Sexual Abuse

Eating disorders, post-traumatic stress, and sexual trauma in women veterans

Forman-Hoffman VL, Mengeling M, Booth BM, Torner J, Sadler AG. Mil Med. 2012 Oct;177(10):1161-8. SOURCE:  RTI, International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA. We examine lifetime eating disorders (EDOs) and associations with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sexual trauma during various stages of the life course (childhood, during military service, and lifetime) […]

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Sexual abuse prevention: a training program for developmental disabilities service providers.

Bowman RA, Scotti JR, Morris TL.  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA. BowmanRachelA@uams.edu.  J Child Sex Abus. 2010 Mar;19(2):119-27. doi: 10.1080/10538711003614718. Persons with developmental disabilities are at an increased risk for becoming victims of sexual abuse. Research has revealed that the largest group of identified perpetrators of sexual abuse is […]

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Are adolescent girls with a physical disability at increased risk for sexual violence?

Alriksson-Schmidt AI, Armour BS, Thibadeau JK.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. sax3@cdc.gov.  J Sch Health. 2010 Jul;80(7):361-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2010.00514.x. BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether US female adolescents who self-reported having a physical disability or long-term health problem […]

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Women with intellectual disabilities–a study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills

Eastgate G, Van Driel ML, Lennox NG, Scheermeyer E.  Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Mater Hospitals, Brisbane, Queensland. g.eastgate@uq.edu.au.  Aust Fam Physician. 2011 Apr;40(4):226-30. BACKGROUND: Sexual abuse and abusive relationships are known to be especially common in people with intellectual disability. This study explored how women […]

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Communicative empowerment of people with intellectual disability

van Nijnatten C, Heestermans M.  Utrecht University, the Netherlands. c.h.c.j.vannijnatten@uu.nl.  J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2012 Jun;37(2):100-11. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2012.678308. BACKGROUND: Personal narratives are conditional for victims of sexual abuse to overcome their trauma. Counsellors can help victims with intellectual disability to take an active position in conversations about sexuality and to co-construct a personal narrative. METHOD: […]

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Nurse practitioner knowledge of child sexual abuse in children with cognitive disabilities

Koetting C, Fitzpatrick JJ, Lewin L, Kilanowski J.  Sinclair School of Nursing University of Missouri-Columbia, MO 65211, USA. cwkoetting@earthlink.net.  J Forensic Nurs. 2012 Jun;8(2):72-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2011.01129.x. Epub 2012 Jan 6. The purpose of this study was to describe the knowledge level of nurse practitioners regarding symptoms of child sexual abuse in children with cognitive disabilities. […]

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Health Promotion Curricula in CDC Funded States: Kansas

Kansas Disability/Violence Awareness Project–KS   Target Audience      Community advocacy agencies involved in helping women with disabilities who experience domestic violence or sexual assault This project will support a collaborative effort between Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and community advocacy agencies to provide technical assistance, training, education and awareness to Kansas advocacy programs on […]

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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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Lifetime physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, depression, and suicide attempts among Native American women.

Although there is preliminary evidence that violence against women and children may be particularly prevalent in some Native American communities, associations between abuse and substance abuse, mental health problems, and suicide attempts have rarely been studied in this population. This study examined lifetime and current physical and sexual abuse among 30 Native American women. Nearly […]

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