Intimate Partner Violence and Women with Disabilities: The Crisis
- Thursday, February 15th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
About the Event
Women with disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV) experiencing abuse at higher rates than nondisabled women and men, and men with disabilities. Despite the problem's gravity, IPV research on women with disabilities is limited, and services tailored to their diverse needs are scarce. In order to better understand how to provide an effective IPV response relevant to the diverse population of survivors with disabilities, we created a demographic profile of survivors receiving services from a disability-specific IPV program located in New York City. Implications for further research and the development of programs to address IPV based on the profile will be discussed. Presenter Michelle Ballan is Professor of Social Welfare and Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook Health Science Center. Dr. Ballan's research, teaching and service are dedicated to individuals with disabilities. She has published over 40 manuscripts, and is an investigator on several disability grants. Dr. Ballan is the recipient of the 2010 Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award and the 2015 Mid Career Exemplary Leader Award for the NASW-NYC Chapter. She is a board member for Services for the Underserved and has worked as a practitioner in various community settings including the New Jersey Brain Injury Association and Safeplace. There is no charge for this webinar. Sorry, CEUs are not available.