New DABC Anti-Violence Resources

Two women with medium length light brown hair, one has her hand on the other's shoulderDisability Alliance BC (DABC) partnered with Inclusion BC and Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA) to conduct focus groups with anti-violence program representatives and those providing services to people with intellectual disabilities in the community living/independent living sector.

The purpose of the focus groups was to identify challenges, gaps, and solutions for people with intellectual disabilities, especially those with Complex Needs, who experience gender-based violence.

Based on what we learned, we created two guides:

Service Providers Guide:

The project developed a resource guide for anti-violence programs. The Inclusion in Practice: Building Capacity to Support People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Gender-Based Violence guide is a tool to enable programs to build capacity, enhance their supports and improve service outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities.

We also created an accompanying training module to go with the service provider resource guide.

Plain Language Guide:

To further support this work, we also developed an information guide on gender-based violence for people with intellectual disabilities: What is Gender-based Violence? A Plain Language Guide for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

This project was generously funded by the Ministry of Public Safety.

Thank you to our Project Partners

Inclusion BC

Ending Violence Association of BC