Using data from two national focus groups of nineteen 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.
Lightfoot, E. & Williams, O. (2009). The intersection of disability, domestic violence and diversity: Results of national focus groups. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 17(2), 133-152.
Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station
Elizabeth, Lightfoot; Williams, Oliver J..
The intersection of disability, domestic violence and diversity: Results of national focus groups.
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.
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