Professional training is available to workers across Queensland on issues affecting people with intellectual, learningor cognitive disabilities such as:
- Working alongside people with an intellectual/learning disability – vulnerability, communication, cognitive issues
- Counselling with people with intellectual and learning disabilities, responding to trauma and appropriate therapeutic approaches
- Responding to disclosures of sexual abuse
- Domestic and family violence
- Understanding the criminal justice system and the rights of people with an intellectual disability, such as reporting a crime to police
- Supporting a person with intellectual disability experiencing Mental health issues and disorders
- Relationships & Sex Education
We have some training packages available, however are very flexible and can tailor training to the needs of the organization or group, and periodically offer this training at WWILD – see Upcoming Events and Training for current information on workshops.
We generally offer this training free or at a low cost within the South East Queensland area.
We are able to travel throughout Queensland but are not funded for travel costs, so may need to negotiate arrangements to cover travel and accommodation. We also can hold webinars or online training as well.
WWILD also collaborates with other non-government organisations 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.
WWILD offers 3 online training modules. These modules are free to access.
- Introduction to Intellectual Disability
- Responding to Disclosure of Sexual Violence
- Supporting Recovery from Trauma
Previously Recorded Webinars
Webinars have previously been recorded around the subject areas of:
- Domestic and Family Violence
- Pregnancy decision-making support and reproductive coercion and abuse
To access recorded webinars click on link – Recorded Webinars
Community Education with People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities.
WWILD aims to:
- run educational and therapeutic groups for people with intellectual disabilities. These include the Women’s Group, You and Me – a relationships group, Domestic Violence Therapeutic group, a Sexuality group, and a Parents group. See Groups to learn more.
- support people 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.
- advocates for and supports opportunities for self-advocates to participate in research and other types of government consultations.
- provide opportunities for clients to participate and/or contribute in other ways to our training program and resource development program where appropriate and meaningful
- and promotes the issues relevant to people with an intellectual disability through having a presence at community events such as conferences and public forums, and making policy submissions to government policy legislative reviews, royal commission etc.