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Curriculum on Abuse Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE)

Dr. Marsha Saxton
World Institute on Disability

(2009),
2000 pages
Cost: USD $20.00/Lib. $60

Cost (California residents): USD $21.75/Lib. $65.25


Abuse of people with disabilities and elders creates a significant barrier to independent living and full integration into the community. Abuse and mistreatment is defined as any unwanted, hurtful, dangerous, neglectful, frightening, insulting, oppressive, or demeaning behavior directed at a person or persons with disabilities. It can include physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, or financial mistreatment, including theft, violation of privacy or autonomy, and crime, including hate crime.


To reduce the incidence of abuse, WID created a comprehensive training curriculum in English and Spanish to educate people with disabilities, services providers, and family members about abuse awareness and prevention strategies. Funded by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR), CAPE (Curriculum on Abuse Prevention and Empowerment) explores fundamental issues of abuse, best-practices training approaches, and personal stories of resisting and recovering from abuse. CAPE focuses particularly on preventing abuse by anyone in a “helping role,” including informal or paid assistants, family members, and services providers.


CAPE is available in English and Spanish, is captioned, and accessible to screen readers. Explore the CAPE website to learn more about CAPE, including videos, sample empowerment tools, stories, articles, FAQs, and links to community resources.
Prices: CAPE on CD ROM is $20, plus $4 for shipping and handling, and California sales tax, if applicable. (You can print out the 200-page training guide from this CD or read it on-screen.)
Library Version: CAPE on CD ROM plus the 200 page full-color printed and bound training guide, is $60 plus shipping and handling ($4) and CA state tax where applicable.
Most comparable multimedia training curricula are over $100. We intend to reach the widest possible audience of people with disabilities at low cost. Order using the WID publications order form.