Date06/15/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
Host(s)Shelby Philips (she/her/hers), Program & Communications Coordinator, ValorUS
Presenter(s)Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez (she/her/hers), Director of Prevention and Priscilla Klassen (she/her/hers), Project Coordinator
Sexual violence disproportionately affects the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is important that disability service providers and anti-sexual violence advocates build relationships to develop tools that will best support survivors with I/DD. This web conference is for advocates, direct support professionals, program staff and any other individuals who support folks with I/DD and are committed to creating safe, supportive environments for the people they care for.
The Collective Power to Eradicate Sexual Violence:
Web Conference Series for Community Partners
June & July 2021
ValorUS is committed to community centered approaches to eradicating sexual violence. By building the skills of local providers and bridging with local sexual assault programs, we can prevent and reduce generations of trauma and related social ills. We are excited to offer our annual Summer Workshop Series for Community Partners who encounter sexual assault survivors among their clients/consumers. Leveraging our collective power, these web conferences are grounded in ValorUS’ Collective Power: A Practical Blueprint for Sexual Assault Programs to Create Community Partnerships and Collaborations, a roadmap to create, foster, and sustain partnerships and collaborations between rape crisis centers/dual agencies, and organizations and sectors allied with our anti-sexual violence movement.
- Discuss prevalence of sexual violence and abuse of persons with disabilities
- Identify barriers to service and risk factors that can lead to increased rates of sexual violence
- Demonstrate strategies for creating access and combating ableism