Professional training is available to workers across Queensland on issues affecting people with intellectual and learning disabilities such as:
- Working alongside people with an intellectual/learning disability – vulnerability, communication, cognitive issues
- Strengths based practice and improving self-esteem and social skills
- Adjusted counselling skills
- Responding to disclosures of sexual abuse
- Domestic and family violence
- Understanding the Criminal Justice System and the Rights of People with an Intellectual Disability
- Reporting a crime to police
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma Response and Therapeutic approaches
- Supporting a person with intellectual disability experiencing Mental health issues and disorders
- Relationships & Sex Education
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.
WWILD staff – are always happy to provide information, advice and professional development support if professionals or family members/carers require it.
Community Education with People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities.
WWILD runs educational and therapeutic 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. See Groups
WWILD runs Relationships and Sex Education groups for women and men.
WWILD runs other groups during different times if requested by its clients.
We also support women to participate in community events and consultations for research or policy development, where appropriate, with the aim of promoting awareness and empowerment around the issue of sexual violence.
WWILD clients also contribute to our training program and resource development program where appropriate and meaningful.
WWILD also 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.