Children with Disabilities and Sexual Abuse: Risk Factors and Best Practices.
Published: April 2016
ABA Child Law Practice
Vol. 35, No. 4 , p. 60-61
ABA Center on Children and the Law
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This article highlights key points from a webinar on the sexual abuse risks faced by children with disabilities. It explains children with disabilities are three times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse, reasons children with disabilities are vulnerable to sexual abuse, common myths about children with disabilities, and best practices in child sexual abuse prevention for children with disabilities.
children with disabilities; child abuse; sexual abuse; risk factors; prevention; child safety; evidence based practice