Sexual Abuse

Preventing and treating sexual abuse in children with disabilities: use of a team model of intervention.

The general effects of poverty, unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse, or other social problems are likely to be entangled with the specific effects of sexual abuse. The team is the most appropriate model for the prevention and treatment of the complex issue of sexual abuse in children with disabilities. Advanced practice pediatric nurses can play […]

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Abuse assessment screen-disability (AAS-D): measuring frequency, type, and perpetrator of abuse toward women with physical disabilities.

An interview questionnaire was presented to a multiethnic sample of 511 women, age 18-64 years, at public and private specialty clinics to determine the frequency, type, and perpetrator of abuse toward women with physical disabilities. The four-question Abuse Assessment Screen-Disability (AAS-D) instrument detected a 9.8% prevalence (50 of 511) of abuse during the previous 12 […]

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