The Disability Workforce Support Project has developed a range of educational resources that are freely available for you to use. You will find links to all of them in a list below. Further resources will be added over time.
We provide training using these resources. Please contact us if you would like to discuss training at your organisation.
Watch our educational videos
‘Window of Tolerance’
‘Window of Tolerance’ (opens in new window) is a 7 minute video explaining the concept of the ‘window of tolerance’ and the brain science that has informed it.
‘Take Time to Communicate’
‘Take Time to Communicate’ (opens in new window) is a 15 minute video featuring people living with disability discussing communication issues others have when communicating with them.
‘Hear Me’ (opens in a new window) is a 15 minute video featuring people with complex communication needs discussing communication issues
‘Trauma-informed Response’ (opens in new window) is a 15 minute PowerPoint video discussing sexual assault affecting people living with disability, and taking you through some key principles of a trauma-informed response.
Electronic resources: for download and printing
1. Guides to responding to disclosure
Please note that the Disability Support Worker Guides contain information and advice that is suitable for use by nurses, allied health professionals and others.
2. Prevalence and impact of sexual violence against people with disability
3. Myths and facts about sex and disability
4. Risk Factors and strategies
5. Communication considerations
“You’ve had a difficult conversation” (Post disclosure information sheet for clients)
6: Being trauma-informed
7: Reporting and Evidence
9: Referral pathways