LEAP PROGRAM

The E.WE Foundation is an approved Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners Continuing Education Provider. See our list of continuing education opportunities here.

LEAP is a resource program promoting health literacy, community education, and patient advocacy. LEAP focuses on improving health and social service access for individuals, families, and communities.


HEALTH LITERACY

Health literacy focuses on an individual’s capacity to obtain, communicate, and understand basic health information, finances, and community resources. The goal is to empower the patient’s ability to make informed, self-appropriate health decisions.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community education promotes social learning and development differences among individuals and groups. This track is also a resource hub and conversation platform to discuss topics related to rare disease, special health needs, and disability.

PATIENT ADVOCACY

Patient advocacy promotes effective communication between patients and their healthcare providers. Advocacy is understanding the goals you have for your health, communicating those goals to others, and asserting your rights as a patient or caregiver. 

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT PREVENTION

In the US, at least 1 in 7 children experience child abuse or neglect annually. Children with disabilities are at least three times more likely to be abused or neglected than their peers without disabilities, and they are more likely to be seriously injured or harmed by maltreatment. Children who rely on adults for their care, as well as children who are nonverbal or hearing impaired, may be more likely than others to experience neglect or sexual abuse. While no single risk factor indicates that a child will necessarily be the victim of abuse or neglect, children with disabilities and their families often encounter societal risk factors that may increase their risk.

The E.WE Foundation is committed to providing education, resources, and support to help prevent all types of child abuse and neglect and improve the overall well-being for children with and without disabilities and their families.


Child Welfare Information Gateway. www.childwelfare.gov