February 7, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Virtual Event
Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV)

Opening the Door: Believe Our Truth

Training Overview:

Join the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) in our efforts to increase awareness of abuse against adolescents and young adults with disabilities. This popular presentation will give attendees a basic understanding of disabilities and how adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities are targeted for abuse. Appropriate intervention strategies will be shared to improve communication between the survivor and the advocate. In addition, tips will be offered to help the individual’s support person or caregiver understand the effects and consequences of trauma. Best practices will be highlighted to ensure people with developmental disabilities are receiving survivor-centered, trauma-informed assistance that promotes healing.


Elaine Brown, PhD, FAAIDD, Chief Psychologist, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Disabilities Services Division | Developmental Services and Judy Henderson, MEd. Mgt. Senior Training Coordinator, NCEDSV

You will not want to miss our special guest speakers: Kailin “KK” Kelderman, Eilish Kelderman and Mary Bryant sharing their personal experiences, challenges, and hope for victim-survivors with disabilities.


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Date & Time:

Feb. 7, 2023, from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

About CEUs:

Complimentary CEUs are available to all members. CEUs for non-members are a $35 fee.  If you plan on attending more than one training a year, consider joining as a NCEDSV Member to receive complimentary CEUs: 

This presentation was supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number 1 NB01OT009495-01-00 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Division nor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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