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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

Register Now: Advancing Disability Justice through Sexual Violence Prevention: Including Disabled Youth as Stakeholders in Our Work

 

Date and Time:

Jun 1, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 3, 2021 12:00 PM

Register Here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/regist...7tXasCtn8Qo84Y80_Juk

Session Description from ValorUS:

Young people with physical and developmental disabilities are one of the highest risk populations for experiencing sexual violence although they are most often overlooked in conversations about sexual health and violence prevention. Youth-led prevention programs that strive for inclusivity should view young people with disabilities as stakeholders in sexual violence prevention work and create youth leadership programs that are not only accessible to, but center, a diversity of youth voices.

This two-part mini-series will address frameworks for understanding disability justice, particularly through the lens of decolonization and indigenous wisdom. Participants will be offered tools to explore how the intersections of ableism, racism, and ageism may manifest in intergenerational relationships, including strategies for structural and interpersonal assessment. This series will also discuss concrete and actionable techniques for relationship building, facets of programming that ensure accessibility, and outreach that uplifts the leadership of youth with disabilities. Lastly, this training will offer tools and insights into building safety through transformative education and key strategies for guiding youth-driven evaluation.

To learn more about ValorUS:

http://www.valor.us/

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