Tragically, children with disabilities are three times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse (deaf children experience especially high levels of sexual abuse). In particular, children diagnosed with behavioral disorders are 5.5 times more likely to experience sexual abuse. This presentation emphasizes prevention, awareness, and your response to these events. The best practices for abuse prevention for children with disabilities will be discussed. Methods to reduce risks to children by teaching them proper boundaries, and empathy using developmentally targeted approaches will be highlighted.
Target Audience: Directors/Coordinators of Special Education Programs, Classroom teachers, Special Education Aides/Para educators
Trainer: Glenn Lipson, Ph. D, Making Right Choices