Victims with Disabilities Family Resources
Supporting an individual who has experienced abuse can be a lot to take on. Refer to the following resources to understand how to best support your close community:
Maltreatment of children with disabilities can be especially complex. Preventchildabuse.org provides information to families seeking information on the matter.
For direct services for family members of individuals with disabilities, contact your local Regional Center.
The Victims of Crime Resource Center provides resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers, and other victim advocates.
The National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability provides a resource called "Talk About Sexual Violence," which addresses the widespread and often unrecognized sexual violence of women with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) provides information about the sexual abuse of people with disabilities and where to get help.
To find contact information for your county to report suspected child abuse or neglect, click here.