Webinar Series on Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) will host a two-part webinar series about “Domestic Violence and People Living with Disabilities” on May 21 and June 4 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET.
Please note that this webinar series addresses sensitive topics and includes content that may be triggering.
Presented by staff from Barrier Free Living, the two-part webinar series will examine domestic violence and its impact on people with disabilities, as well as safety planning and available resources.
The first webinar will explore the intersection of interpersonal violence and disability by providing an understanding of what domestic violence is and exploring how interpersonal violence affects individuals with disabilities with co-occurring needs, such as substance abuse and mental health diagnoses.
The second webinar will focus on the unique challenges a person with a disability faces when in an interpersonal violence relationship, including barriers to seeking safety and the impact of trauma.
ACL funds the Paralysis Resource Center to provide comprehensive information for people living with spinal cord injury, paralysis and mobility-related disabilities and their support networks. Resources include information and referral by phone and email in multiple languages including Spanish; a peer and family support mentoring program; a military and veterans program; multicultural outreach services; quality of life grants; and a national website.