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“Institutions are places of abuse” : the experiences of disabled children and adults in State care Brigit Mirfin-Veitch and Jenny Conder

By: Mirfin-Veitch, Brigit.
Contributor(s): Conder, Jenny.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, New Zealand : Donald Beasley Institute, 2017Description: electronic document (69 pages) ; PDF file: 2.59 MB.Subject(s): PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES | Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhuii Tika Tangata | CHILD ABUSE | CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | ABUSED MEN | ABUSED WOMEN | ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE | ADULT SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE | CHILD NEGLECT | DISABLED PEOPLE | EMOTIONAL ABUSE | INSTITUTIONAL CARE | INSTITUTIONAL VIOLENCE | PHYSICAL ABUSE | PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE | SEXUAL ABUSE | VICTIMS | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: To learn more about the experiences of people with learning disability, the Human Rights Commission asked researchers at the Donald Beasley Institute to: • Find out what is known about the abuse of people with learning and other disabilities in State care • Find out what we don’t know about the abuse of people with learning disabilities and other disabilities in State care • Make suggestions about what research needs to happen to make sure people are not abused in the future. The Donald Beasley Institute researchers used an integrative review methodology (Whittemore & Knafl, 2005) to do their research. This method meant that they could use research, literature, films and audiorecordings. From these they could find examples of the ways that people with learning disability had been abused in State care. This report covers the period 1950 to 1992. (From the executive summary). Record #5532
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To learn more about the experiences of people with learning disability, the Human Rights
Commission asked researchers at the Donald Beasley Institute to:
• Find out what is known about the abuse of people with learning and other disabilities
in State care
• Find out what we don’t know about the abuse of people with learning disabilities
and other disabilities in State care
• Make suggestions about what research needs to happen to make sure people are not
abused in the future.
The Donald Beasley Institute researchers used an integrative review methodology
(Whittemore & Knafl, 2005) to do their research.
This method meant that they could use research, literature, films and audiorecordings.
From these they could find examples of the ways that people with learning disability had been abused in State care. This report covers the period 1950 to 1992. (From the executive summary). Record #5532