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ERIC Number: EJ779084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
The Delivery of a Survivors' Group for Learning Disabled Women with Significant Learning Disabilities Who Have Been Sexually Abused
Peckham, Nicholas Guy; Corbett, Alan; Howlett, Susan; McKee, Alan; Pattison, Sue
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v35 n4 p236-244 Dec 2007
People with learning disabilities are more likely to experience sexual things happening to them when they do not want them to. This is called sexual abuse. A group was started to help women who have been sexually abused. The group met once a week and lasted for 20 weeks. Women who were interested in attending this group were given information about it and asked on three separate occasions if they wanted to attend. Seven women with learning disabilities took part in the group and their carers helped them travel to the group and then went into a separate carers' group upstairs. After the groups had finished the carers helped the women get home again. Some of the women found it very difficult to talk about the sexual abuse that had happened to them. At first they felt very upset and two women hurt themselves. Everybody felt angry about what had happened and it was good to hear they were not alone. After several months the group helped the women feel less scared and depressed and helped the women's carers understand them better. This research matters because it helped the women move on with their lives and will help others who want to start a survivors' of sexual abuse group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom