Beverly Frantz, PhD

Institute on Disabilities/UCEDD
Temple University
Ritter Annex 4
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-5078
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: February 17, 2014


Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Criminal Justice and Sexual Health
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
Human Sexuality
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Beverly L. Frantz EDUCATION PhD Human Sexuality 2008Widener University, Chester, PA MS Industrial Relations and Personnel Management 1984London School of Economics, London, England MS Human Relations and Counseling 1980Villanova University, Villanova, PA BAEnglish1969University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI EXPERIENCE Criminal Justice Coordinator 1998 - Present Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA National Academy for People with Developmental Disabilities and End the Silence Projects Promote an initiative to "end the silence" surrounding the victimization of people with developmental disabilities on both a local and national level. Supervise private contractors developing related curricula and providing training to professionals in the mental retardation, education, criminal justice, law enforcement, victims' assistance, and medical communities. Develop training materials. Make presentations on victimization and safety to individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as to their families and care staff. Serve as a liaison to local, state, and regional government officials. Develop, field test, and refine data collection instruments. Compile project data and file reports as required by the grantor, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Instructor 2000-PresentPennsylvania Victim Assistance Academy, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA Associate2005 - PresentVera Institute of Justice, New York, NY Adjunct Instructor 2001-2003Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA Private Consultant 1993- Present Counseling, professional training, and consultation related to sexual violence and exploitation; sexuality and disability, public policy related to sexuality issues. PUBLICATIONS Frantz, B, Carey, A. & Bryen, D. (2006) Accessibility of Pennsylvania Victim Assistance Programs. Journal of Disability Policy, 16, 2009-219. Bryen, D., Carey, A., Frantz, B. (2003). Ending the Silence: Adults Who Use Augmentative Communication and Their Experience as Victims of Crime. Journal of Augmentative and Alternative Communications , 19, 125-134. Bryen, D., Carey, A., Frantz, B., & Caristo, A. (2001). Assistance Dogs, Feelings of Safety, and Crime Prevention .Interactions, 19, 10.   Your Safety ... Your Rights Curriculum 1994 Keeping Yourself Safe ... at Home, at Work, and in the Community Curriculum 1998 Your Safety ... Your Rights II Curriculum 2000   Personal safety and abuse prevention curricula for adults with disabilities and mental retardation published by the Network of Victim Assistance with support from the PEW Charitable Trust.     AFFILIATIONS   A Woman's Place, Domestic Violence Shelter, Co- founder 1974. Ms. Foundation Initiative Advisory Board, Speaking For Ourselves SANE-SART Expert Panel, Sexual Assault Resource Svc, Minneapolis Medical Research Found Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Speaking For Ourselves National Organization For Victim Assistance     SELECTED TRAININGS/PRESENTATIONS         Communication Is Everything: Vocabulary, Sexual Violence, and Disabilities 2006 32nd Annual North American Victim Assistance Conference Orlando, FL   Prevention and Stopping Abuse: Continuing the Discussion 2006 Network for Training and Development, Inc. Philadelphia, PA   Safety Planning, Transitioning and Community Safety 2006 Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Danville, PA   Ending the Silence 2006 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment & Related Disabilities, Children's Hospital Philadelphia, PA   Prevention and Stopping Abuse: Continuing the Discussion 2005 Networks for Training and Development Philadelphia, PA   Sexual Violence and Disabilities: Responding to the Impact of Trauma 2005 Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and PA Protection and Advocacy Scranton and Pittsburg, PA   Making the Connection: Prevalence, Incidence, Language, and Sexual Violence 2005 Mississippi Coalitions Against Rape and Domestic Violence Biloxi, Mississippi   Serving Victims with Disabilities: Program, Policy and Implementation 2005 Arc of Winnegago County Milwaukee, WI   Can You Hear Me Now? 2005 New Mexico Coalition Against Rape Annual Conference Albuquerque, NM   Understanding Trauma: Violence and Women with Disabilities 2005 PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Annual Victim Services Conference State College, PA   The Unheard Voice: Services to Abused Women with Disabilities 2005 NJCBW Training Institute Trenton, NJ   Sexual/Domestic Violence and Disabilities 2005 PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency & PA Coalition Against Rape Scranton and Pittsburg, PA   Connecting the Dots: Disabilities and Violence 2005 10th Annual Disability Forum Wilmington, DE   Ending the Silence 2005 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment & Related Disabilities Philadelphia, PA   Communication Barriers 2005 Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities Corpus Christi, TX   Disability and Sexual Violence 2005 First Responders of Sexual Assault Wayne, PA   Sexuality: Healthy, Unhealthy & Illegal 2005 Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policy Making Harrisburg, PA   Understanding and Identifying Appropriate Supports and 2004 Interventions for Survivors with Disabilities Atlanta, GA Safe and Able Lives Conference, Partnership Against Domestic Violence   Unequal Justice? Making the Case for People with Developmental Disabilities 2004 Indiana Partners in Justice Statewide Conference Indianapolis, IN   Follow the Dots: Making the Connection Between Violence, Sexuality 2004 And Disabilities State College, PA PA Pathways for Victim Services Conference   In Search of Equal Justice for Offenders with Developmental 2004 Disabilities: A National Call to Action Bethesda, MD Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference   The Unheard Voice: Services to Abused Women with Disabilities 2004 New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women Somerset, NJ   Victimization of People with Disabilities by Caregivers 2004 New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Conference Albuquerque, NM   Prevalence and Incidence of Sexual Violence Against 2004 Individuals with Disabilities San Antonia, TX STOP Administrators & Coalition Directors Meeting