Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Adults with Disabilities More Likely to Be Victims of Violence

See this well done story from ABC News, which begins:
Adults with disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence than adults who are not disabled, according to a new study published online in The Lancet
Mentally ill adults are at four times higher risk for violence, and adults with intellectual impairments are also particularly vulnerable. 
A team of researchers from the United Kingdom's Liverpool John Moores University and the World Health Organization analyzed 26 studies on violence against disabled adults, with more than 21,000 participants from around the world.


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