Category Archives: Deaf History & Culture

The Spaghetti Dinner – A True Story

Not a joke, but a funny, true story told to Tom. One day a woman decided to cook her first Thanksgiving meal for her family, instead of going out. An hour after the turkey was in, smoke was coming from the oven. She raced to the oven, and turned it off, and waited for the smoke to clear. When she...

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Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

  • Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Published on Jan 28, 2015

Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Recent research suggests that Deaf women experience higher rates of sexual and domestic violence than their hearing counterparts, but are often shut off from victim services and supports that are ill-equipped to respond to their unique needs. As a result, they are denied access to services that could help them safely flee from abuse, heal from trauma, and seek justice after they have been harmed. This policy brief offers practical suggestions for expanding and enhancing Deaf survivors’ access to victim services and other supports.

Nancy Smith, the director of Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety, and Erin Esposito, the executive director of Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV), discuss emerging research on the needs of Deaf survivors.

Read Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence at http://www.vera.org/pubs/special/serv...

The Vera Institute of Justice is an independent, nonprofit research and policy organization that combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.

For more information about the Vera Institute of Justice, please visit: http://www.vera.org/

How did OIC Movies get started?

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Early Intervention for Deaf Children

  • Early Intervention for Deaf Children

Raising a Deaf or hard of hearing child can be a challenge for a hearing parent. Schulze Academy for Technology and the Arts teaches celebrate their Deaf children and teaches them to embrace their identity in a hearing world.