Womens Support Project

Violence against disabled women and children

 This section offers a selection of helpful resources on violence against disabled women and children.

Download a copy of this resource list in pdf format. [48kb]

Violence and abuse in the lives of people with disabilities: the end of silent acceptance
By Dick Sobsey
Pub. Paul Brookes Publishing Co, Baltimore,
USA, 1994

Her wits about her, Self defence success stories by women,
Eds Denise Caignon & Gail Groves,
Pub. Womens Press, London, 1989
This is a very encouraging book which brings together accounts from fifty four women who have survived assaults. The book covers a wide variety of verbal, physical, sexual assaults against girls and women of all ages, able bodies and women with disabilities, white, black, Hispanic women etc. Well worth reading.

The SCOSAC focus on child sexual abuse & people with disabilities or special needs
By Cathy Roberts PhD
Pub. SCOSAC, London, 1992

This far and no further : towards ending the abuse of disabled children
By Helen Westcott & Merry Cross
Pub. Venture Press, Birmingham, 1996

Child Abuse Review, Journal of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Special issue on Abuse and Children with Disabilities (Vol 1, No. 3, Dec 1992)
By Lis Kelly and Margaret Kennedy (eds Pub. Wiley

The Abused Deaf Child the Role of the Social Worker with Deaf People
Pub. National Deaf Children`s Society, 1990
A report on a conference held in 1990, produced by National Council of Social Workers with deaf people and The Keep Deaf Children Safe Project. Includes recommendations for work with abused deaf children. Looks at connections between disability and child abuse; communication with children based on research and experience. Very worthwhile.

You choose, Pub. Keep Deaf Children Safe Project
National Deaf Children’s Society, 1990
Excellent book in English and sign language which addresses the safety needs of deaf children . Includes notes on using the book.

By Keep Deaf Children Safe
Pub. NDCS, London

Pack for workshops on issues facing disabled women experiencing violence from men that they know
Produced by Leeds Inter-Agency Project, 2002
This pack has two sections. The first is a training outline for workers and the second for women. Far from being patronising both of these structures are informative and pitched well. The courses are backed by a 20 minute video. Reading list on deaf issues also available.


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