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Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities

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CHILDREN AND TEENS

 

Abuse of Children with Intellectual Disabilities

The Arc (2009), 3 pages
Overview examining the rate of victimization of children with intellectual disabilities, the vulnerability of such children to abuse, signs of abuse, and how to prevent abuse.
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Bullying and Students with Disabilities

National Council on Disabilities (2011), 9 pages
Briefing paper, written for the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention, describes the problem of bullying of students with disabilities and the applicability of existing disability and special education laws. It also makes several policy recommendations.
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Child Abuse Victims with Disabilities: A Curriculum for Law Enforcement First Responders and Child Protective Services Frontline Workers

Disability & Abuse Project, Instructor manual 181 pages, participant manual 190 pages, PowerPoint presentation 150 slides
Training for child abuse first responders addresses the most important aspects of response when the child has a cognitive and communication disability. This Curriculum, developed under a Children's Justice Act Grant in California, is designed to be taught by a Multi-Disciplinary Team. While written for Californian first responders, the materials can easily be adapted to any state or territory. Includes instructor manual, participant manual, and PowerPoint presentation.
PDF—Instructor Manual
PDF—Participant Manual
PPT—PowerPoint Presentation

The Risk and Prevention of Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2012), 20 pages
Bulletin for professionals including information about the scope of the problem, risk factors, promising practices, prevention, identification and assessment, collaborative responses, and training.
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Statistics on Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities

Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Webpage linking to research and resources regarding the greater risk and incidence of maltreatment for children with disabilities.
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