Critical issues in researching domestic violence among people of color with disabilities

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Oliver Williams

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While there are a number of programs emerging providing services to people of color with disabilities who experience domestic violence, there is little research on the needs of this population. Using data collected from two national focus groups of 19 expert informants, this article outlines key areas of research needed for providing better services to people of color who are Deaf or have disabilities and appropriate research methods for collecting data about this population. Respondents indicated that a research agenda should include investigating the scope of the problem, in-depth needs of domestic violence survivors, cost-effectiveness of culturally and disability-specific programs, and development of best practices through in-depth evaluations of existing programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-219
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Data collection
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic violence
  • People of color
  • Research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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