Sexual abuse prevention for persons with mental retardation

Am J Ment Retard. 1997 Mar;101(5):459-72.

Abstract

The problem of sexual abuse among persons with mental retardation, skills for preventing sexual abuse, and methods for assessing prevention skills were discussed. Because very little research on teaching sexual abuse prevention skills exists, research on abduction prevention programs for persons with mental retardation as well as on sexual abuse prevention programs for children, was reviewed. Suggestions for future research in the area of sexual abuse prevention for persons with mental retardation were discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / prevention & control*
  • Education of Intellectually Disabled / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability / psychology*
  • Male
  • Research