A community based model providing services for deaf and deaf-blind victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
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Deaf and Deaf-Blind women and children are at risk of being long term victims of sexual assault and domestic violence without culturally and linguistically relevant services. While Deaf and Deaf-Blind victim issues do not differ significantly from the mainstream population, relevant and accessible services have not traditionally been available to the Deaf and Deaf-Blind communities. This article proposes a strategy for providing such services based on a model developed by the only Deaf-run agency in the United States.
Key Wordsdeaf empowerment sexual assault domestic violence advocacy
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