Community Living Chatham-Kent has been a supporter and partner of the Advocates Against Abuse program since 2011. Advocates Against Abuse is an abuse prevention training program, taught by people who have disabilities, to people with diverse abilities. The project was created in response to the need to increase awareness and address high incidents of abuse that occur to people who have an intellectual disability.
In partnership with Community Living Essex County, Community Living Windsor, Christian Horizons, and Vita Community Living Services, with funding from Green Shield Canada’s Community Giving Program, the Advocates Against Abuse Program was developed. The goal of creating a straight forward, interactive curriculum that would bring awareness and education to people who have an intellectual disability about how to identify and report abuse, while challenging the traditional way of teaching this information was successfully achieved!
All Advocates Against Abuse Trainers are self-advocates with a passion who are helping their peers recognize abuse and understand their rights. Advocates Against Abuse Helpers are Direct Support Professionals who are committed to supporting Trainers as they share their knowledge and teach others about keeping themselves safe.
Community Living Chatham-Kent is proud to have six dynamic and energetic Trainers and three positive and dedicated Helpers. Our Training Teams are active throughout the year, increasing awareness and abuse prevention education throughout the Agency.
For more information visit: www.advocatesagainstabuse.com