Integrating Resources for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Trauma for People with Developmental Disabilities

12/06/2013 - 8:00am
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The Morris CARES Developmental Disabilities Task Force
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Tracy Higgins
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When: Friday, December 6, 2013, from 8am to 4pmWhere:  Morristown Medical Center, the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheatre, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960  Did you know that more than 90% of people with developmental disabilities become victims of sexual violence during their lifetime? Are you and your agency prepared to identify, assess and provide services for this very underserved population?Come hear nationally-acclaimed psychologist and author, Dr. Nancy Razza, Ph.D, Keynote Speaker, as well as Linda Hickson, Ph.D and Dr. Ishita Khemka, Ph.D, Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People With Disabilities at Columbia University and co-developers of the award-winning ESCAPE Curriculum; Melissa Keyes DiGioia, Planned Parenthood;  and Tracy A. Higgins, LPC, Morris CARES, discuss:

  • How to increase collaborations between rape crisis centers and developmental disabilities agencies and access resources and support for survivors of sexual violence
  • Abuse prevention & empowerment for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Treatment interventions for survivors of sexual violence with developmental disabilities

 And more!!!! Who Should Attend: Nurses, mental Health professionals, health and human service providers, sexual violence advocates and SANES, developmental disabilities agency direct care staff, case managers, behavior specialists, parents and caregivers. Registration:  To register go to or visit We can accommodate certain dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan, kosher, etc.); please just let us know your needs in the notes field during checkout. Cost: $55 Full day fee – early bird registration; $35 For Collaborating Partners, Sexual Violence Advocates and SANEs (for the discount code, please contact Margaret Mikkelsen at 609-631-4450, ext. 1208 or all other questions and/or if you are in need of accommodations for disabilities and/or other health related needs please contact Tracy Higgins, at Morris CARES, at 973-971-4754 or tracy.higgins@atlantichealth.orgCEU information:5.5 nursing and 4.5 social work continuing education credits.  For more information about continuing education credits for social workers, counselors and nurses, please contact Tracy Higgins at 973-971-4754 or Sponsored by:The Morris CARES Developmental Disabilities Task ForceMembers include:Morris CARES (formerly known as the Morris County Sexual Assault Center) part of Atlantic Health systemsNJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) NJElizabeth M. Boggs CenterPlanned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern NJDevelopmental Disabilities Center at Morristown Medical CenterMental Health Association of Morris County

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