Sexual abuse of people with developmental disabilities

  title={Sexual abuse of people with developmental disabilities},
  author={Nora J. Baladerian},
  journal={Sexuality and Disability},
This article provides a comprehensive review of the State of the Art, regarding abuse of persons with disabilities as of 2/90. It provides a unique approach to defining abuse, gives statistics on incidence and prevalence, and a national review of data collection efforts. Prevention programs nationwide are scattered, and inconsistent, but represent a growing interest and implementation. Identification of abuse continues to be an obstacle, both for social service and law enforcement, who require… 

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  • Philosophy, Psychology
    Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • 2008
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