May 20, 2015
Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence: New VERA resource
Nancy Smith, VERA and Erin Esposito, Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims
Recent research suggests that Deaf women experience higher rates of domestic and sexual violence than their hearing counterparts, yet few services exist that are specifically tailored to the Deaf community's unique needs. As a result, Deaf survivors are often shut off from services and supports that could help them safely flee from abuse, heal from trauma, and seek justice after they have been harmed.
• The basics of knowing Deaf communities and culture,
• Risk of abuse among Deaf people,
• Challenges and solutions for reporting, and
• Resources to support/enhance your advocacy.
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Webinars on the core components of effective institutional and individual advocacy that improve outcomes for victims and accountability for offenders. These trainings are intended to provide in-depth perspective and thinking on relevant issue from national and rural experts in the field.
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