PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
STRONGER, SAFER
 

For the past 35 years, GET SAFE® has helped persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities of all ages through its violence prevention, intervention, and recovery programs. Rather than framing their disabilities as impairments, GET SAFE® training programs encourage clients to find their inner strength and work with their abilities to help them lead stronger and safer lives.

By approaching sensitive subjects in an entertaining, highly interactive manner, GET SAFE®  breaks down communication barriers usually associated with the topics of abuse and assault to create a life-changing shift in personal safety and awareness. Training programs incorporate the use of props, realistic scenarios and interactive activities, simple and appropriate language and examples, and repetition of key ideas to support high engagement and retention of material.

GET SAFE
®  has a specialized approach to programming for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including targeted trainings for individuals who have experienced victimization, perpetrated a crime, demonstrated at-risk behaviors, or need preventative safety and awareness training.

GET SAFE
® provides tailored trainings for individuals with disabilities in the following specialties: 

 
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PERSONAL SAFETY & VIOLENCE PREVENTION

  • Lays the foundation of the core GET SAFE® principles of safety, prevention, and preparedness education for individuals with disabilities to safely participate and thrive in their communities


  • Identifying common tricks, lures, and other red flags in a variety of settings


  • Responding to trouble or emergency situations and proper interaction with law enforcement


  • Emergency self-defense techniques (when deemed appropriate)

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ADVOCACY & CRISIS INTERVENTION

GET SAFE® provides individuals with crisis response and advocacy services as necessary. This may include, but is not limited to:
 

  • Assistance with obtaining restraining orders

 

  • Connecting individuals to safe and appropriate community resources

 

  • Reporting crimes

 

  • Coordination of counseling services

 

  • Basic legal education (for forensically involved individuals)

 
 
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HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS & SAFE SEXUALITY

Provides individuals with the skills needed to create healthy relationships and safe sexual attitudes, paired with an increased understanding of reproductive health and sexuality.
 

  • Develop understanding of different types of relationships and learn relationship-building skills

 

  • Increase awareness of healthy versus unhealthy relationships 

 

  • Promote understanding of appropriate boundaries and consent 

 

  • Response options to unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV

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Proceeding

FUNCTIONAL LEGAL
COMPETENCY (FLC)

Designed for individuals court‐ordered to undergo competency training, GET SAFE® provides defendants with essential information regarding the process involved in assisting counsel in a judicial trial and evaluates their retention and comprehension of their legal circumstances, nomenclature and processes related to court proceedings, and the potential outcomes of the legal charge.
 

  • Pre & Post Testing to assess retention of critical information
     

  • Available for clients based in California only

 

LEADERSHIP

Ivy Carrete

IVY
CARRETE, M.A.

Director of Organizational
Structure & Development

Mallory Blair

MALLORY
BLAIR

RC Program Supervisor

Sheridan Simpson

SHERIDAN
SIMPSON

RC Program Supervisor

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SANDRA
TAJIMAROA

RC Quality Assurance Supervisor

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