Cognitive Disability and Domestic Violence Position Paper
Community Living Association (CLA Inc.) recently commissioned a position paper on Women with Cognitive Disability and Domestic Violence in response to the Queensland Government’s commitment to carry out a review on the impacts of domestic violence and people living with disability. This review is a recommendation from the Not Now, Not Ever Report released last year.
QAMH’s Sue Pope attended the Discussion Forum in May hosted by CLA Inc. and CLA Inc. and co-sponsors, QDN, Micah Projects, ASID, WWILD and QADA. Attendees heard the experience of survivors; it was heard that women with a cognitive disability are 40-70% more likely to experience domestic or family violence. They also discussed the impacts and experiences of women living with cognitive disability who have experienced domestic violence.
The paper is available to read here.