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Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled

Other Reviews

I have been privileged to review Dr. Nora Baladerian's "Risk Reduction Workbook for Parents and Service Providers." As a tool for those of us as we do advocacy for people with disabilities, it is the best I have found. It will be the "Bible" to go to. Long overdue in our field.
    Shirley Dove
    Parent Advocate
    Past President, The Arc of California

Very well done! What great resources. The possibility of abuse is a fear that many families live with. Having some tools to reduce the risk as well as having a plan to follow if anything does happen, is empowering. And that is what A Risk Reduction Workbook provides - practical tools and empowerment. I highly recommend these resources. 
    Chantal Sicile-Kira
I expect the use of this Workbook will help countless people with developmental disabilities be safer from would-be perpetrators while developing healthier views of sex and their own sexuality.
Steve Wiseman
    Executive Director
    West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council
Brilliant.  Brilliant.  Brilliant.  We don't want disasters to happen, and we don't want violence to happen. Yet it does. Information is POWER. This adds to the knowledge base of all of us.
    Roberta Sick, M.Ed., L.P.C.
    Director, Crime Victims with Disabilities
    Partners for Inclusive Communities
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Risk Reduction offers sage advice about what we can do as parents and professionals to reduce the risks associated with the sexual assault of our most vulnerable people. This is a manual that should be required reading for every parent, educator and disability professional that works with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
    Paul Feuerstein
    Barrier Free Living

This "Workbook" is a well thought out, informative and impressive guide that not only looks to prepare caregivers and others to reduce the risk of abuse to persons with disabilities, but also to prepare caregivers and others to effectively respond to abuse when it happens.
    Nancy Alterio
    Executive Director
    Disabled Persons Protection Commission

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Send your $40 check made payable to Spectrum Institute to 555 S. Sunrise Way, Suite 205, Palm Springs, CA 92264.  Ask us to mail you the Risk Reduction Workbook for Parents and Service Providers (174 pages).  Your $40 donation includes $5 to cover the cost of shipping and handling.

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Click the Donate button below to use your credit card through Pay Pal. Give $40 to have the print version mailed to you.  Pay $25 if you want the online version.  Then send us an email to let us know: (1) the amount you donated; (2) whether you want the print edition or the online version; and (3) shipping address for the print version.  If you order the online version, we will email it to you as a pdf attachment which you can download.

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Companion Book
now available

Risk Reduction Workbook
for People with
Developmental Disabilities

$30 for the print version
or $20 to download pdf

In addition to the workbook for parents and service providers, we now have a book written specifically for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  This book will help them understand more about the risks of becoming a victim of abuse, how to reduce the risk, and what to do if it actually happens to them.  For $20 you can order the online version, download it, read it on your computer, or print it out so you or your loved one can read it anywhere.  For $30 (includes shipping cost) you can order the printed version and have it sent to you or your loved one in the postal mail.  Just send a check to Spectrum Institute, 2100 Sawtelle, Suite 204, Los Angeles, CA 90025.  Or order the book via Internet by clicking on the Donate button above, paying via credit card, and then sending us an email to let us know that you want the print version or the online version of the Workbook for People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities.  Make a $60 donation and we will send you the workbook for parents AND the workbook for people with disabilities.



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