December 14, 2023

Engagement Series: Recognizing Domestic & Sexual Violence

Learn how to recognize and prevent domestic and violence against people with disabilities.

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The Person Centered Services Engagement Series is a quarterly discussion to share vital information for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This series is geared towards people receiving Care Coordination, family and caregivers, and anyone else who would benefit from the information shared.

A December 14, 2023 installment featured Kelly Weiss, Project Coordinator from the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. She covered a critical topic — how people with disabilities can recognize and prevent domestic and sexual violence.

The event included discussions on:

-Identifying the problem: information about rates of violence against people with disabilities

-Risk factors that lead to extremely high rates of victimization

-Signs of domestic and sexual violence

-How to create a safe space for disclosure

-Referring and supporting someone with accessing community services

-Prevention, starting with sexuality education and violence prevention programming

Watch a recording of this valuable Engagement Series webinar below: