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About Being a Trainer

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Advocates Against Abuse Trainers are self advocates who are trained to deliver the course to other people with disabilities.

Who would make a good trainer?

  • A self-advocate who has an intellectual disability
  • Has a great sense of pride
  • Willing to learn about abuse prevention and how to teach people to protect themselves
  • Has the ability to verbally communicate and articulate words well
  • Has a high level of energy and comfort in speaking in front of people
  • Demonstrates open and/or positive body language
  • It is not necessary for every Trainer to have the ability to read

“I’ve learned a lot about how to protect myself and others from abuse.”

  • Larry, AAA Trainer