Abuse

Feasibility of expanding NEISS-AIP to create a scientific database on violence and disability

Dorothy K. Marge Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 153–164, July 2011 Published online: December 23, 2010   Abstract  Background This study identifies a feasible approach to an evidence-based source of information about violence and disability. Objective The purpose was to determine the feasibility of using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury […]

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Feasibility of expanding NEISS-AIP to create a scientific database on violence and disability

Dorothy K. Marge Disability and Health Journal, issue 3 July 2011, 2 p153–164 Published online: December 23, 2010  Background This study identifies a feasible approach to an evidence-based source of information about violence and disability. Objective The purpose was to determine the feasibility of using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) to collect […]

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Childhood trauma in multiple sclerosis: a case-control study

Spitzer C, Bouchain M, Winkler LY, Wingenfeld K, Gold SM, Grabe HJ, Barnow S, Otte C, Heesen C.  Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg  Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg-Eilbek, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. c.spitzer@uke.uni-hamburg.de.  Psychosom Med. 2012 Apr;74(3):312-8. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31824c2013. Epub 2012 Mar 9. OBJECTIVE:  To investigate the association between […]

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SAFEPLACE, Texas

SafePlace, Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program). Disability Services provides national trainings on the issue of abuse against individuals with disabilities and how to provide effective outreach and accessible services to abuse survivors with disabilities. Training materials are available for purchase at www.austin-safeplace.org (e.g., Stop the Violence, Break the Silence Curriculum). They also provide technical assistance […]

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The Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University

Web-based course entitled Abuse and Neglect of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Problem of National Significance. The comprehensive course addresses the complexity of issues that surface when children or adults with developmental disabilities are victimized and includes a module on recognizing sexual abuse. Information on the course can be found at: http://www.vcu.edu/partnership/maltreatment/.

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The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC), Massachusetts

An independent state agency whose purpose is to investigate and remediate cases of abuse of the Commonwealths most vulnerable citizens. DPPC was created by law in 1987. They run a hotline and make referrals, maintain data, do investigations, and collaborate with other agencies to protect adults with disabilities. Their website is www.state.ma.us/dppc.

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DeafHope

www.deaf-hope.org DeafHope is an agency established for and run by deaf women to address the needs of women in this population. DeafHope’s mission (as described on its website) is: “…to end domestic violence and sexual assault against Deaf women and children through empowerment, education and services…”.

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Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET)

www.cavnet.org CAVNET is a membership organization and tax-exempt nonprofit addressing crime victims with disabilities, violence against women, and human rights. CAVNET’s online library has a comprehensive collection of materials on victimization of people with disabilities, as well as material on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There is listing of organizations involved in domestic violence, sexual assault, […]

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Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WVCADV)           Format             Webpage         This webpage discusses how domestic violence can affect the lives of people with disabilities in ways that differ from people without disabilities. For example, people with disabilities may have caregivers who might withhold medical treatment, deny personal care and access to […]

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Sexuality Resources: Violence and Abuse

DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Ontario   Format             Program                       DAWN works to generate knowledge, information, and skills to secure inclusion and equality of women and girls with disabilities.  Included on DAWN’s website are factsheets on Family Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Women with DisAbilities & Reproductive Rights.   Contact URL  http://dawn.thot.net/   Contact Agency       […]

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