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Sexual abuse of children with disabilities: A national snapshot.

  title={Sexual abuse of children with disabilities: A national snapshot.},
  author={N. Smith and Sandra Harrell},
This issue brief provides a summary of the main findings that emerged from our work. It provides an overview of the latest research on the incidence and prevalence of sexual abuse of children with disabilities and discusses the dynamics of that abuse including the factors that contribute to its high prevalence, the status of prevention and intervention services designed to address this problem, and critical gaps and opportunities. 
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The association between child maltreatment and disabilities in a hospital-based epidemiological study.
Differences between the Hospital and Residential samples, maltreatment and perpetrator characteristics, disability/maltreatment relationships, and their implications for primary health care are discussed. Expand
Maltreatment and disabilities: a population-based epidemiological study.
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Crime Victims with Developmental Disabilities
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Annotation: The Abuse of Disabled Children
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Victimisation of children with disabilities
Youth and Families
  • 3 Administration on Children Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families
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Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault Svava Brooks, Speak for Change Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living Debrynda Davey
  • Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault Svava Brooks, Speak for Change Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living Debrynda Davey
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