Adolescents with mental retardation: Perceptions of sexual abuse
Reactions of nonretarded female undergraduates to sexually coercive situations in which neither, one, or both protagonists had mental retardation were examined. Results indicated that retardation affected perceptions of both responsibility and harm. Implications for the education of mental health professionals about the emotional needs of individuals with retardation are discussed.
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
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Podell, David M.; Kastner, Joan; and Kastner, Sheldon, "Adolescents with mental retardation: Perceptions of sexual abuse" (1996). Kean Publications. 2838.