TimeZone (America/Chicago)
A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:00:00 PM CDT - 3:30:00 PM CDT
The “Picture Guide to the Exam after Sexual Assault” series was developed as a part of the Illinois Imagines project to support survivors with disabilities during the forensic exam.  We know that some women with disabilities may not have had access to gynecological care in the past, and the pelvic exam provided with the healthcare exam and evidence collection process may be her first.  This can add a lot of stress, fear, and additional trauma to an already overwhelming experience.  Additionally, medical staff and victim advocates may not have experience responding to the needs of survivors with disabilities. With these thoughts in mind, three sets of pictorial guides and support materials were developed (one for medical staff, victim advocates and self-advocates) to provide education and support.  This webinar will focus upon:
•	How the tools were developed
•	How to use the tools 
•	How to access the tools



Shirley Paceley is the founder and director of Blue Tower Training, which has resources in 48 states and 15 countries.  Shirley has worked with people with disabilities for over 40 years and is a published author, international trainer, counselor, consultant, advocate and visionary.  Shirley has served on the Illinois Imagines team since its beginning in 2006; addressing sexual violence against people with disabilities. 

Teresa Tudor is a Program Administrator for the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention.  She oversees the statewide Partner Abuse Intervention system and serves as Project Director for Illinois Imagines and Envision Illinois, two systems change initiatives with the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.   


The webinars in this series are closed captioned.

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