Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Community education and training

 

Professional Training

Professional training is available to workers across Queensland on issues such as:

 

  • Adjusted counselling skills (2 days)
  • Responding to disclosures of sexual abuse by people with an intellectual disability (3 hours)
  • People with intellectual disability and domestic violence
  • Understanding the Criminal Justice System and the Rights of People with an Intellectual Disability
  • Supporting a person with intellectual disability to report a crime
  • Working alongside people with an intellectual disability (vulnerability, communication, cognitive issues, support available)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma

While we have some training packages available, we are very flexible and will tailor what we present to the needs of the organization or group, and periodically we offer this training at WWILD.  We generally offer this training free or at a low cost within the South East Queensland area. We are willing to travel throughout Queensland but are not funded for travel costs, so may need to negotiate arrangements to cover travel and accommodation.


WWILD also collaborates in the production of several community education and training events throughout the year, including:


Paperbag Lunch Seminars


Held three times a year, the Paperbag Lunch Seminars are an affordable and engaging lunch-time training for workers on different issues current to people with intellectual disabilities. WWILD collaborates with the Community Living Association to hold these events.
Speakers include local and interstate professionals, and people with intellectual disabilities speaking about their lived experience. Past topics have included : Grief and Loss, Mental Health, Exploitation, Gender and masculinity, Transitions from Foster Care, and Self Advocacy. To find out about upcoming sessions, sign up to our mailing list on the home page, or check our events calendar.


Queensland Roundtable on Issues for People with Intellectual Disabilities


Since 2011 we have collaborated with Community Living Association and (2012-) Endeavour Foundation to hold the yearly Queensland Roundtable on Issues for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Past themes have included issues around the NDIS, ‘Finding Voice’ on representation and rights of people with intellectual disabilities, and an in our inaugural year, an overview of current issues for people with intellectual disabilities.


Community Education with People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities.


WWILD runs educational groups for people with intellectual disabilities. These include the WWILD Women’s Group, an open, weekly, ongoing group that once a month invites guest speakers and for women to share their experience and solutions (where appropriate) on issues such as Community Safety, Women’s Health, Friendship and Relationships, Domestic Violence, and Mental Health.

 

We also support women to participate in events such as Reclaim the Night for Sexual Violence Awareness Month, with the aim of promoting awareness and empowerment around the issue of sexual violence.


Relationships and Sex Education groups for women and men – see You and Me Group.

 

WWILD promotes the issues relevant to people with an intellectual disability through having a presence at community events such as disability expos, conferences and public forums, and making submissions to relevant policy and legislative reviews.

 

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Program is funded by the Department of Communities, QLD. & the WWILD Victims of Crime Disability Training Program is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, QLD

WWILD Phone: (07) 3262 9877 Email: info@wwild.org.au Address: 211 Hudson Road, WOOLOOWIN QLD 4030 Contact hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm