Presenter: Alena Schaim
Session Description: Individual and structural ableism can prevent youth with disabilities from being able to succeed and to live lives free of violence and abuse. People with disabilities face higher rates of abuse, and policies and attitudes towards people with disabilities may unintentionally leave children more susceptible to grooming and boundary violations.
This workshop draws from the disability justice movement to highlight the importance of anti-ableism work in our work and our interactions with youth. Participants will develop a greater understanding of ableism and other forms of oppression and how they contribute to violence, reporting policies, and policies around touch and consent; and will increase their capacity to provide people with children with disabilities with respectful, relevant, and effective services.
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