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ERIC Number: EJ763882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
The Vulnerability and Sexual Abuse of People with Learning Disabilities
Peckham, Nicholas Guy
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v35 n2 p131-137 Jun 2007
In his capacity as a Clinical Psychologist the author provides psychological support to people with learning disabilities living in hospital and in the community. Frequently, the problem behaviour highlighted in referral letters (such as sexualized behaviour, anger management or self-harm) is formulated as relating to a past history of abuse and neglect which they had experienced. In view of increasing client referrals and a limited research literature the author established a small team, developed and then piloted a survivors' group for women with a learning disability. The pilot achieved ethical approval and the survivors' group ran concurrently with an educational support group for their carers. For more details about this pilot study see Peckham (2005) "Developing, delivering and evaluating a survivors group pilot in Northumberland for women with significant learning disabilities who have been sexually abused." Unpublished DClinPsych Thesis, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne; and Peckham et al. (2007). These articles summarize the research literature in the area of sexual abuse and describe, in detail, the problem of delivering and evaluating a survivors' group for women with learning disabilities.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Newcastle upon Tyne)