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dc.contributor.authorObilade, Titilola T.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T15:56:11Z
dc.date.available2015-05-15T15:56:11Z
dc.date.issued2004-12-28
dc.identifier.citationObilade, T. T. (2004). Child Abuse and Disabled Children. Abstract for paper presented at the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria - Annual General Scientific Meeting/Workshop, Lagos, Nigeriaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/52351
dc.descriptionAbstract for presentation given at the Annual General Scientific Meeting/Workshop of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 28, 2004.en_US
dc.description.abstractChildren with disabilities are a population at a higher risk of abuse and maltreatment. Studies have shown that children with disabilities are 3.4 times more likely to be abused than nondisabled peers. These disabilities include children who are visually-impaired, hearing-impaired, chronically-ill, developmentally delayed, behaviorally or emotionally disordered. The apparent low incidence of child abuse perpetuated against disabled children in Nigeria may not be unrelated to the inability to recognize and report cases as they occur. Studies have also shown that cultural practices and traditional practices contribute to the problem of child abuse. Several elements may increase the risk of abuse for children with disabilities. Children with disabilities often place higher emotional, physical, economic and social demands on their families making it imperative for the caregivers or parents of children with disabilities to be supported. The parents should be supported by the community to prevent risk factors that may lead to child abuse. Risk factors for child abuse on children with disabilities can be increased when the parent/guardian becomes depressed with caring for the disabled child. Raising a disabled child in the family may lead to one parent abandoning the child, thereby creating an even greater burden on the parent that is left with the child. This also increases the risk of abuse on the disabled child. The support of the community is very important in managing a disabled child.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.subjectChild abuseen_US
dc.subjectDisabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.titleChild Abuse and Disabled Childrenen_US
dc.typeAbstract
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