U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Date:Tuesday August 29th, 2017
Given the fact that 1 in 11 students on campuses have a disability, and the high rate of abuse among people with disabilities, it's very likely you encounter students with disabilities in your work preventing and responding to domestic and sexual violence on campus. For this reason, it's essential to design your services in a way that accounts for accesibility, whether you are providing direct services to survivors, designing and implementing prevention efforts, or hosting events.
This webinar will provide an overview of domestic and sexual violence in the lives of people with disabilities and Deaf people, key considerations for working with students with disabilities and Deaf students, a basic review of your legal and ethical responsibilities around accessibility, and offer suggestions for enhancing the accesibility of your collaborating organizations and change efforts to ensure that students with disabilities and Deaf students who experience violence and abuse are able to benefit from the work of your collaborations.
Host TA Provider:
Casa de Esperanza
Anneliese Brown, Senior Program Associate, Vera Institute of Justice
Anneliese Brown has been working to address domestic and sexual violence for over 15 years. She currently serves as a senior program associate for the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety. As a member of the Accessing Safety Initiative team, she works closely with collaborations striving to improve services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence who have disabilities or are Deaf. She’s also a member of the Supervised Visitation Initiative team, and in this role has supported over 30 communities seeking to create or enhance visitation and exchange services that address the unique safety needs of victims of domestic violence and their children.
Prior to joining Vera, she worked for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, where she oversaw the development of the Guiding Principles for the former Supervised Visitation Grant Program.Register Now
Date:Tuesday September 12th, 2017
Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are partnering to introduce their respective projects, DECIMOS NO MÁS and KidSmartz, two campaigns aimed at helping parents talk to their children about ways to protect themselves in an empowering and positive manner. KidSmartz offers materials, activities, videos, quizzes, tips, music, articles, and more to help parents and educators talk to children in a non-threatening way about how to establish safety plans to prevent abduction and spot danger. DECIMOS NO MÁS is a collection of information, materials, and resources that help guide parents through talking to their children about how to establish and recognize healthy communication, relationships, and sexuality in a way that is culturally relevant to Latin@s.
Through this webinar, participants will learn:
- The importance of having meaningful conversations with children early on about their safety, establishing boundaries, and recognizing what healthy relationships, sexuality, and other interpersonal communication look like.
- What tools and resources KidSmartz and DECIMOS NO MÁS offer, and how they can help guide parents, guardians, and teachers in their conversations with children.
- What steps they as adults can take to ensuring the safety and health of the children in their lives, and how to get more involved with DECIMOS NO MÁS and KidSmartz.
Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Eliza Harrell, Director of Outreach, Training and Prevention, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children