WWILD has created a number of accessible resources like booklets, videos, podcast to assist people with intellectual or learning disabilities or their carers or workers supporting them.
We have also listed some useful resources created by other organisations.
It is recommended that these resources should not be used by the person on their own. But they may be used to help talk through issues and information.
What to do if someone hurts you – An Easy read page for people who have recently experienced violence or abuse.
What is Counselling? – This may help in talking with someone about what is involved in counselling and whether they may wish to try counselling. This page is WWILD-specific, but we would suggest other organisations create their own Easy Read ‘What is counselling?’ page.
WWILD’s Support for Victims of Crime– Information about WWILD’s victims of crime support work. We provide information, case management, and referral to victims of crime who have an intellectual disability.
You Deserve To Be Safe: An Easy English Booklet about Sexual Assault
WWILD has developed an easy english booklet to support people to understand
- what is sexual violence
- how it might make you feel
- and what are your safety options.
This booklet was developed with the support of WWILD women, and Queensland Sexual Assault Sector workers, and with support from the 2019 Queensland Government Sexual Violence Prevention Grants program.
If you would like hard copies of the booklet for your organisation or have any questions, please contact WWILD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This booklet and its content were developed and published by WWILD SVP ASSOCIATION INC.© 2019 All Rights Reserved.
Please click on the link to download a copy of the booklet.
WWILD You Deserve to be Safe SA
You Deserve to be Safe: An Easy English Booklet about Domestic and Family Violence
WWILD developed an easy english booklet to support people to understand
- what is domestic and family violence
- how it might make you feel
- and what are your safety options.
This booklet was developed with the support of WWILD women and Domestic & Family Violence, Sexual Assault, Disability and Youth sector workers. It was funded by Queensland Government’s 2017 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month grants program.
If you would like hard copies of the booklet/poster for your organisation, please contact WWILD at email@example.com.
This booklet and its content were developed and published by WWILD SVP ASSOCIATION INC.© 2017 All Rights Reserved.
Please click on the link to download a copy here: WWILD You Deserve to be Safe DFV
And You Think You’re the Expert Project – Podcast, Videos and a Booklet
WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Association Inc. created the And You Think You’re the Expert? podcast as part of the Listen Up! Project.
For this project, we consulted with women who have an intellectual disability about what help make a safe and accessible services for them, after their experience of violence, such as sexual assault and/or domestic and family violence.
We have created a 7-episode podcast and an accompanying booklet that discusses disability, violence and accessibility and is hosted by the experts!
Each episode, our experts interview a worker in this field, a sexual violence counsellor, a domestic violence worker, a support worker, a support coordinator, a mental health worker and a police officer.
Our experts offer their wisdom and advice to the workers.
There are also some accompanying videos.
To listen to the podcast episodes, watch the videos or see the booklet, please click on:
Home page – And you think you’re the expert (andyouthinkyouretheexpert.com.au)
Sexual Assault and Ways to Report It: A Video series by women with intellectual disabilities.
WWILD have developed a series of animated videos that help people with intellectual disabilities learn about the different ways to report sexual assault to the police.
These videos were created by and targeted for people with intellectual disabilities.
We wanted to give people with intellectual disabilities accessible, correct and useful information when making choices after experiencing sexual violence.
The 6 animated videos were created with women with intellectual disabilities, from consulting on the scripts all the way to voice acting.
The resources explore what is sexual assault and the different ways a report can be made to the police to help people make informed decisions.
We worked with people with intellectual disabilities, people with lived experience of sexual violence, the police and legal professionals to create correct and helpful resources.
The projected has been funded by the Queensland Government “Investing in Queensland Women” grants.
To view the videos, click HERE.
Other Organisation’s Resources:
Responding to violence and abuse
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Information – Queensland State Government’s Online Resource
This website will help you or your family members learn more about sexual violence, assault and abuse and the steps you can take if you think it’s happening to you or other people you know. Click on this LINK to go to website.
Domestic and Family Violence Information and Support for Women with Disability – Queensland State Government’s Online Resource
This Queensland government website will help you learn more about domestic and family violence and the steps you can take if you think it’s happening to you. Click on this LINK to go to this website.
Sexual Assault – When Sex is Not OK – Resources from CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault) Victoria. Topics include: what is sexual assault, important things to know about sexual assault, and how you may feel. Click HERE for List of their other resources.
What to do if someone hurts you or does bad things to you – This resource was developed by Human Rights Watch working with disabled persons’ organisations (DPOs) and gender-based violence service providers. It shows people how to recognise, prevent, and protect against gender-based violence, such as the difference between “good” and “bad” touch, and talks about finding legal, medical, and psychosocial support.
Click on this LINK to go to the Women with Disability Australia (WWDA) website to see this page.
Sunny is 1800RESPECT’s app for women with disability. It can support you if you have experienced violence and abuse.
Sunny is 1800RESPECT’s app for women with disability who have experienced violence and abuse.
Sunny has been co-designed with women with disability to make sure it provides the very best support for the people who use it.
WWILD participated in and supported the development of the app.
It can help you to:
- Tell your story
- Understand what has happened
- Know your rights
- Find people who can help
- Understand what abuse is
- Learn about different types of abuse.
Go To 1800RespectLINK to read more about it. Sunny is also free to download and use on your phone.
Sunny can be also downloaded from the App Store at Sunny on the App Store (apple.com) or Google Play Store at Sunny – Apps on Google Play
Women with Disabilities Victoria have created a series of videos and printed resources to improve our understanding of women with disabilities and their experiences of violence and abuse.
These resources have been developed for people with disabilities and also the support workers and other health professionals that support them.
Click on this this LINK to access these resources.
Disability Advocacy Network Australia – This page has a collection of resources that promote safety from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation through teaching people about rights, responsibilities, relationships and where people can seek help from throughout Australia. Resources – violence and abuse | Disability Advocacy Network Australia (dana.org.au)
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) based in Perth, Western Australia, have created this video to give advice on self-care and coping strategies.
It was targeted to a mainstream audience but may be helpful for some people. Sexual Assault Resource Centre: Coping Skills – YouTube
Also click on this link to see some other resources. King Edward Memorial Hospital – Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) (health.wa.gov.au)
The E-Safety Commission sees that many people living with disability have safe, enjoyable and positive online experiences most of the time. People with disability may also experience higher levels of online abuse.
The E-Safety Commissioner wants to support people with disability to manage any online problems they may have and has made some Easy read books to help people learn about about Online Image based abuse and Abuse through Technology
They have a website you can look at and learn more about things you can do to get some help. Click on E-Safety Commission to find out more.
You can also click on the Links below at some Research news and newly developed Resources for people with disabilities to use to understand E-safety. WWILD assisted with this research project that helped develop the resources.
Kids Helpline also have a number of E-Safety resources available across its website.
Healthy relationships and sex education
What is a Healthy Relationship
An Easy read guide developed by the Queensland government. For further information click on this LINK
Some of us have or want a partner, a girlfriend or a boyfriend. Some of us have or want a sexual relationship. You can keep safe and happy in a sexual relationship. This brochure covers topics such as safe sex practices, consent and what constitutes a sexual relationship.
More resources are available on the TRUE Relationships and Reproductive Health website.
Your rights, Life choices, Lead and take part, Sex and your body, Safety and violence
Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have developed online easy read resources for women and girls with disability. Each of the topics talked about above are a separate page that open up into easy read accessible resources for women with disabilities.
Please go to this link to find it. https://oursite-easyread.wwda.org.au/
Sexuality, Relationships and Your Rights
SECCA in Western Australia have created a cross-jurisdictional rights based resource in PDF form about people’s rights to sexuality, relationships and the law – it’s quite comprehensive and covers a range of different topics in Easy English. It is based on Western Australian legal requirements as well. Go to the link below to look it up: https://www.secca.org.au/resources/
The SECCA App
This web based interactive App supports the development of knowledge and skills in navigating sexuality and relationships concepts across the lifespan. It involves a bunch of games and educational modules around foundational concepts of emotions, puberty, menstruation, masturbation and public & private, as well as lessons that get a bit more involved with each concept. It has been adapted from the PDF resource above and is based on what happens in Western Australia. Click on link below to register. https://app.secca.org.au/about/
Kids Helpline also have a range of resources for kids and young people up to age 25 across a range of topics around safe relationships.
Family Planning Victoria – Reproductive and Sexual Health Easy English Factsheets
Family Planning Victoria has a range sexual and reproductive health factsheets available in Easy English format. Some of the information in these factsheets is based on what happens in Victoria, but they are still generally helpful. These are written in an easy to read way and use pictures to explain ideas. Click on the links below to download and print the factsheets.
- New Words to Know
- What is Sex?
- Safer Sex
- Contraception and Contraception options
- Unplanned Pregnancy
- Sex and the Law
Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships
SL&RR (formerly Living Safer Sexual Lives: Respectful Relationships) is a program for people with intellectual disability that focuses on talking and learning about sexuality and relationship rights, sexual health, and violence and abuse prevention.
It was developed with people with intellectual disability and university researchers and is delivered by people with disabilities. Online Resources are available – Click on this LINK
Parents with intellectual disabilities
The Bumpy Road – Easy English fact sheets for parents with intellectual difficulties dealing with the child protection system. It is advice from parents with experience. Developed by The Wash House and is © Copyright The WASH House Inc. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is not legal advice, and it is based on families in New South Wales only. Has some useful pages that would assist parents even though some of the legal requirements may be different in Queensland.
Supporting Young Mums to Know Their Legal Rights, a Video, has been developed by Women’s Legal Service Queensland and Micah Projects’ Caboolture Young Mothers for Young Women Group. The video is for individuals and organisations supporting young women by providing information and referrals relevant to young mothers regarding their legal rights. In the video, the lawyer, Kaitlin listens to young mothers’ legal questions relevant to pregnancy and breastfeeding, in the birthing suite, and after the baby’s born, domestic and family violence, and providing information and referrals.
The video is available to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVCONU1CjlM
There is also booklet that goes with it which is also available to view here: https://wlsq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020.04.16-teenmumsbooklet_web-FINAL.pdf
If you have any questions about these resources please contact Women’s Legal service on ph-1800957957
Research Centre for Children and Families – University of Sydney
For more information Click HERE
Their Supporting the Woman, Supporting the Mother project has developed resources for parents with intellectual disability including:
- A tip sheet for parents about getting the right support and using the NDIS
- Videos of parents with intellectual disability sharing their experience of parenting and services.
- Information about advocacy and support.
Click HERE to look at the tip sheet or videos.
All resources created by WWILD-SVP Association are under © WWILD-SVP Assn Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Some resources are freely available and some have a cost, but please contact WWILD if you are interested in PDF versions or hard copies of our resources.