Published Online: August 16, 2012
Published in Print: July 18, 2012, as Students With Disabilities

Report Roundup

Students With Disabilities

"Prevalence and Risk of Violence Against Students With Disabilities"

A new research review finds that children with disabilities are four times more likely to become victims of violence than children who are nondisabled.

The authors said that while children with disabilities are widely believed to be at greater risk of violence, this study is the first to quantify the prevalence and magnitude of that risk.

Published last week in the online version of The Lancet, it says that 26.7 percent of children with disabilities have been exposed to some kind of violence during their lives. Violence was defined in the report as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or neglect.

Vol. 31, Issue 36, Page 5

Related Stories
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented