Attached is a flyer announcing upcoming training sessions on community health and safety. As people with disabilities become more included in their communities, they have access to greater resources and opportunities. Increased opportunities can also bring additional risks and challenges.
Funded by The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Employment First, The Center for Disability Empowerment developed the Speak Up ~ Stay Safe: Community Health and Safety Training. Sessions will be offered around Ohio for both parents/professionals and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Topics will include the following: healthy relationships and boundaries, sexuality and dating, abuse, bullying, harassment, human trafficking, alcohol, drugs, weapons, and online safety. We encourage people to come to the training sessions to learn more about materials, resources, identifying and reporting abuse, and empowerment. (Note: CPDUs are available)
Please share this information and flyer with your networks to spread the word about this important opportunity.
Registration is required at http://www.planetreg.com/SpeakUp-StaySafe
Sessions coming soon include:
Dayton (Feb 7 and 21)
St. Clairsville (March 2 and 13)
Athens (March 9 and March 23)
Cleveland (March 28 and April 11)
Akron (March 30 and April 20)
Toledo (April 4 and 25)
Findlay (April 18)
Cincinnati(May 2 and 16)
Delaware (May 9 and 23)
Columbus (May 18 and June 1)
Portsmouth (May 25 and June 6).
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Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator