Domestic Violence and Disability: Working at the Intersection

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January 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

People living with a disability are up to three times more likely to be victims of violent crimes, including sexual assault. Traditionally the domestic violence field has lacked a focus on providing accessible services and the disability field has been without a bridge to confidential advocacy services. This training will introduce types of disabilities, overview appropriate referrals for people with disabilities, and provide some history of the disability justice movement, opening up discussion of the intersectionalities between disability and race, class, sexual orientation, religion, and gender identity. Time to assess your own organization’s accessibility will be provided.


Ashley Carroll, MSW, Disability and Domestic Violence Program Specialist, Multnomah County Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordination Office
Jill Tucker, MSW, Lead Advocate Disability Awareness Resource Team (DART), The Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services

Please do not park in the SE Health Center’s parking lot, as it is reserved for patients.  Free street parking is available around the center.  Thank you.

No registration necessary; no CEUs available.  Please arrive on time in order to ensure space and seating.