Our efforts to promote awareness on this topic began in 2005 with grant funds awarded to the Division by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-New Jersey Health Initiative. In continuation of those efforts, the Division has recently received a multi-year grant from the STOP Violence Against Women Act and is working collaboratively with our sister agency, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and two of the state’s leading agencies focusing on domestic violence and sexual assault of women, to adapt and deliver existing training material.
The target audiences for this project will include women with more severe cognitive/intellectual disabilities, direct support staff, professionals working with women with disabilities, and domestic violence and sexual assault professionals throughout the state.
As materials are adapted/created, they will be posted here.Related Materials: The Unheard Voice,
a handbook produced under our first grant, was developed to promote awareness of the increased risk of violence and abuse against women with disabilities. Copies are available electronically via the following links.The Unheard Voice: Handbook for Healthcare Providers
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