Resources

  • Sexual Violence in the Lives of Indigenous People with Disabilities

    Nearly 3 million people in the United States identify as “American Indian or Alaskan Native” (2010 U.S. Census). Due to systemic and historical oppression, individuals within these communities experience high rates of sexual assault and have high rates of disability....
  • Promising Practices for Serving Domestic Violence Survivors with Disabilities

    This webinar featured a panel of experts who explored the unique barriers that people with disabilities have to navigate when seeking healing and the strategies that advocates employ to proactively remove those barriers. Specifically, they explored the civil-legal needs of...
  • Ensuring an Accessible Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month was established in October of 1987. Since then, across the country, domestic violence advocates have organized awareness-raising events in support of domestic violence survivors, to highlight the rates of domestic violence in their communities and to...
  • Centering Survivors with Disabilities in Your Organizational Policies

    When survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors engage with your victim service organization or disability program, they are necessarily engaging with the policies that guide the delivery of your services. Regardless of they type of organization, failure to account for...
  • Training Slides “Service Animals, Assistance Animals, and Emotional Support Animals”

    Bridging South Dakota Training to: Learn the about “service animals, assistance animals and emotional support animals.” Learn what questions we “can” and “cannot” ask. Learn how to prepare for the conversation. Learn how to become comfortable with the conversation. Learn...
  • Intersectionality, Disability and Victimization

    This webinar provided an overview on supporting survivors with disabilities in an intersectional manner. We discussed recognizing the wide-spread nature of trauma and its effects, which can, in and of itself, cause disability, understanding the potential avenues for recovery and...
  • Safety and Assistive Technology

    Technology is integral in the daily lives of all people. This session explored the range of assistive technology used by people with disabilities, including common terms, definitions, and differences. The Assistive Technology Industry Association defines assistive technology as “any item,...
  • Providing Accessible and Effective Services to Survivors of Sexual Assault with Disabilities

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in support of survivors everywhere, we dedicated this month’s End Abuse of People with Disabilities webinar to lifting up promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities. The webinar featured a panel comprised of a...
  • Creating Language Access with Deaf Advocates: Partnering for Success

    Conferences are a place where advocates and leaders in the anti-violence movement can learn more about trends and strategies as well as network with other colleagues. For Deaf advocates, there are access considerations to ensure they can fully participate. This...
  • What’s Happening for Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence?

    Deaf domestic and sexual violence programs are few and far between in comparison to hearing programs. There are only 20 “for Deaf, by Deaf” programs compared to approximately 3,000 programs designed for hearing survivors. What does this mean for Deaf...