The Initiative’s outreach program is focused on making state resources accessible to victims of abuse who are persons with disabilities. With this mission in mind, our outreach focuses on victim service organizations, disability organizations, the criminal justice system, and any other miscellaneous groups that work with victims of abuse, persons with disabilities, or both. Our trainings are tailored to your organization’s needs and are always designed to be lively and engaging. The Initiative’s Outreach Program’s goal is to conduct free community awareness education to ensure that community agencies serving survivors with disabilities are aware of the unique needs of marginalized communities and of their accessibility concerns. The goal for this program is to create systemic improvement by removing the stigma of victimization and disability barriers to access service. This is a response to the treatment of these survivors. The Initiative strives to ensure that their rights are protected and treated with dignity. A safety net of collaboration in place with ACRTI values and approach to advocacy within the community will have an immediate impact on the lives of these survivors and their children.
Click on one of the four categories below to learn more about what trainings The Initiative can offer!
Disability and Abuse 101: "Overcoming Barriers to Safety"
Gender and Sexuality 101: “At the Intersections of Accessibility”
Check back soon for the following trainings:
- Disability and Abuse 102: "Best Practices"
- The Latinx Community 101: “Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Safety”
- Rurality, Disability, and Abuse
- Self Care for Advocates
Who Do We Train?
Our trainings are ideal for:
- Victim Services (safe shelters, domestic violence advocacy groups, etc)
- Disability Organizations
- Police and Sheriff Officers
- Victim Assistance Units
- Medical Professionals and First Responders
- Homeless Services
- Academic Institutions