Sexual Assault and People with Disabilities

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By bhadmin February 2, 2021

After years of neglect, societal concern has begun to focus on sexual assault and people with disabilities. The prevalance of sexual victimization is at least as common for people with disabilities as for other people, perhaps more common, particularly for acquaintance rape. This review examines relevant factors, including vulnerability, impact of sexual victimization, assistance needs, and recovery. Individual service plans should always include risk assessments and security plans to promote risk reduction.

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