Child Victims with Disabilities: Overview and Statistics

This guide from Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center (NRCAC) presents alarming statistics and insights on the victimization of children with disabilities. It reveals that children with disabilities face a significantly higher risk of various forms of abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect, compared to their non-disabled peers. The document underscores the increased vulnerability of these children due to factors such as lack of sexual/body education and societal biases. It also provides essential strategies for forensic interviews and multidisciplinary team (MDT) members, emphasizing the need for patience, concrete language, and avoiding assumptions about the child’s abilities based on their disability

Child Victims with Disabilities: Overview and Statistics
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Categories: Special Topics
Tags: Guide
Author: Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center
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