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Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities Series Part 1 – Online
May 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Please note that this webinar series addresses sensitive topics and includes content that can be triggering.
According to the United States 2010 census*, approximately 56.7 million people in the United States identify as having a disability. This two-part webinar series will examine domestic violence and its impact on people with disabilities as well as safety planning and available resources. Part 1 will explore the intersection of interpersonal violence and disability. We will begin by understanding what exactly domestic violence is. We will explore how interpersonal violence affects individuals with disabilities with co-occurring needs such as substance abuse and mental health diagnoses. Part 2 will focus on the unique challenges a person with a disability faces when in an interpersonal violence relationship including barriers to seeking safety and the impact of trauma. At the end of the series you will: 1) Understand what domestic violence is 2) Learn about safety planning for a person with a disability and 3) Increase understanding about what keeps a domestic violence survivor with a disability in the relationship and how trauma impacts this decision.