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Classes About Domestic Violence



Peer-to-Peer: Bridging the Gap Through Self-Advocacy

Here are three resources to use to teach 4 classes about Domestic Violence. Here is a guide for leaders with disabilities on how to teach the classes. There is a workbook to be used by people taking the classes. The third resource is a manual that will help you prepare for teaching about domestic violence. The topics you will learn are:

Class 1: Domestic Violence 101

  • What is domestic violence?
  • Power and control

Class 2: Domestic violence and people with disabilities

  • Domestic violence and people with disabilities
  • Impact of domestic violence
  • Barriers for people with disabilities

Class 3: How can a peer supporter help someone who has
experienced domestic violence?

  • What to do when someone tells you about domestic violence
  • Do’s and don’ts
  • Safety planning

Class 4: Community programs to help those in domestic violence

  • Options available for victims of domestic violence
  • Legal options for individuals in domestic violence

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