Abuse Prevention Multimedia Resource
Project Status: Active
Grantee: University of Buffalo
Funding Amount: $175,000
Grant period: 4/2018 - 9/2019
WHY IS THIS NEEDED?
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience increased instances of abuse and exploitation, of various forms. Several preventative training resources exist, but these methods do not provide constantly accessible and real-time tips or peer educational resources. Therefore, a web-based peer-support platform, that is a central resource and location where individuals can provide peer assistance, is needed so that information is constantly accessible.
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT HELP?
Individuals, and those close to them, will be able to share their stories and provide tips based on their experiences. The idea is that, by hearing others’ stories, individuals will be able to recognize potentially dangerous situations and respond before abuse or exploitation occurs. The products and tools of this grant will be fully accessible for individuals with varying needs. Alternative formats will be offered, notably for those who do not have ready access to the internet or smart technology.