Impact Feature Issue on Violence Against Women with Developmental or Other Disabilities
Resources Related to Violence Against Women with Disabilities
The following Web sites and electronic mail network offer information about violence and women with disabilities:
MINCAVA (www.mincava.umn.edu).An electronic clearinghouse by the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. Information is organized into over 50 topical areas including disabilities and violence, hate crimes, bibliographies, dating violence, domestic violence, faith response, GLBT community, men and violence, research centers, resource people, service providers, survivor resources, cultural research, and violence-related databases. Resources include articles, fact sheets, research papers, Weblinks, and organizations.
Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (www.bcm.edu/crowd). The center’s Web site offers an array of materials related to violence and women with disabilities, including information on its prevalence, guidelines for clinicians, access to battered women’s programs, independent living center abuse services, interventions, and research methods.
ICAD.ICAD is an electronic mail network on the topic of abuse and disability. It includes researchers, clinicians, people with disabilities, parents, and others in 12 countries. The list is free and offers information from other members of conferences, books, news, research, and other topics. To subscribe contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reaching Out: A Guide for Victim Advocates on Helping Victims with Mental Retardation. To be published in 2001. This guide gives the victim advocates an in-depth look at mental retardation and the tools they need to successfully assist crime victims with this type of disability. A national resource list of helpful materials is included. Developed by The Arc of the U.S. and the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. Available through the Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center, 800/627-6872 or 877/712-9279 (TTY).
Help for People with Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities Who Become Victims of Crime: A Guide for Arc Chapters.To be published in 2001. This guide gives disability advocates an in-depth understanding of how victim assistance agencies operate and how to access their services for crime victims with disabilities. A national resource list of helpful materials is included. Developed by The Arc of the U.S. and the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. Available through the Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center, 800/627-6872 or 877/712-9279 (TTY).
Gaylord, V., Abramson, W. H., Emanuel, E., & Hayden, M. (Eds.). (2000). Feature Issue on Violence Against Women with Developmental or Other Disabilities. In Impact (Vol. 13). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration.
- Wendie H. Abramson: SafePlace, Austin, Texas
- Ellie J. Emanuel: Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
- Mary Hayden: Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Impact is published quarterly by the Institute on Community Integration (University Afﬁliated Program), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. This issue was supported, in part, by Grant#90DD0506/01 from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services; and Grant #H133B980047 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Department of Education. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reﬂect the views of the Institute, Center, University, or their funding sources.
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