Abstract

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.

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Graduation Date

2019

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Dieker, Lisa

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

School of Teacher Education

Degree Program

Education; Exceptional Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0007724

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0007724

Language

English

Release Date

August 2019

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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