An Exploration of Violence Among Homeless Women with Emotional Disabilities: Implications for Practice and Policy
This research found a high incidence of violence among homeless women with emotional disabilities. The study reports that 82 percent of the homeless women with emotional disabilities had a history of violence in their lives. The most common form of violence was physical; the least common was sexual abuse. The practice and policy implications for these findings are discussed. It is suggested that the Olmstead v. L. C. (1998) ruling under the Americans With Disabilities Act might force states to provide better services to homeless women with a history of violence and emotional disabilities.
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emotional disability, Americans With Disabilities Act, ADA, homeless, family violence, sexual abuse
Pardeck, John T., and Paul A. Rollinson. "An exploration of violence among homeless women with emotional disabilities: implications for practice and policy." Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation 1, no. 4 (2002): 63-73.
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation