Intimate Partner Violence Among Transitional-Aged Women With and Without Disabilities: Implications for Social Work Practice

Elspeth Slayter, Elizabeth Lightfoot, Monica Leisey

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Abstract

Although women with disabilities are at increased risk for intimate partner violence (IPV), little is known about how this phenomenon impacts transitional-aged young women with disabilities who are still trying to master the developmental challenges of adolescence. This study explores risk factors for and prevalence of IPV by drawing on a population-based sample of women ages 18–21 with (N = 1,616,207) and without (N = 7,554,064) self-reported disabilities. Findings suggest that risk factors for IPV were more prevalent among sample members, as was past year experience of IPV. This study has implications for school social workers and disability service providers who interact with this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-290
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disability
  • handicapped
  • intimate partner violence
  • young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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