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Resources Related to Violence Against Women with Disabilities


Web Sites

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.

CAVNET (www.cavnet2.org). The Communities Against Violence Network, an international network of experts and advocates working in the areas of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault, operates this Web site offering a wide range of violence related resources, with sections specifically on people with disabilities. Those sections include publications and organizations/service providers worldwide.

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 on conferences, books, news, research, and other topics. To subscribe contact dick.sobsey@ualberta.ca.


Additional Resources

Reaching Out: A Guide for Victim Advocates on Helping Victims with Mental Retardation. To be published in 2001. This guide gives 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).

National Women’s Health Information Center. The center carries a variety of publications on abuse of women with disabilities, including fact sheets, statistical information, journal articles, organization contacts, and professional guidelines for working with women with disabilities who have been abused. The center can be reached at 800/994-WOMAN, or the resources can be found on the Web at http://www.4woman.gov/.


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Resources: Resources Related to Violence Against Women with Developmental and Other Disabilities

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Citation: Abramson, W., Emanuel, E., Gaylord, V., & Hayden, M. (Eds.). (2000). Impact: Feature Issue on Violence Against Women with Developmental or Other Disabilities, 13(3) [online]. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration. Available at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/133/.

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