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Child Welfare Information Gateway Trauma Informed Practices APA Issues Guidelines for Assessment of and Interventions with Persons with Disabilities
  • The January 2012 issue of American Psychologist contains several new practice guidelines for specific populations: seniors, LGBT clients, people with disabilities, and parents. Among the 22 guidelines for clients with disabilities is one directed to the issue of disability and abuse.
  • Guideline 11 recommends that psychologists should strive to recognize that people with disabilities are at increased risk for abuse and they should address abuse-related situations appropriately. The guideline recognizes that people with disabilities are victims of violence and abuse at a much higher rate than the population at large. This is true for men as well as for women. Abuse and neglect can be the initial cause of a disability or abuse may exacerbate an existing disability.
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