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Training – Opening the Door: Believe Our Truth

April 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

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Join the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) in our efforts to increase awareness of abuse against adolescents and young adults for this one session virtual webinar. This presentation will give attendees a basic understanding of disabilities and how adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities are targeted for abuse.

Appropriate intervention strategies will be shared to improve communication between the survivor and the advocate. In addition, tips will be offered to help supporters for people with disabilities understand the effects and consequences of trauma. Best practices will be highlighted to ensure people with developmental disabilities are receiving survivor-centered, trauma-informed assistance that promotes healing.

Registration ends Friday, April 22 at 3:00PM. Social work and batterer’s treatment CEUs (2.0 hours) are currently pending.

Objectives – The participant will be able to:

1. Define the term developmental disability and how it differs from other disabilities.

2. Review and identify the key elements of domestic violence and how young adults with disabilities may become targets for abusive behavior and how the risk factors and warning signs may differ.

3. Identify at least 3 accommodations that will increase communication between the survivor with developmental disabilities and the advocate.

4. Apply their current knowledge and skills to a young adult survivor with unique needs.

5. Explain the similarities and differences for issues affecting young adults with developmental disabilities such as confidentiality, mandated and self-reporting.

6. At times, these differences form barriers to services and the goal is to create a collaborative effort between community and systems-based domestic and sexual violence agencies as well as agencies such as an independent living center and/or adult protective services, etc.

7. Review a list national, state, and local resources that will help the advocate learn more about offering appropriate trauma-informed services.


April 26, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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