Wed, Nov 04 | Webinar

AFN Webinar - People with I/DD & Assessing Consent

You won't want to miss this very special FREE AFN Webinar - Assessing Consent with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Advanced registration is required!
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AFN Webinar - People with I/DD & Assessing Consent

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Webinar

About The Event

JOIN US FOR THIS FREE AFN WEBINAR WITH SPECIAL GUEST DR. NORA BALADERIAN ON NOVEMBER 4, 2020 AT 12:00 PM EST. 

Join your colleagues at The Academy for this FREE Webinar!  Geared toward law enforcement, advocacy, legal, forensic nurses, advanced practice providers and emergency department/healthcare providers.   

This webinar provides information about people with I/DD and essential information/skills they must have in order to be able to consent to sex.  Qualified professionals conduct the assessment when the individual’s capacity to consent has been questioned.  The legal requirements to meet the state’s standard are discussed generally as they differ among the states.

Don't miss your opportunity to:

  • Identify the requirements most commonly used in the states to be deemed competent to consent to sex.
  • Identify the cultural factors that may confound the assessment and determination of ability to consent.
  • Understand at least 3 aspects in the life of individuals with I/DD that could cause them to not be able to describe the consequences of the sex act (between opposite gender partners).

IMPORTANT 

You will need to register in advance for this Webinar.  

Webinar is scheduled for November 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST).  Question and answer session will immediately follow.  

WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM ZOOM ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION! 

Any questions or concerns, please email afn@afnmail.org for further assistance.

AFN WEBINAR HOST - DR. NORA BALADERIAN

Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D., LMFT, Licensed Psychologist & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, is the Director of the Disability and Abuse Project of Spectrum Institute, and Director of the Counseling Center of West Los Angeles.  Dr. Baladerian has been working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities since 1976 (as a case manager), then in 1984 as a licensed therapist.  Her Ph.D. graduate thesis was on abuse of people with developmental disabilities.  She began her work as a certified sex educator (AASECT), but soon became aware of the epidemic of sexual and other types of abuse in this population, and in 1982 focused primarily on sexual assault & trauma. She is the author of several guidebooks, and provides training for law enforcement, forensic interviewers, examiners, parents and people with disabilities.   

She serves as an expert witness in legal cases nationally, and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally.  She was recognized as an “Autism Light” by Chantal Sicile-Kira of Autism College.  In 2008, she was awarded the U.S. Victims of Crime Service Award by the U.S. Attorney General, Michael Mukasey.  Fluent in Spanish, most of her books are translated.  She led three teams of trauma Thought Field Therapists to New Orleans, responding to the Katrina Hurricane disaster.  She has also advocated for the sexual rights of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.  She recently developed a 2-day intensive training program for therapists, on how to provide trauma therapy to individuals with I/DD regardless of their communication levels, in collaboration with Dr. Karyn Harvey under the auspices of NAPSA and William James College.

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