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Impact: Feature issue on violence against women with developmental disabilities
Authors: Abramson, Wendi, Emanuel, Ellie, and Hayden, Mary (Editors)
A major civil rights, quality of life, and health issue for women with developmental and other disabilities is the presence of violence in their lives. Women with disabilities experience the highest rate of personal violence of any group in our society today. Yet, they are often invisible in the crime statistics, frequently find community services such as domestic and sexual violence programs inadequately prepared to fully understand and meet their needs, face disability service systems that don't clearly see and effectively respond to the violence, and are all too commonly devalued and unsupported because of societal prejudice.
In this issue, we examine violence as it impacts women with developmental and other disabilities. We offer strategies and ideas for bringing together disability service providers, sexual and domestic violence programs, law enforcement and the justice system, policymakers, researhers, and women with disabilities - presenting these articles in the hope that this epidemic will soon end.
The articles in this issue include:
- What we know about violence against women with developmental diabilities
- Policy implications of what we don't know.
- Breaking the power of discrimination
- Recognizing and responding to signs of violence.
- Homophobia as violence.
- Making services accessible.
- Strategies for the justice system
- Collaboration between disability & domestic/sexual violence services
- Disability education for law enforcement
|Name:||Institute on community Integration|
|Organization:||U of MN|
|Address:||109 Pattee Hall|
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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|Cost:||Free online. Print copies also available; 1st copy free, each additional $4|
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