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THE LIFE EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY WHO WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

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2019
Abstract/Description:
The views of those with an intellectual disability (ID) on sexuality is not a topic many are willing to broach. Many challenges exist for those identified with ID when it comes to sexual education, including a lack of appropriate curricula; a lack of trained school personnel; the inability of school, state, and national stakeholders to agree on policy or curriculum content; and the generalizability of the content. These challenges are heightened by an increase in sexual assault of women with ID. To improve sexual assault prevention skills, the researcher conducted a phenomenological study to identify the current status of sexual assault and sexual education, specifically for women with ID. Semi-structured interviews occurred with seven women with ID who were sexually assaulted. The outcome of this dissertation research provides information, derived from these women, as ways to better educate females with ID in relation to sexual education and sexual assault prevention.
Title: THE LIFE EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY WHO WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.
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Name(s): Schreffler, Jillian, Author
Dieker, Lisa, Committee Chair
Hines, Rebecca, Committee Member
Vasquez, Trey, Committee Member
Wolfe, Pamela, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The views of those with an intellectual disability (ID) on sexuality is not a topic many are willing to broach. Many challenges exist for those identified with ID when it comes to sexual education, including a lack of appropriate curricula; a lack of trained school personnel; the inability of school, state, and national stakeholders to agree on policy or curriculum content; and the generalizability of the content. These challenges are heightened by an increase in sexual assault of women with ID. To improve sexual assault prevention skills, the researcher conducted a phenomenological study to identify the current status of sexual assault and sexual education, specifically for women with ID. Semi-structured interviews occurred with seven women with ID who were sexually assaulted. The outcome of this dissertation research provides information, derived from these women, as ways to better educate females with ID in relation to sexual education and sexual assault prevention.
Identifier: CFE0007724 (IID), ucf:52445 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-08-01
Ph.D.
Community Innovation and Education, School of Teacher Education
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Intellectual Disability -- Sexual Assault -- Sexual Education -- Prevention
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007724
Restrictions on Access: public 2019-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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