Abuse & Neglect: Information & Resources
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Trauma Informed Practices
APA Issues Guidelines for Assessment of and Interventions with Persons with Disabilities
Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities Resource Directory for Service Providers
- 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.
Recognizing, Prevention and Reporting Child Abuse
Preventing Abuse of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: What Teachers Can Do (pp 59-63)
Child Abuse and Children with Disabilities
Protecting the Most Vulnerable From Abuse
American Psychological Association