Maltreatment and disabilities: a population-based epidemiological study.

  title={Maltreatment and disabilities: a population-based epidemiological study.},
  author={Patricia M. Sullivan and John F. Knutson},
  journal={Child abuse \& neglect},
  volume={24 10},
Maltreatment Risk Among Children With Disabilities
The prevalence of disabilities in the child protection system suggests a need for awareness of the scope of issues faced by these children and the need for interagency collaboration to ensure children’s complex needs are met.
Prevalence and Severity of Child Impairment in a US Sample of Child Maltreatment Investigations
Nearly half of the children investigated by child protection in the United States are not typically developing, suggesting that those working for the child welfare system need to be attentive to the complex needs of children with intellectual disabilities and emotional or behavioral impairments and their families.
Signs and Symptoms of a Stressed System: How to Recognize and Address Child Maltreatment in the Home
The fact that the disabled are at high risk for maltreatment is well documented (Goldson, 1998; Sullivan & Knutson, 2000; Zeanah & Hamilton, 1998). Reynolds (2001) reported that 39-68% of girls and
Abuse of Children with Intellectual Disabilities.
There is consistent evidence that there is a link between children with disabilities and abuse, and individuals with intellectual disabilities are 4 to 10 more times as likely to be victims of crime than others without disabilities.
Disability and Victimization in a National Sample of Children and Youth
Results suggest that attention-deficit disorder/attention- deficit with hyperactivity disorder elevates the risk for peer victimization and property crime, internalizing psychological disorders increase risk for both child maltreatment and sexual victimization, and developmental/learning disorders heighten risk only for property crime.


A Report on the Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities.
This report summarizes available information on the incidence of child abuse among children with disabilities, relationships between child abuse and disability, and the incidence of disabilities
State Efforts to Identify Maltreated Children with Disabilities: A Follow-Up Study
Results indicate that more states provided assistance to local child welfare agencies than was reported in 1982, the number of states that routinely collected disability information in child maltreatment cases had declined, and seven states required training in disabilities for child welfare workers, with an average of four hours required.
The association between child maltreatment and disabilities in a hospital-based epidemiological study.
A survey of state efforts in gathering information on child abuse and neglect in handicapped populations.
Gender differences in abused children with and without disabilities.
Patterns of Physical and Sexual Abuse of Communicatively Handicapped Children
These children may be at risk for abuse from a wide variety of potential perpetrators, including teachers, dormitory counselors, van drivers, clergy, classroom aides, older students, peer siblings, scout leaders, abused peers, baby-sitters, and custodians.
A clinical-demographic study of sexually abused children.