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Date(s) - 08/09/2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm



When:  August 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where:  RMTD
725 N. Lyford Road Rockford
IL 61107
Cost:  Free

**Lunch will be on your own**

Intended Audience:  psychologists, counselors, social workers, and QIDP staff/supervisors.

Description: Up to 90% of individuals with developmental disabilities are sexually abused at some time. Many of the survivors are not identified and/or do not receive the necessary supports to heal. Disability service professionals play a pivotal role in helping survivors of sexual violence. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ ability to identify, respond and provide ongoing support to survivors with disabilities.

Participants will:

  • Improve their ability to identify and respond to sexual violence using trauma ­informed strategies.
  • Enhance knowledge about processing styles and methods to engage people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in the recovery process.
  • Increase their comfort and confidence with supporting people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism who experience sexual violence.
  • Practice strategies and tools designed to support survivors with disabilities.

Here’s the link to register: