Archive for May, 2007

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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A Guardian ad Litem’s Guide to Placing People with Disabilities or Mental Illness In the Community

An informative booklet that describes how to be an effective Guardian ad Litem (GAL)and the community resources and funding sources available to people with disabilities living in the community. 2004

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