NCCJD seeks to engage professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their family members to better understand criminal justice and disability-related issues and provide information on current topics of greatest interest to them. To achieve this goal, NCCJD is offering free monthly webinars from January 2014 through August 2015. Webinars will be archived and made available for viewing 2-5 business days after the live event.
NCCJD’s webinars are highly informative, easy to access and a great way to stay informed about criminal justice and disability issues. Please note all future webinars will provide closed captioning upon request. We value your feedback, and it is our goal to provide the most conducive and effective learning platform possible.
See below to learn more or sign up for an upcoming webinar. To view a past, recorded webinar, see our webinar archive.
Violence in the Lives of People with Disabilities: Emerging Issues and Solutions for 2015 and Beyond
April 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. EST
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In 2014, the National Crime Victim Survey revealed that people with disabilities face a much greater risk of being victimized compared to those without disabilities (the rate of violent victimization for people with disabilities is nearly three times the rate compared to those without). This webinar addresses emerging issues in the field with a panel of experts and advocates covering topics like:
- Using trauma-informed care principles when working with victims with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD)
- Assisting crime victims with complex communication needs
- Supporting victims with specific types of disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
- Responding to bullying of students with disabilities
- Supporting people with disabilities in speaking out against violence
Webinar participants will be the first to obtain NCCJD’s white paper on the topic of violence, abuse, and bullying which delves even deeper into the issues addressed on the webinar. Join us for this thought-provoking and empowering webinar, and find out how you can reduce violence in the lives of people with disabilities.