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ERIC Number: EJ1006275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
A Friendships and Dating Program for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Formative Evaluation
Ward, Karen M.; Atkinson, Julie P.; Smith, Curtis A.; Windsor, Richard
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n1 p22-32 Feb 2013
Meaningful relationships with others are often elusive for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but no less desired for their full inclusion and participation in society. It is well documented that people with disabilities are victims of interpersonal violence at higher rates than peers without disabilities. This article presents a formative evaluation of the Friendships and Dating Program (FDP). The FDP was designed to teach the social skills needed to develop healthy, meaningful relationships and to prevent violence in dating and partnered relationships. Thirty-one adults were recruited by 5 community agencies in Alaska to participate. The results showed the size of the participants' social networks increased and the number of incidents of interpersonal violence was reduced for participants who completed the FDP, and outcomes were maintained 10 weeks later.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aaiddjournals.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska