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Webinars

From Classroom to Dorm Room: Serving Survivors with Disabilities on Campus

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In a recent study, 31.6% of undergraduate females with disabilities reported nonconsensual sexual contact compared to 18.4% of undergraduate females without a disability (Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, 2017). Despite this increased likelihood of sexual assault on campus, survivors with disabilities continue to be underserved by programs… Read more »


A Rural Perspective: Serving Survivors of Domestic or Sexual Violence with Disabilities in Rural Communities

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Survivors of domestic or sexual violence with disabilities face barriers in receiving services, but when they live in a rural community, they may have an even more difficult time receiving accessible services. Local culture around disability, limited accessible transportation options, a lack of confidentiality, and the fact that there are fewer available resources are all… Read more »


Providing Accessible Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Who are Blind or Have Low Vision

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Blind survivors face unique barriers when seeking services after experiencing domestic or sexual violence. These barriers can impact intake, service provision, and referrals. They may include a lack of materials available in screen reader accessible format or Braille, a lack of understanding about the unique dynamics of violence in the lives of Blind survivors, a… Read more »



Autonomy is Safety: Using Supported Decision-Making to Facilitate the Safety of People with Disabilities

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People with disabilities are more likely to experience domestic and sexual violence than people without disabilities. Society has traditionally responded to this increased likelihood of violence by limiting the choices that people with disabilities can make, using strategies such as institutionalization, mandatory reporting, and guardianship. Limiting the amount of autonomy people with disabilities have, however,… Read more »


Preserving the Right to Parent: Custody Issues for Survivors with Disabilities

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Survivors of domestic violence face barriers within the family court and child welfare systems. When a parent is a survivor with a disability, the odds of losing custody of their child(ren) increase exponentially. As of 2012, 35 states still listed disability as grounds for termination of parental rights even without evidence of abuse or neglect…. Read more »



Effectively Supporting Survivors with Mental Health Disabilities

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This webinar will explore strategies for service providers when working with people with mental health disabilities as well as potential solutions to overcome common concerns and ensure access to a wide range of services for all survivors. Register for the webinar by clicking the calendar icon to the right of this description or going to… Read more »



Addressing Trauma in the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Trauma can have a lasting effect on a person’s mental, emotional, and even physical states. When a person has an intellectual or developmental disability, the impact of trauma can be even more pronounced and unique methods for addressing the trauma are necessary. This webinar will explore the complicated manifestation of trauma in individuals with I/DD… Read more »




Serving Both Sides: Navigating Domestic Violence Amongst Service Users

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This webinar explores the importance of policies to ensure effective and safe services for all people served when there is domestic violence amongst service providers as well as some important considerations when developing a related policy at your organization.


It’s My Prerogative: Consent and Healthy Sexuality for People with Disabilities

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This webinar reviews the need for sexuality education for people with disabilities, issues around consent to sex for people with disabilities, how to talk to people with disabilities about consent, and resources for discussing sexuality with people with disabilities with the ultimate goal of promoting safe and autonomous sexual relationships.


Nothing About Us Without Us: Centering the Movement Around Self-Advocates

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This webinar provides an overview of how to facilitate the effective participation of self-advocates at the intersection of violence and disability as well as some of the benefits of ensuring that the movement is centered around their lived experiences.


Creating and Maintaining a Safety Net for Survivors with Disabilities

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When serving survivors with disabilities, there are additional services that a survivor might need assistance accessing, such as federal disability benefits and supportive housing. This webinar provides information on how to connect survivors with disabilities to these necessary resources.


Working with Deaf Survivors

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This webinar provides information on violence against Deaf people as well as strategies for ensuring language access for Deaf survivors seeking services.


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

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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.


One Size Does Not Fit All: Serving Culturally Diverse Survivors with Disabilities

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Victims of sexual or domestic violence come from every race, ethnicity, and background imaginable. One of the most challenging aspects of serving survivors is ensuring that you are providing culturally competent services to all, no matter what their background. This webinar explores the complicated goal of providing culturally specific services to survivors with disabilities.



Who Decides? The Unique Dynamics of Serving Survivors with Guardians

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This webinar is a primer on the how to best serve a survivor who has a guardian – including issues of confidentiality and information on how to approach the situation when the guardian is the perpetrator of violence. Practical tips will be provided on how to maintain a survivor-centered approach when the survivor has a… Read more »