Abuse prevention for people with disabilities

Join us to learn about abuse and how to prevent it from North America?s leading expert on the abuse of people living with a disability.  People living with a disability are at a significantly higher risk of becoming the victims of crime.  CODA is a community-based initiative, supported by CPO, dedicated to developing awareness and understanding of the abuse of people with disabilities and working towards prevention.   Keynote Presenter:  Dr. Nora J Baladerian, Ph.D Nora is a clinical psychologist with a private practice focusing on trauma and abuse. She conducts seminars and trainings for first responders, agency personnel, and service providers. Dr. Baladerian is often consulted by attorneys engaged in litigation, both civil and criminal, for forensic evaluations and strategic advice in cases involving disability and abuse.   Respondent Panel: CODA Leadership Team: Daniel Boyer Laurie Alphonse Judy Bernstein, OCAPDD   Chair:  Stéphane Giguère, CEO, Ottawa Community Housing and Board Member, CPO   When:   Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 from 9:30 am to12 noon Coffee at 9:30 am, program at 10:00 am   Where: City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)   Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.   To R.S.V.P.: Contact Crime Prevention Ottawa at cpo@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 25393. Space is limited.