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  • Anctil, T. M., McCubbin, L. D., O'Brien, K., Pecora, P., & Anderson-Harumi, C. a. (2007). Predictors of adult quality of life for foster care alumni with physical and/or psychiatric disabilities. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(10), 1087-100. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2007.05.005
  • Benedet, J., & Grant, I. (2007). Hearing the Sexual Assault Complaints of Women with Mental Disabilities: Consent, Capacity and Mistaken Belief. McGill LJ, 52(2), 243-289. Retrieved from
  • Brodwin, M., & Siu, F. (2007). Domestic Violence Against Women Who Have Disabilities: What Educators Need to Know. Education, 127(4), 548-552. Retrieved from
  • Brown, H. (2012). Not only a crime but a tragedy [...] exploring the murder of adults with disabilities by their parents. The Journal of Adult Protection, 14(1), 6-21. doi:10.1108/14668201211200763
  • Brownlie, E. B., Jabbar, A., Beitchman, J., Vida, R., & Atkinson, L. (2007). Language impairment and sexual assault of girls and women: findings from a community sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35(4), 618-26. doi:10.1007/s10802-007-9117-4
  • Brownridge, D. a. (2006). Partner violence against women with disabilities: prevalence, risk, and explanations. Violence against Women, 12(9), 805-22. doi:10.1177/1077801206292681
  • Bruder, C., & Kroese, B. (2005). The efficacy of interventions designed to prevent and protect people with intellectual disabilities from sexual abuse: a review of the literature. The Journal of Adult Protection, 7, 13-27. doi:10.1108/14668203200500009
  • Cambridge, P., Beadle-Brown, J., Milne, A., Mansell, J., & Whelton, B. (2011). Patterns of Risk in Adult Protection Referrals for Sexual Abuse and People with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 24(2), 118-132. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00574.x
  • Carver, J. (2004). Love and Stockholm Syndrome: The Mystery of Loving an Abuser. Counseling Resource. Retrieved from
  • Cederborg, A.-C., & Lamb, M. E. (2006). How does the legal system respond when children with learning difficulties are victimized? Child Abuse & Neglect, 30(5), 537-47. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2005.10.015
  • Collier, B., McGhie-Richmond, D., Odette, F., & Pyne, J. (2006). Reducing the risk of sexual abuse for people who use augmentative and alternative communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Baltimore, Md.: 1985), 22(1), 62-75. doi:10.1080/07434610500387490
  • Copel, L. C. (2006). Partner abuse in physically disabled women: a proposed model for understanding intimate partner violence. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 42(2), 114-29. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6163.2006.00059.x
  • Davies, R., & Mansell, I. (2006). Responding to the Abuse of People with Learning Disabilities: The Role of the Police. Journal of Adult Protection, The, 8(1), 11-19. Retrieved from
  • Dickman, B., & Roux, a. (2005). Complainants with learning disabilities in sexual abuse cases: a 10-year review of a psycho-legal project in Cape Town, South Africa. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 33, 138-144. doi:
  • Eastgate, G., & Driel, M. Van. (2011). Women with intellectual disabilities A study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills. Australian Family Physician, 40(4), 226-230. Retrieved from
  • Embry, R. a., & Grossman, F. D. (2006). The Los Angeles County Response to Child Abuse and Deafness: A Social Movement Theory Analysis. American Annals of the Deaf, 151(5), 488-498. doi:10.1353/aad.2007.0003
  • Focht‐New, G., & Clements, P. (2008). Persons With Developmental Disabilities Exposed to Interpersonal Violence and Crime: Strategies and Guidance for Assessment. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 44(1), 3-13. Retrieved from
  • Fortugno, F., Katsakou, C., Bremner, S., Kiejna, A., Kjellin, L., Nawka, P., ... Priebe, S. (2013). Symptoms Associated with Victimization in Patients with Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. PLoS ONE, 8(3), 1-9. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058142
  • Gill, M. (2010). Rethinking Sexual Abuse, Questions of Consent, and Intellectual Disability. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 7(3), 201-213. doi:10.1007/s13178-010-0019-9
  • Gore, M. T., & Janssen, K. N. (2007). What Educators Need to Know About Abused Children With Disabilities. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 52(January 2015), 49-55. doi:10.3200/PSFL.52.1.49-55
  • Hassouneh-Phillips, D., & McNeff, E. (2005). "I thought I was less worthy": Low sexual and body esteem and increased vulnerability to intimate partner abuse in women with physical disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 23(4), 227-240. doi:10.1007/s11195-005-8930-3
  • Hassouneh-Phillips, D., McNeff, E., Powers, L., & Curry, M. A. (2005). Invalidation: A Central Process Underlying Maltreatment of Women with Disabilities. Women & Health, 41(1), 33-50. doi:10.1300/J013v41n01_03
  • Hawkins, S., Allen, D., & Jenkins, R. (2005). The Use of Physical Interventions with People with Intellectual Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour - the Experiences of Service Users and Staff Members. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 18(1), 19-34.
  • Heilporn, A., André, J. M., Didier, J.-P., & Anne Chamberlain, M. (2006). Violence To and Maltreatment of People With Disabilities: a Short Review. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 38(1), 10-12. doi:10.1080/16501970500476092
  • Helfrich, C., Badiani, C., & Simpson, E. (2006). Worker role identity development of women with disabilities who experience domestic violence. Work, 27(3), 319-328. Retrieved from
  • Hibbard, R. a, & Desch, L. W. (2007). Maltreatment of children with disabilities. Pediatrics, 119, 1018-1025. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-0565
  • Hoong Sin, C., Hedges, A., Cook, C., Mguni, N., & Comber, N. (2011). Adult protection and effective action in tackling violence and hostility against disabled people: some tensions and challenges. The Journal of Adult Protection, 13(2), 63-75. doi:10.1108/14668201111139718
  • Hooper, L. M., L'Abate, L., Sweeney, L. G., Gianesini, G., & Jankowski, P. J. (2014). Models of Psychopathology, 99-115. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8081-5
  • Horner‐Johnson, W., & Drum, C. (2006). Prevalence of Maltreatment of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of Recently Published Research. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 12(1), 57-69. doi:10.1002/mrdd
  • Howe, D. (2006). Disabled children, maltreatment and attachment. British Journal of Social Work, 36, 743-760. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bch419
  • Howlett, S., & Danby, J. (2007). Learning disability and sexual abuse: Use of a woman only counselling service by women with a learning disability. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 12(1), 4-15.
  • Jenkins, R., & Davies, R. (2006). Neglect of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Failure to Act? Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 10(1), 35-45. Retrieved from
  • Jones, P., & Kroese, B. (2007). Service Users' View of Physical Restraint Procedures in Secure Settings for People with Learning Disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, (2003), 50-54. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3156.2006.00390.x/Bild
  • Kathryn, W. (2013). What is Stockholm syndrome? BBC News Magazine, (August), 1970-1972.
  • Khemka, I., Hickson, L., & Reynolds, G. (2005). Evaluation of a decision-making curriculum designed to empower women with mental retardation to resist abuse. American Journal of Mental Retardation: AJMR, 110(3), 193-204. doi:10.1352/0895-8017(2005)110<193:EOADCD>2.0.CO;2
  • Kroese, B. S., & Thomas, G. (2006). Treating Chronic Nightmares of Sexual Assault Survivors with an Intellectual Disability - Two Descriptive Case Studies. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 19(1), 75-80. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2005.00275.x
  • Lightfoot, E. B., & LaLiberte, T. L. (2006). Approaches to child protection case management for cases involving people with disabilities. Child Abuse & Neglect, 30, 381-391. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2005.10.013
  • Macy, R. (2009). Commentary on Development of Measures of Abuse Among Women with Disabilities and the Characteristics of their Perpetrators. Violence against Women, 15(9), 1035-1039. Retrieved from
  • Marsland, D., Oakes, P., & White, C. (2007). Abuse in care? the identification of early indicators of the abuse of people with learning disabilities in residential settings. Journal of Adult Protection, The, 9(4), 6-20. Retrieved from
  • Martin, S. L., Ray, N., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Kupper, L. L., Moracco, K. E., Dickens, P. a, ... Gizlice, Z. (2006). Physical and sexual assault of women with disabilities. Violence against Women, 12(9), 823-37. doi:10.1177/1077801206292672
  • Mays, J. M. (2006). Feminist disability theory: domestic violence against women with a disability. Disability & Society, 21(January 2015), 147-158. doi:10.1080/09687590500498077
  • Mcfarlane, A., Schrader, G., Bookless, C., & Browne, D. (2006). Prevalence of victimization, posttraumatic stress disorder and violent behaviour in the seriously mentally ill. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(11-12), 1010-1015. doi:10.1080/j.1440-1614.2006.01925.x
  • McFarlane, J., Hughes, R. B., Nosek, M. a, Groff, J. Y., Swedlend, N., & Dolan Mullen, P. (2001). Abuse assessment screen-disability (AAS-D): measuring frequency, type, and perpetrator of abuse toward women with physical disabilities. Journal of Women's Health & Gender-Based Medicine, 10(9), 861-866. doi:10.1089/152460901753285750
  • Mcmillan, I. (2007). People with learning disabilities "especially prone to sexual abuse." Learning Disability Practice, 10(1), 5-5.
  • Miller, J. a., Hunt, D. P., & Georges, M. a. (2006). Reduction of Physical Restraints in Residential Treatment Facilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 16(4), 202-208. doi:10.1177/10442073060160040101
  • Mitra, M., Mouradian, V. E., & Diamond, M. (2011). Sexual violence victimization against men with disabilities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(5), 494-7. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2011.07.014
  • Murphy, G. H., O'Callaghan, a. C., & Clare, I. C. H. (2007). The impact of alleged abuse on behaviour in adults with severe intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 51(october), 741-749. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2007.00973.x
  • Namnyak, M., Tufton, N., Szekely, R., Toal, M., Worboys, S., & Sampson, E. L. (2008). "Stockholm syndrome": psychiatric diagnosis or urban myth? Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 117(1), 4-11. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0447.2007.01112.x
  • Nannini, A. (2006). Sexual Assault Patterns Among Women With and Without Disabilities Seeking Survivor Services. Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 16(6), 372-9. doi:10.1016/j.whi.2006.10.001
  • Northway, R., Melsome, M., Flood, S., Bennett, D., Howarth, J., & Thomas, B. (2013). How do people with intellectual disabilities view abuse and abusers? Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID, 17(4), 361-75. doi:10.1177/1744629513509565
  • Nosek, M., & Hughes, R. (2006). Disability, psychosocial, and demographic characteristics of abused women with physical disabilities. Violence Against Women, 12, 838-850. Retrieved from
  • Oschwald, M., & Renker, P. (2009). Development of an accessible audio computer-assisted self-interview (A-CASI) to screen for abuse and provide safety strategies for women with disabilities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24(5), 795-818. Retrieved from
  • Painter, S. (1993). Emotional Attachments in Abusive Relationships: A Test of Traumatic Bonding Theory, 8(2), 105-120.
  • Pan, S.-M. (2007). Prevalence of sexual abuse of people with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 45(6), 373-9. doi:10.1352/1934-9556(2007)45[373:POSAOP]2.0.CO;2
  • Peckham, N. G. (2007). The Vulnerability and sexual abuse of people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35(2), 131-137. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3156.2006.00428.x
  • Peckham, N. G., Howlett, S., & Corbett, A. (2007). Evaluating a Survivors Group Pilot for Women with Significant Intellectual Disabilities who have been Sexually Abused. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 20(4), 308-322. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2006.00347.x
  • Perry, D. W., White, G., Norman, G., Marston, G., & Auchoybur, R. (2006). Risk assessment and the use of restrictive physical intervention in adults with a learning disability. Learning Disability Practice, 9(6), 30-36. doi:10.7748/ldp2006.
  • Phasha, N. (2009). Responses to Situations of Sexual Abuse Involving Teenagers with Intellectual Disability. Sexuality and Disability, 27(4), 187-203. doi:10.1007/s11195-009-9134-z
  • Plummer, S.-B., & Findley, P. a. (2012). Women with disabilities' experience with physical and sexual abuse: review of the literature and implications for the field. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 13(1), 15-29. doi:10.1177/1524838011426014
  • Powers, L., & Renker, P. (2009). Interpersonal Violence and Women With Disabilities Analysis of Safety Promoting Behaviors. Violence against Women, 15(9), 1040-1069. Retrieved from
  • Radford, J., Harne, L., & Trotter, J. (2006). Disabled women and domestic violence as violent crime. Practice, 18(January 2015), 233-246. doi:10.1080/09503150601025204
  • Redmond, S. M. (2011). Peer Victimization Among Students With Specific Language Impairment, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Typical Development. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42(October), 520-535. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2011/10-0078)a
  • Reichard, A., & Langlois, J. (2007). Violence, Abuse, and Neglect Among People With Traumatic Brain Injuries. The Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation, 12(6), 390-402. Retrieved from,_Abuse,_and_Neglect_Among_People_With.9.aspx
  • Reiter, S., & Lapidot-Lefler, N. (2007). Bullying among special education students with intellectual disabilities: Differences in social adjustment and social skills. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 45(3), 174-181. doi:10.1352/1934-9556(2007)45[174:BASESW]2.0.CO;2
  • Robinson, S., & Chenoweth, L. (2012). Understanding emotional and psychological harm of people with intellectual disability: an evolving framework. The Journal of Adult Protection, 14(3), 110-121. doi:10.1108/14668201211236313
  • Romney, S. C., Litrownik, A. J., Newton, R. R., & Lau, A. (n.d.). The relationship between child disability and living arrangement in child welfare. Child Welfare, 85(6), 965-84. Retrieved from
  • Rosen, D. B. (2006). Violence and exploitation against women and girls with disability. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1087, 170-177. doi:10.1196/annals.1385.002
  • Rosenhall, U., Nordin, V., Sandstrom, M., Ahlsen, G., & Gillberg, C. (1999). Autism and Hearing Loss, 29(5).
  • Rowsell, a C., Clare, I. C. H., & Murphy, G. H. (2013). The psychological impact of abuse on men and women with severe intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID, 26(4), 257-70. doi:10.1111/jar.12016
  • Sanghera, P. (2007). Abuse of children with disabilities in hospital: issues and implications. Paediatric Nursing, 19(6), 29-32.
  • Saxton, M., McNeff, E., & Powers, L. (2006). We're All Little John Waynes: A Study of Disabled Men's Experiences of Abuse by Personal Assistants. Journal of Rehabilitation, 72(4), 3-13. Retrieved from
  • Sclafani, M. J., Humphrey, F. J., Repko, S., Ko, H. S., Wallen, M. C., & Digiacomo, A. (2008). Reducing patient restraints: a pilot approach using clinical case review. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 44(1), 32-9. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6163.2008.00145.x
  • Scriver, S., Mears, E., & Wallace, I. (2013). Older Women and Sexual Violence: Recognising and Supporting Survivors. Journal of Adult Protection, The, 15(6), 301-316. Retrieved from
  • Sequeira, H. (2006). Implications for practice: research into the effects of sexual abuse on adults with intellectual disabilities. The Journal of Adult Protection. doi:10.1108/14668203200600026
  • Smith, D. L., & Strauser, D. R. (2008). Examining the impact of physical and sexual abuse on the employment of women with disabilities in the United States: An exploratory analysis. Disability & Rehabilitation, 30(14), 1039-1046. doi:10.1080/09637480701539542
  • Strentz, T. (1980). The Stockholm Syndrome: Law Enforcement Policy and Ego Defenses of the Hostage. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 137-150. Retrieved from
  • Talbot, B. Y. M. (2013). Gone Girl. New Yorker.
  • Trotter, M. J., & LaLiberte, T. (2008). Sexual abuse of people with developmental disabilities. In C. M. Renzetti & J. L. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (pp. 652-654). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi:10.4135/9781412963923.n436
  • Trotter, M., & LaLiberte, T. (2008). Sexual abuse of people with developmental disabilities. In Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence (pp. 652-654). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi:10.4135/9781412963923.n436
  • Wacker, J., Macy, R., Barger, E., & Parish, S. (2009). Sexual assault prevention for women with intellectual disabilities: a critical review of the evidence. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 47(4), 249-62. doi:10.1352/1934-9556-47.4.249
  • Weiner, M. T., & Miller, M. (2006). Deaf children and bullying: directions for future research. American Annals of the Deaf, 151(1), 61-70. doi:10.1353/aad.2006.0021
  • Yung, C. R. (2014). How to lie with rape statistics: America's hidden rape crisis. Iowa Law Review.

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