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Best Practices for Legal Advocacy for People with Disabilities

01/23/2017 - 01/23/2017

Navigating the legal system can be challenging in the best of circumstances. When you also have a disability, additional barriers will arise. Legal advocates need to ensure that they are prepared to best provide services for people with disabilities as well as ensuring that courts are prepared to provide necessary accommodations. This webinar will explore… Read more »


Violence Against People with Disabilities and Deaf People 101

02/28/2017

Research has shown that some people with disabilities experience increased risk of domestic and sexual violence compared to people without disabilities and that those that do experience such violence reported a larger number of perpetrators and a greater duration of violence. In this webinar, Vera staff will explore some of the unique complexities of violence… Read more »


Understanding the Legal Framework: Federal Laws and Case Law Impacting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations.

03/14/2017

Survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors need the services of domestic violence and sexual violence organizations at the same rate, if not more often, than people without disabilities. However, these organizations are not always sure how to best ensure that they are providing appropriate services to these survivors or what they are required to do under the… Read more »



Who Decides? The Unique Dynamics of Serving Survivors with Guardians.

08/15/2017

For some people with disabilities, a court has appointed them a guardian to help them make important decisions. There are different types of guardianship, including plenary and limited guardianships, and rules vary by state. This webinar is a primer on the how to best serve a survivor who has a guardian – including issues of… Read more »


You Report? Everyone Reports? Mandated Reporting Obligations When a Survivor Has a Disability Webinar

10/17/2017

Serving the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors is complicated by complex mandatory reporting requirements. These requirements are different in every state and can have stark consequences for service providers that work with people with disabilities and Deaf people. This webinar will provide an overview of mandatory reporting… Read more »



Surviving in the Shadows: Sexual Assault Against Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men

12/12/2017 - 12/12/2017

Male survivors face unique obstacles when trying to access sexual assault and domestic violence services. When the survivor also has a disability or is Deaf, the barriers are compounded, making it even more difficult to access services. This webinar will provide service providers with insight into the victimization of men with disabilities, explore the unique… Read more »


Raising the Bar: Best Practices for Legal Advocacy for People with Disabilities

01/23/2018

Navigating the legal system can be challenging in the best of circumstances. When you also have a disability, additional barriers will arise. This webinar explores best practices for legal advocates as well as innovative ideas to help survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors navigate the legal system.


Creating and Maintaining a Safety Net for Survivors with Disabilities

05/15/2018 - 05/15/2018

Advocates working within domestic violence and sexual assault programs often connect survivors with other benefits such as welfare and affordable housing to bridge the gap from living with abuser to living on their own. When serving survivors with disabilities, there are additional services that a survivor might need assistance accessing, such as federal disability benefits… Read more »