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ESCAPE-NOW: The Effective Strategy-Based Curriculum for Abuse Prevention and Empowerment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - NOW (Khemka & Hickson, 2015) is the culmination of a series of research and curriculum-development efforts by Ishita Khemka, Linda Hickson, and their colleagues. It builds upon earlier versions of the curriculum, ESCAPE (Khemka & Hickson, 2002) and ESCAPE-DD (Khemka & Hickson, 2008). ESCAPE-NOW, based on current research and theory in abuse prevention and decision making, is designed to meet the need for an up-to-date, effective, evidence-based abuse prevention curriculum to teach women and men with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make effective, self-protective decisions in a wide range of sexual, physical, and verbal abuse situations. The development and field-testing of ESCAPE-NOW was funded in part by a grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Key contributions were made by the ESCAPE-NOW Advisory Board and AHRC New York City and Morris CARES and Finding Your Individuality in New Jersey, whose staff and participants with developmental disabilities implemented the field test.

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