Peer to Peer: Bridging the Gap Through Self-Advocacy Curriculum
People with developmental and intellectual disabilities are at an increased risk of experiencing abuse. They may turn to a variety of support systems in the aftermath of victimization, but barriers that exist within these support systems often create obstacles to healing. Other people with disabilities can make ideal supports for people with disabilities who have experienced domestic and sexual violence because they can provide support on an equal level with the person who has been hurt.
The Peer to Peer: Bridging the Gap through Self-Advocacy curriculum was designed to provide self-advocates with the information and tools needed to support survivors and to act as a bridge between the survivor and the programs in the community designed to serve them. Through four interactive courses, self-advocates will learn peer support skills and information about domestic violence, sexual assault, and the justice system.