New e-Learning module on identifying and responding to abuse and neglect is now available for disability professionals.

| 17 Feb 2020

“Identifying and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability”

The module aims to further disability professionals’ understanding of how to identify, respond to and support a person with intellectual disability who is experiencing abuse or neglect.

It covers topics such as:

  • What is abuse and the different types of abuse
  • Factors influencing the risk of abuse of people with intellectual disability
  • How abuse impacts on a person’s life
  • Signs of abuse and how to recognise them
  • Barriers and reasons why people may not report abuse
  • How to respond to and report abuse
  • How to support the person after abuse
  • Building resilience and preventing abuse

The free e-learning resource can be accessed by a quick registration at

Our e-learning modules have been specifically tailored to disability professionals and their unique role in providing support. Other modules available in this resource can be found here.

The e-learning site was launched in 2013 to educate people about intellectual disabilities and mental health. The modules have been developed by The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) and funded by Ageing Disability and Home Care, Family and Community Services.