A Conversation on Serving Deaf Survivors

Deaf individuals in the U.S. experience rates of domestic and/or sexual violence equal to or higher than hearing individuals, with emerging research pointing to rates twice that of hearing individuals. From 911 systems that only take phone calls to victim service providers not providing American Sign Language interpreters, Deaf survivors routinely face barriers when reaching out for help. Through this conversation with Deaf advocates, you will gain insight into the experiences of Deaf survivors, get a better understanding of the barriers they encounter, and practical information on how to better meet the needs of Deaf survivors.

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Published on:
March 9, 2021
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Communities of Focus:
Dating and Domestic Violence, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Sexual Assault
Intended Audience:
Administrator/Funder, Criminal Justice Personnel, Disability/Deaf Services Provider, Technical Assistance Provider, Victim Services Provider