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Domestic violence and intellectual disability training program



Target audience: women with intellectual disability, and service providers to women with intellectual disability such as legal centres, advocacy services, domestic violence service providers and women's refuges

Course outline:

People With Disability Australia (PWDA) are running a primary prevention program that is specifically designed to prevent personal, intimate partner, domestic and sexual violence before it happens. The course takes a broad approach, addressing both service providers and women with intellectual disability to ensure coherence in supporting women in their personal lives.

The training program is being run in three key regions around NSW. (Specific locations will be available upon RSVP). PWDA is seeking assistance particularly in reaching women with intellectual disability and encouraging and supporting them to attend. As a primary prevention program, this training is for all women with intellectual disability, including those not currently in a relationship. Service provider staff are encouraged to attend the first day, which is specifically geared towards service providers. The second and third days of the training program are designed for women with intellectual disability only.

Topics covered in the professionals' training course are:

The women's training course covers:


People With Disability Australia
52 Pitt Street
Redfern NSW 2012
PO Box 666
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Ph: (02) 9370 3100


Last updated: 6 March 2014
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