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Violence and abuse of people with disabilities is a widespread problem. This is the one book that empowers everyone - professionals, families, and self-advocates alike - to stop abuse before it starts and empower people with disabilities to fight back. In clear and straightforward language, abuse prevention educator Nancy Fitzsimons calls readers to action and gives them the no-nonsense guidance they need to help people with a wide range of disabilities learn concrete ways to arm themselves against violence and abuse; identify situations that might make a person vulnerable to violence or abuse; recognize the indicators of physical assault, sexual assault, neglect, psychological abuse, and financial exploitation; take appropriate action if they suspect or know someone is being abused; and make the most of supportive services and systems.
people with disabilities, violence, abuse
Fitzsimons, N. M. (2009). Combating violence & abuse of people with disabilities: A call to action. Brookes Publishing.