Throughout the year, NCEDSV promotes national and Nevada awareness campaigns relating to domestic and sexual violence. Review the resources below to begin your own community-wide campaign to educate others about these important issues.
This awareness and prevention campaign consists of materials developed by a statewide advisory committee comprised of people who have expertise in serving people with developmental disabilities, their parents, and advocates working with survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. In addition, we are grateful for representatives from the following statewide agencies/institutions: the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Nevada Governor’s Council on Development Disabilities, Nevada PEP, the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Autism Treatment Assistance Program for their time and dedication to this on-going project.
Current materials include Myths and Facts About Sexual Violence Against People with Disabilities and The Rights and Responsibilities for People with Disabilities in both English and Spanish. In addition, a handbook with Education Resources can be downloaded. These materials are meant to be a starting point to create awareness of the issue of sexual assault, understand the vulnerability of people with developmental disabilities as a target for abuse, and to share resources about the prevention and promotion of healthy relationships.
Webinar: “Helping Parents Recognize & Respond to Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Against Young People with Developmental Disabilities” This webinar was recorded on March 31, 2020 and is now posted along with supporting educational materials.
Upcoming Webinar in Spanish scheduled for viernes, 29 de mayo de 2020 11:30AM-1:00PM. Visit here to view description and register for Ayudando a padres reconocer y responder al Abuso de Relaciones y Agresión Sexual Contra Jóvenes con Discapacidades del Desarrollo. Esta publicación es apoyada por la División Estatal de Salud Pública y Conductual de Nevada a través de la Subvención Número NB01OT009309-01-00 de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. Su contenido es exclusivamente responsabilidad de los autores y no representan necesariamente las opiniones oficiales de la División ni de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades.”