Talk About Sexual Violence

Kecia at the doctor's office

 

Health care professionals are in a frontline position to educate their patients about, and potentially prevent, sexual violence and abuse. The challenge is that these professionals have little or no experience talking about this issue with women who have disabilities. Also, women with disabilities are unlikely to raise the topic on their own. They may not know what constitutes sexual violence or how to describe it.

Talk About Sexual Violence gives health care professionals the basic tools they need to have a simple, direct and honest conversation about an all too common experience faced by women who have intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) – sexual violence. Talk About Sexual Violence builds the capacity of health care professionals and lays the groundwork needed to both empower their patients and prevent future violence.

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