The intersection of disability, diversity, and domestic violence: Results of national focus groups

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Oliver Williams

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Abstract

Using data from two national focus groups of 19 key informants, this article explores the unique issues faced by people with physical and sensory disabilities in accessing help for domestic violence, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of people of color with disabilities. In addition, this study explores the programmatic preferences of people of color with disabilities in seeking help in regards to domestic violence, and assesses the cultural competence, disability awareness, and domestic violence awareness of domestic violence service providers and disability organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-152
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cultural competence
  • Disability
  • Diversity
  • Domestic violence
  • Help seeking
  • People of color
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Service providers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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