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May 9: Focus group training

Center for Disabilities Studies, partners explore safe and accessible focus groups


2:03 p.m., April 12, 2012--The First State Equal Access to Safety Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware (CDS), Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV) and National Alliance for Mental Illness, Delaware Chapter (NAMI Delaware), is offering training on “Conducting Safe and Accessible Focus Groups” on Wednesday, May 9. Space is still available for this training. 

Individuals who are members of the initiative focus group team, focus group note-takers, staff members and students who design or participate in research will benefit from this training. 

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In addition to general information about conducting focus groups, the session will explore the safety and accessibility of conducting focus groups with people with disabilities.

The training will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Disabilities Studies, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark. The program is free and open to the public; however, seats are limited and reservations are required. Contact Alisha Boyd at or 302-831-4612 or Lisa Becker at or 302-658-2958 for more information or to register. Participants should plan to bring lunch. 

The First State Equal Access to Safety Initiative partnership seeks to promote statewide changes that will create an environment in which victims of domestic violence are met by a system that understands the unique needs of people with disabilities.

CDS supports the well-being, inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities and their families. The mission of the center is to enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service and research related to disabilities. CDS promotes independence and productivity so individuals and families can fully participate in the life of their communities in Delaware and beyond. For further information, visit the CDS website or call 302-831-6974.

The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a state-wide member organization of agencies and individuals in Delaware working to end domestic violence.  Member organizations and programs provide direct services to victims of domestic violence.  For more information, visit the coalition website or call 302 658-2958.

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, Delaware Chapter is a statewide organization of families, mental health consumers, friends, and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by mental illness.  For more information about NAMI Delaware, visit the chapter website or call 302-427-0787.

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