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ILS & F2F Webinar Series: Envision Illinois: Uniting Disability and Domestic Violence Services to Achieve Safety, Justice and Healing

August 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Domestic Violence takes place within relationships, yet it often goes unrecognized and hidden from view. Envision Illinois is a collaborative project that brings together self-advocates, domestic violence and disability organizations across Illinois to transform services for people with disabilities and Deaf people who have experienced domestic violence in ways that support safety, justice and healing. Participants will learn what domestic violence is; prevalence of domestic violence and people with disabilities; how to respond to a disclosure of domestic violence; why collaboration is key to supporting victims with disabilities; and the Envision Illinois Resource Corner.  Join us and learn how you can be part of the solution!

Ms. Krescene Beck has a lifetime of experience supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  As a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and former Executive Vice President of a large disability service agency, Krescene has spent the past 16+ years working on statewide grants focused on self-advocacy and on building collaborations to better respond to people with disabilities who experience violence. She is part of the Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance (The Alliance) as well as a Co-Director with Blue Tower Solutions, Inc.

Mary Hartell
Mary has had the privilege of working on the Envisions Illinois state team ever the project was founded in 2013. Over the past ten years, she has learned how domestic violence affects people with disabilities and Deaf people. One of the most valuable facts that she has learned is that collaboration is key to helping victims with disabilities heal, seek justice, and return to their life as they once knew it to be. She has contributed documents and given
presentations on this topic. Most of which can be found on the Envisions Illinois Resource corner.

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August 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Illinois Life Span Program
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