SAFE utilizes the SafePlace Campus to provide housing, healing, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation through prevention and intervention services. In addition, the organization promotes safe and healthy relationships, increasing the capacity for abuse prevention in Central Texas.
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*Counseling is available by phone.
The Disability Services program of SAFE offers education and training for high school and transition-aged students and adults with disabilities, as well as for professionals and family members. Sessions may be customized based on the needs of participants.
Educational sessions for students and adults with disabilities may include:
- Healthy Relationships — Personal boundaries; understanding emotions; assertive vs. aggressive communication; what defines a relationship; choosing relationships
- Personal Safety — Safety planning; unsafe relationships; what constitutes abuse; how to get help; helpful bystander intervention
- Basic Concepts of Sexuality — Sexual anatomy; understanding consent; sexual behavior, including safer sexuality; sexual orientation and gender identity
- Cyber Safety — Public vs. private settings; online relationships
Training for professionals and family members may include:
- Power and Control — Explore the dynamics of power and control in healthy and unhealthy relationships. To view our Power and Control Wheel, click HERE. To read the full text of the Power and Control Wheel, click HERE.
- Sensitivity Training — Gain information on disability culture, etiquette, and respectful language.
- Policy and Accessibility — Discuss practical strategies to ensure services are welcoming and accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
- Responding to Disclosures of Abuse — Learn how to respond to disclosures of abuse or suspected abuse.
- Warning Signs — Identify potential indicators of abuse or neglect and warning signs of potentially abusive relationships.
- Cyber Safety Education — Discuss the risks and rewards of social media in the lives of people with disabilities and ways to increase Internet safety.
- Healthy Relationships and Sexuality — Explore practical strategies for talking about basic sexuality, responsible sexuality, and sexual safety with people with a broad range of disabilities. To view the SAFE Respect Wheel, click 2017 SAFE Respect Wheel.
The Disability Services Program offers fact sheets on a variety of issues, including:
- Building relationships between persons with disabilities, disability service or advocacy programs, crisis programs, or the criminal justice system
- Providing personal safety education to people with disabilities
- Safety planning with people with disabilities
- Sensitivity and respectfully responding to abuse disclosures
- Sexual abuse or assult, domestic violence and abuse by personal care providers
- Dynamics of power and control in abusive relationships involving people with disabilities
P.O. Box 19454
Austin, 78760, TX
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization
||Advocacy, Child Care, Conferences, Counseling, Disability Specific, Emotional Support, Housing, Resource/Lending Library, Teen Activity, Trainings, Volunteer Opportunity
|Spanish Services Offered?
|Child Care Available?
||Developmental Disability, Genetic Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Medical Condition, Mental Health Disorder, Physical Disability
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses
|Is this a statewide service?
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