Addressing Sexual Violence in I/DD Communities
May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This 4-hour training provides vital information on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to sexual violence in the Intellectual and Development Disability (I/DD) communities. We will discuss the dynamics and traumatic impact of sexual violence, how to recognize abuse specifically in non-verbal populations, as well as explore strategies for a trauma-informed response to survivors. Attendees will learn mandatory reporting requirements, local resources to provide to survivors and their families, and how to improve organizational policies to protect survivors and their wellbeing, including anti-retaliation policies. Attendees have the option of participating in this training in January (in person), March(virtual) and April (virtual) 2023.