What Does WWILD Do:
We support people with intellectual disabilities, age 14 and over, who are survivors of crime by providing free counselling, case management support and therapeutic groups to those who are at risk of or have been victims of crime or exploitation.
We provide support to people with intellectual disabilities and their family members/carers who would like to make a submission to the Disability Royal Commission.
We provide community education and training for professionals, families, carers and people with intellectual disabilities, with the goal of building knowledge and skills in our community in order to prevent violence, help people recover and assist people to have access to justice if that is their wish.
WWILD also creates resources which are available free of charge, and can be found on this website or by contacting WWILD.
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Programs and Funding
Sexual Violence Prevention Service and Victims of Crime – Disability Training Program.
WWILD is funded by:
- The Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence to provide our Sexual Violence Prevention Service – Counselling, Community Education and Training
- The Department of Justice and Attorney-General to provide our Disability training program – Victims of Crime – Case management, Counselling and Community Education and Training.
- Commonwealth Department of Social Services – WWILD is being subcontracted by Micah Projects, to offer counselling and case management support to people who want to talk about the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
- Commonwealth Department of Social Services – Listen Up! Project – 2 year project to provide 2 day workshops for women who have an intellectual disability across Queensland. The workshops aim to increase knowledge of rights and safety within relationships and organisations and develop resources that can be distributed across Queensland.
At WWILD we strive to achieve social justice and systemic change that will uphold the rights of people with intellectual and learning disabilities to live free from violence. We have a vision of a society that values people with intellectual difference and acknowledges their abilities. Our goal is that people lead good lives.
People with intellectual and/or learning disabilities aged 14 years and over who have experienced or are at risk of sexual assault, violence or exploitation.
People with intellectual or learning disabilities who need relationship and sex education and support in learning social and relationship skills.
People with intellectual and/or learning disabilities who would like support to write or present a submission to the Disability Royal Commission.
Counsellors, parents and carers, disability support workers and community services who are looking for training and support in evidence-based practice ways of working with people with intellectual and/or learning disabilities who are at risk or have experienced sexual assault, violence or been victims of other crime or exploitation.
- Individual support and counselling.
- Support for survivors of violence and exploitation, families, services to understand rights and options, and help to access the justice system and other services.
- Therapeutic and education groups such as healthy relationships; mental well-being; protective behaviours; sexual violence; Domestic and family violence; self esteem; sex education; sexuality; and social skills.
- Community education regarding the rights of people with disabilities to access and participate in organisations, policy reviews, disability services.
- Resource development.
- Training and professional development events for service providers in issues related to sexual violence prevention.
- Information, support and resources on issues about disability, sex, sex education, victim of crime support, counselling people with intellectual disabilities, and domestic and family violence.
- Support to make submissions to the Disability Royal Commission
- Presentation of papers at conferences, seminars and workshops.
- Facilitate workshops across QLD and develop resources for the Listen Up! Project
- Increased awareness through media and community development projects.
- One-off events – Reclaim the Night/ International Women’s Day activities; women’s health workshops and exhibitions.
- Opportunities for service users to participate in service development – historically through focus groups, speak-outs.
- Participation in government and non government initiatives/consultation which improve government policy and address the capacity of women and men with intellectual or learning disabilities to lead good lives.
Rights, Confidentiality and Privacy, and Complaints policies
WWILD believes the rights of people we work with are important.
WWILD believes your confidentiality and privacy is important.
WWILD believes your feedback and complaints are important,
If you would like to know more about WWILD’s rights, confidentiality and privacy, and complaints policies please contact WWILD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safety and Well-being of Children Policy
WWILD is committed to the safety and well-being of children. If you would like to know more about WWILD’s Safety and Well-being of Children policy and strategy, please contact us at email@example.com.