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What are the support needs of women with learning disabilities who have been abused?

McCarthy, Michelle (2016) What are the support needs of women with learning disabilities who have been abused? Tizard Learning Disability Review, 21 (1). pp. 29-32. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-09-2015-0036) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:67337)

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Abstract

Purpose– In discussing some of the issues arising from the article by Angela Olsen and Catherine Carter, the purpose of this paper is to draw readers’ attention to the various support needs women with learning disabilities may have.Design/methodology/approach– Critical analysis based on review of literature and the author’s research and practice-based experience.Findings– Women with learning disabilities have similar support needs to other women who have experienced violence and abuse. However, in order to get their needs met, they need access to information, support from professionals and to share experiences with other women.Originality/value– This commentary encourages readers to view the abuse of women with learning disabilities in a broad social context and to use all the knowledge available to protect and empower individuals, whilst at the same time demanding social changes to end discrimination and abuse.Keywords:

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-09-2015-0036
Uncontrolled keywords: abuse, learning disabilities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 19:22 UTC
Last Modified: 16 May 2021 22:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67337 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McCarthy, Michelle: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1358-2516
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