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Equip for Equality Hosts the Disability Rights Consortium Meeting on September 27th

Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time:  9:30am-11:00am

Location:  Equip for Equality (20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602).‚Äč 

Sarah Hess

Speaker

Our featured speaker will be Sarah Hess from the Legal Council for Health Justice.

Topic:  Trauma Informed Advocacy

Disability advocates often work with clients who have endured traumatic events that impact their ability to work, go to school, attend appointments, "comply" with medical advice, and feel safe. By understanding trauma and how it presents in clients, advocates can better respond to and advocate for their clients. Trauma-informed practices benefit all clients by eliciting more information, creating a more trusting relationship with the client, and empowering clients following representation. This session will provide practical tools for advocates to provide trauma-informed services, to incorporate trauma-sensitive arguments into their work, and to adapt their environment and systems to account for client trauma and advocate secondary trauma.

CLE Credit

This program will be eligible for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit, and we will be applying for Professional Ethics credit.

Accommodations

A captioner will be present for the meeting. Also, this meeting is available via webinar by registering here. If you need other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Barry Taylor at barryt@equipforequality.org by September 20th. 

Please also mark your calendars for upcoming Consortium meetings:

  • October 25, 2017
  • No meeting in November
  • December 6, 2017

 

 

 

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