Community-based services and interventions for adults with disabilities who have experienced interpersonal violence: a review of the literature                 

 

 

Author(s)Lund, Emily M.
Title Community-based services and interventions for adults with disabilities who have experienced interpersonal violence: a review of the literature
Source Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 2011, Vol 12, No 4, pp 171-182.
Date 2011
Document type Journal article
Summary In this article the author presents a review of the literature published between 1995 and 2010 in relation to community-based interpersonal violence (IPV) services and intervention programs for men and women with diverse disabilities. It was found that the common theme across behaviourally based, cognitively based and psychoeducationally based IPV prevention programs was teaching the participants to recognise, respond to and avoid abusive situations. Most of the studies used small sample sizes or focused on individuals with an intellectual disability. The author discusses service provision gaps and notes the concerning gap between service programs' perceptions of their accessibility and the perception of that accessibility by members of the disability community. The author suggests further research particularly related to the development and rigorous testing of IPV intervention programs that address the specific needs of people with diverse disabilities.
Keywords Disability; IPV; interpersonal violence; accessibility
Topic

Disability; domestic violence