1st Annual Morris CARES Developmental Disabilities Task Force Statewide Conference

Event Date: 
December 6, 2013

Integrating Resources for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Trauma for People with Developmental Disabilities

Sponsored by: The Developmental Disabilities Task Force of Morris CARES, part of Atlantic Health Systems

When:Friday,December 6, 2013

Where:Morristown Medical Center, the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheatre, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960  

Time: 8am to 4pm

Did you know that more than 90% of people with developmental disabilities will experience some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime ( Valenti-Hein & Schwartz, 1995)?  Are you and your agency prepared to identify, assess and provide services for this very underserved population?

Come hear nationally-acclaimed psychologist and author, Dr. Nancy Razza, Keynote Speaker, as well as Linda Hickson,Ph.D., Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People With Disabilities at Columbia University &co-developer of the award-winning ESCAPE Curriculum ,Melissa Keyes Digioia, Planned Parenthood, and Tracy Higgins,LPC,Morris CARES, discuss:

  • How to increase collaborations between rape crisis centers and disabilities agencies
  •  Abuse prevention & empowerment for adults with disabilities
  •  Treatment interventions for survivors of sexual violence with disabilities

And more!

Who Should Attend: Mental Health professionals, health and human service providers, sexual violence advocates and SANES, developmental disabilities agency direct care staff, case managers, behavior specialists, parents and caregivers

Cost: $55 Full day fee – early bird registration; $35 For Collaborating Partners, Sexual Violence Advocates and SANEs

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Social workers will receive 4.5 continuing education credits. Nurses will receive 5.5 continuing education credits.