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Most Recent Violence against Women w/ Disabilities

Informed Consent, Competency, and Substitute Decision-Makers

Strategies for Working with Individuals with Mental Disabilities who are Survivors of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence

This paper represents background information for a “work in progress” of the Violence Against Women with Disabilities Project. The information contained within this paper explains Wisconsin law on issues of informed consent, competency, and substitute decision-makers, such as guardians. April 2004

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Confidentiality of Information and Records: A Guide for Programs Working with Women with Disabilities who are Survivors of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence

This paper represents background information for a “work in progress” of the Violence Against Women with Disabilities Project. The information contained within this paper provides a foundation for understanding Wisconsin laws and regulations in practical terms to raise our collective awareness about confidentiality of information and records. Sample forms are included. April 2004

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Accessibility guide for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Providers

This Guide was developed to assist sexual assault and domestic violence staff and agencies to embark on an action-oriented process to address more common accessibility barriers. The areas of accessibility focus include physical barriers, communication barriers, programmatic barriers and attitudinal barriers. Background information about civil rights laws affecting the access of people with disabilities is included, along with Wisconsin and federal technical assistance resources. April 2004

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P&As Can’t Do It Alone: Forging Alliances to Address & End Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women

In collaboration with the National Disability Rights Network, Disability Rights Wisconsin devised this Resource Guide for protection and advocacy agencies (P&As) across the country and in the U.S. Territories. It is designed to promote the necessity for and benefits to protection and advocacy organizations joining with state and local sexual assault (SA) and domestic violence (DV) coalitions and programs to forge powerful partnerships on issues of violence against women with disabilities and Deaf women. This jointly developed publication is intended to provide the impetus for implementing a concerted effort among state P&As, DV and SA coalitions and programs to initiate and sustain collaborative activities that will forge a collective force in each state and territory to effectively address sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking against women with disabilities and Deaf women. December 2006

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Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence Who Use Service Animals

Many domestic violence and sexual assault agencies have questions about addressing requests for service animals as a reasonable accommodation or modification for program participants with disabilities. As part of Wisconsin’s Violence Against Women with Disabilities Project, Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW), Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) and Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) worked together to create this fact sheet and sample policies. We hope that you will find our suggestions helpful and will use the sample policies provided as a template to develop your own best practices. November 2006

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When Deaf and Hearing Meet

The purpose of this workbook is to provide some introductory information about language, culture, and respectful interactions between hearing and Deaf. You are invited to think about your roles and opportunities, as well as your responsibilities, to make your services and support more available to Deaf. April 2004

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