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Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities: A Collaborative Response (Skills Seminar I)
Research findings report that children with disabilities are maltreated more than twice as often as typically developing children. However, these children are less likely to report abuse, and, when they do, their stories often are not understood nor believed. The workshop discussion focuses on collaborative investigation of abuse and neglect of children with disabilities, communication issues, competency, and interviewing. Presenters model the use of first-person language, treatment of the child with disabilities respectfully throughout the investigation, and cultural sensitivity. Case examples illustrate how to approach collaborative investigation of these cases in a step-by-step manner.
Partnership for People
Department of Social Services
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