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WEBINAR: Caring for sexual assault survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the ER

Important points for SANE examiners and allies.

 

Join MobileODT to learn how to better identify people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) that present to the ER after sexual assault, gain skills in effective communication and forensic interviewing, and concepts of consent and guardianship among this population.

What you’ll learn in this webinar

Refresh your knowledge

Understand how to better identify people with ID/DD when they present to the ER with or without a medical history

Gain skills

Learn effective communication and forensic interview techniques.

Be prepared

Become familiar with concepts of consent and guardianship specific to people with ID/DD

Presented by

Sara Vehling

Sara Vehling

LCSW, Marketing Manager at MobileODT

Sara Lynn Vehling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State. She graduated from NYU (BSW ‘05) and Columbia University (MSSW ‘06) with a concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice and Contemporary Social Issues.

Sara spent seven years working with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in the Victims Services Unit providing crisis intervention, counseling, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Brooklyn, NY. During her tenure, she coordinated a community outreach program dedicated to improving the response of law enforcement, medical professionals, and the community in how to assist people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who had experienced sexual assault. After relocating to Israel, Sara began a marketing career in the medical device industry where she hopes to contribute to improving others’ lives with innovative and accessible healthcare technologies.