Date(s) - 08/31/2021 - 09/02/2021
Building Sustainable Change: How Disability Service Providers Can Effectively Respond to Sexual Violence Against People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Presented by: Kansas BELIEVE Team.
Part 1: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10 a.m. – Noon & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (CST) and
Part 2: Thursday, September 2, 2021, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (CST).
This 2-part training will offer best practice information on the importance of including an anti-oppression and trauma- informed approach to responding to people with I/DD who have experienced sexual violence. Additionally, participants will receive information about state and local resources to connect survivors to advocacy services and gain knowledge on how to build and sustain collaborative partnerships with advocacy programs and self-advocate chapters in their community.
- As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
- Identify the dynamics and prevalence (statistics) of sexual violence against people with I/DD.
- Utilize (use) a trauma-informed, person-centered approach when disclosures (someone shares their experience) of sexual violence are made by survivors with I/DD.
- Analyze (evaluate) how supported decision-making can empower survivors and increase their safety.
- Understand the importance of working with a survivor when a mandatory report is required.
- Identify community resources for survivors of sexual violence.
- Describe the importance of community collaboration.
AUDIENCE: Direct service providers. Those who provide necessary supports and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) where they live and work.
Service providers play a key role in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Because of this, service providers must understand the prevalence (statistics) and dynamics of sexual violence committed against people with I/DD. Using a co-training approach, self-advocates will help provide participants the tools necessary to help people with I/DD feel empowered to make informed decisions when disclosing or reporting sexual violence. Participants will learn how to provide trauma-informed, person-centered support to survivors to help in their recovery and healing.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Register soon, space is limited!
How to Register:
The Zoom join link for this event will be emailed to all approved and complete registrants on Monday, August 30, 2021.
Training: Jami Clark firstname.lastname@example.org 785-232-9784.
Registration: Shelly Newman email@example.com 785-232-9784.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2018-FW-AZ-K007 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.