Cema Mastroleo, Disability Services Manager at SafePlace, will define boundaries within the context of healthy and safe relationships. Participants in this session will be encouraged to think about their own boundaries, as well as ways to set and maintain them. The discussion will also include learning about - and respecting - other peoples' boundaries.
Cema Mastroleo earned a Masters of Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She has 14 years experience providing personal safety, healthy relationship and sexuality education to people with disabilities. Additionally, Cema coordinates training programs on disability awareness and accessibility for the Criminal Justice System and provides training to Adult Protective Services.
Following this, Nora Baladerian, Ph.D., will discuss the Disability and Abuse Project, an organization that works to reduce the risk of abuse, promotes healing for victims and seeks justice for those who have been victimized. As Executive Director, Dr. Baladerian was recognized for her work when she was awarded the National Crime Victims Services Award in 2008 by Attorney General Michael Muckasey.
Dr. Baladerian is a psychologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a private practice where she treats crime victims with disabilities, and a forensic practice in which she assists with cases nationally involving individuals with cognitive and/or communication disabilities.