Intellectual Disability and Domestic and Family Violence

Date recorded: 21st May 2020

Presented by Jane Barrett and Siobhan Gibbs

This webinar focuses on the intersection of intellectual disability and domestic and family violence. In particular on some key aspects of working with people who have an intellectual disability including: Identifying intellectual disability, cognitive and communication difficulties, vulnerability to exploitation and violence, working with disability support providers and tips to support workers who are performing risk assessments and safety planning with people who have an intellectual disability.

Intellectual Disability and Domestic and Family Violence Webinar link



Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Approaches with People with Intellectual Disabilities

Date recorded: 28th May 2020

Presented by Jill Olver and Victoria Tucker

Suitable for counsellors, psychologists or those working in therapeutic role. We ask that people first watch the previous webinar in order to learn more about working with people with intellectual, learning and cognitive disabilities, in order to benefit from this webinar.

This webinar focuses on key aspects of counselling with people with intellectual disability, appropriate communication approaches, utilising trauma informed practice and mindfulness/somatic techniques, relationships and DFV education during crisis counselling, and appropriate therapeutic activities in areas of strengths based, narrative, creative and expressive therapies, neuro-psychological education and strategies, and DFV and relationships education that will assist with longer term recovery.

Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Approaches with People with Intellectual Disabilities webinar link

Handouts to go with webinar

Intellectual Disability Information Handout

DFV Counselling Webinar Handout – What is Trauma



SPARK Webinar: Pregnancy decision making support for women with intellectual or learning disability who are experiencing reproductive coercion and abuse

Date Recorded: 27th October 2021

Presented by: WWILD SVP Association, Children by Choice and Workup QLD.

This SPARK Webinar presented the consumer’s lived experience of the challenges and the skills required to work with pregnancy decision making in the context of violence and reproductive coercion.

This recording is held on the WorkUP QLD Resources Hub website. Click on this LINK to view the recording.



Domestic and Family Violence and Disability Resource Training – WorkUP QLD Resources Hub Page

The Working Well with Women with Disability online webinars series project was a collaboration between WorkUP QLD, WWILD-SVP Association Inc. and Queenslanders with a Disability Network (QDN).

This workshop series were co-designed, developed and delivered with women with disability.  It is targeted to people who work in the sexual assault, women’s health and well being and domestic and family violence workforce.

Workshop 1: Foundational knowledge – Women with Disability

Workshop 2: Understanding gendered violence in the context of women with disability

Workshop 3: Good Practice in working with women with disability

Workshop 4: Resources and support for working with Women with Disability

Workshop 5: Inclusion of women with disability in organisations as clients and staff

These recorded workshops will be available at a later date. The videos from the workshops are currently available now.

Click on this LINK to view the videos developed as part of webinar series.