North Carolina women were surveyed to examine whether women's disability status was associated with their risk of being assaulted within the past year. Women's violence experiences were classified into three groups: no violence, physical assault only (without sexual assault), and sexual assault (with or without physical assault).
Examined the responses of 81 social care staff (SCS) and 15 nursing staff (NS) providing support in the community to clients with a learning disability who had offended or displayed a sexual offense behavior. The range of behaviors including rape, sexual assault and exposure. While 59% of the SCS were currently supporting a client who had offended, only 22.9% had received training in this area. None of the NS had received training. Both groups expressed low levels of confidence in supporting this client group.
Women with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 24 discuss dating, sex, and disability. 35-minute DVD
Young women with disabilities interview community members to highlight the general population’s view of people with disabilities in comparison to how disabled individuals view their own disability. In this process stereotypes, sexuality, relationships, and rights are discussed. 26-minute DVD. Includes a teacher’s guide.
Presents material in a simple approach to help adults with physical and mental disabilities understand the material. Includes handouts and activities (e.g., role-playing).
Provides ways to communicate with mentally disabled children about sexuality and respect for others as well as oneself. 400-page book
Facilitating positive self-esteem as a means to reduce violence against women with disabilities. Video is accompanied by a Resource Guide booklet
Barriers and strategies to accessing services for sexual assault among elderly and disabled. 22-minute video includes a 157-page manual
Intended to facilitate discussion regarding issues of sexuality, boundaries, sexual assault, and empowerment with individuals with disabilities to reduce incidence of sexual violence.
Designed to assist people with disabilities navigate dangerous situations by improving their knowledge and skills. Curriculum & Video