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Violence and Abuse in the Lives of People with Disabilities

Book

Each year hundreds of thousands of individuals with disabilities become victims of neglect, sexual abuse, and physical violence. Abuse is undeniably one of the gravest social issues. Why is the abuse of individuals with disabilities so prevalent, and how can it be prevented? This extraordinary, passionate and urgent reference addresses these questions and describes strategies to promote the personal safety and well being of individuals. Beginning with an insightful look at the nature of abuse and why it occurs, this book offers professionals and families specific guidance for: detecting instances where abuse may be occurring, identifying important risk factors of abuse, combating abuse by altering specific social conditions, helping to heal the consequences of abuse, and ending the harmful violence cycle in which people become entrapped. Keyword: Families

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Author
Sobsey, Dick
Source
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Publisher
Paul.H.Brookes Publishing Co., Baltimore
Publication Date
1 January 1994
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Families
Origin
United States

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