Problems exist in identifying and treating deaf "survivors" of child sexual abuse. Even when they are identified, there are problems in effectively applying existing regimens of therapy to this special population. While main streaming the deaf person into society seems to be the wave of the future, and there are positive aspects to this, careful consideration, respect, and acknowledgement must be given to the special culture of the deaf person. Employing existing therapeutic methods, with only the adjustment of supplying an interpreter for the Deaf, may not be enough.
Swartz, D. B. (2019). Techniques in Treating Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: Problematic Areas in Their Application to the Deaf Population. JADARA, 28(1). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol28/iss1/11