ERIC Number: EJ790140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 9
Domestic Violence against Women Who Have Disabilities: What Educators Need to Know
Brodwin, Martin G.; Siu, Frances W.
Education, v127 n4 p548-551 Sum 2007
Throughout human history, violence against women has occurred in every part of the world. Abuse is a serious problem facing women with disabilities in our country. In addition to experiencing all forms of abuse, women with disabilities also suffer abuse unique to their disabilities and for longer periods of time when compared to women without disabilities. Due to the magnitude of this social, health, and criminal justice problem, it is highly probable that educators will have students who have been abused or are currently in abusive relationships. Moreover, abuse of women with disabilities can severely interfere with their educational goals and therefore, their financial resources. Educators may play a significant role in changing the quality of life of these women.
Descriptors: Family Violence, Females, Quality of Life, Disabilities, Social Problems, Social Justice, Teacher Role, High Risk Students, Ethics
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