This paper discusses the policies, outreach, welcoming environments, ensuring access, attitudinal access, communication access, collaboration, training, and sustainability for survivors with disabilities. It was created for rural advocates at dual and multiservice agencies to help with overcoming barriers to trauma-informed care for this group of survivors.
Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety partnered with the Ms. Foundation for Women in 2012 to examine the prevalence of this abuse and existing responses and to recommend next steps for a national strategy to respond to this epidemic. This issues brief summarizes the study, its findings, and its recommendations.
This report, developed by 1 in 6 and Peace Over Violence, is based on community research with traditionally excluded or marginalized groups. Groups involved in the report included deaf survivors, female gang-affiliated survivors, male survivors, parents and their child survivors, and research experts in child sexual abuse. The report includes recommendations for working with underserved groups.
Crime victims with disabilities may face challenges that other victims do not face, such as the ability to access services or communicate with advocates. Supporting Crime Victims With Disabilities, a new training curriculum, focuses on recognizing and addressing these challenges so that all victims with disabilities receive the support and assistance they need. (OVC) Downloadable training materials for presenters who are providing training is available.
In 2008, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center partnered with the Victims Rights Law Center, National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, University of New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania Community Legal Services to develop and conduct a national survey on housing and sexual violence. This report provides a summary of key survey findings and policy recommendations.
This online collection was developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to assist communities in developing more effective strategies to address the complex issue of housing and sexual violence. Additional resources, including book titles, articles, reports, and journals can be found by browsing the library, searching our publications or by sending an information request.
- foundational information on disability and Deaf culture. - Explores what we know about sexual violence in the lives of women with disabilities and Deaf women. - Discusses strategies for effectively serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf women. - Provides practical steps you can take to improve your services for women with disabilities and Deaf women.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.