Safety and Sexual Violence Prevention Project
The overall goal of this project is to promote efforts that help prevent the critical problem of rape and sexual assault among people with disabilities. The focus is to prevent the initial occurrence of violence; to educate on factors that put people with disabilities at risk by providing information related to healthy relationships/boundaries both to staff in programs that work with people with disabilities and to people with disabilities (self-advocates). The Safety and Sexual Violence Prevention Project is funded by the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence. It works in conjunction with several other Commission funded projects, providers of services to people with disabilities, and self-advocates. Information for people with disabilities is typically provided through multi-session workshops and includes such topics as: characteristics of healthy relationships, understanding and developing boundaries, privacy awareness, safety and recognizing abuse.
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For more information about this project contact:
Roberta E. Sick, M.Ed., C.R.C., L.P.C. Sick@uark.edu