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A Blueprint for Change: Toward a National Strategy to End Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities

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dc.contributor.author Harrell, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-29T21:56:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-29T21:56:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Harrell, Sandra (2018). A Blueprint for Change: Toward a National Strategy to End Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities. Vera Institute for Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety, 42 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://storage.googleapis.com/vera-web-assets/downloads/Publications/a-blueprint-for-change/legacy_downloads/a-blueprint-for-change-report.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/987
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract This blueprint is the culmination of literature reviews, stakeholder interviews, round table discussions, and an overall collective effort among advocates from the fields of child advocacy, victim services, and disability—as well as professionals from the criminal justice system—to chart a course for ending sexual abuse of children with disabilities. Because so little work has been done in this area, we relied heavily on our own experiences in the field, together with the many, many stories of sexual abuse we have heard from people with disabilities. The blueprint provides a brief summary of what we learned, and offers practical suggestions for integrating the needs of children with disabilities into prevention efforts, intervention efforts, and first responses….According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, people with disabilities face at least double the risk of violent crime victimization compared to those with no disabilities. When factors like age and type of disability are taken into account, more specific concerns emerge. In fact, children with intellectual and mental health disabilities are at a much greater risk of victimization: 4.6 times that of their peers without disabilities. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vera Institute for Justice en_US
dc.subject Synthesis en_US
dc.subject Child Abuse en_US
dc.subject Child Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Disabled en_US
dc.subject Impairment en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.subject Intellectual Disability en_US
dc.subject Physical Disability en_US
dc.subject Developmental Disability en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject Accountability en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Community Involvement en_US
dc.subject Victim Protection en_US
dc.title A Blueprint for Change: Toward a National Strategy to End Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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