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TitleWidening the Circle, Transcending Silence: Sexual Assault and Older Adults and/or People with Disabilities
LevelBasic, Intermediate
DescriptionOverview about elders and people with disabilities, definitions of physical and sensory, developmental, psychiatric disabilities, abusive sexual contact, sexual assault behaviors, types of cases, indicators of sexual assault, myths and stereotypes, prevalence, barriers to reporting, assault risk factors, strategies, legal issues, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), collaboration with other systems, community outreach, resources. Focuses on sexual assault of the elderly and persons with disabilities and uses a learning activity called brick exercise to teach about barriers.
Target AudienceAdult Protective Services, Aging Services, Law Enforcement, Medical, Prosecutors, Social Services
Materials AvailableVideos, Handouts, Overheads, PowerPoint Presentation
CostWidening the Circle: $35 (members), $45 (non-members), Transcending Silence: $5 (members), $7 (non-members)
Time Required1 Hour - 4 Hours
Contact NameTiffany Lodholz, Disabilities and Aging Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)
Contact Phone Numberph. 608/257-1516
Contact Email[email protected]

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