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. You can download our training enquiry form here.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6334 2740.
Educational video topics:
‘Window of Tolerance‘ explains some of the brain science behind trauma-informed approaches.
‘Take Time to Communicate’ features people living with disability discussing communication issues others have when communicating with them.
‘Hear Me‘ features people with complex communication needs discussing communication issues.
‘Principles of a Trauma-Informed Response’ explains the impact of sexual and some key principles of a trauma-informed response.
Electronic resources: for download and printing
These can be downloaded and modified for your own use
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.
Prevalence and impact of sexual violence against people with disability
Myths and facts about sex and disability
Risk Factors and strategies
‘My Communication Profile’ tool (downloads a Word document)
“You’ve had a difficult conversation” (Post disclosure information sheet for clients)
Reporting and Evidence
The Tasmanian Department of Health has a website with information about sexual assault, support services and reporting to Police: Sexual Assault and Family Violence Forensic Services