|Purpose: ||This 18-month project will build on the first phase of Addressing the Silent Abuse which was funded in the fall of 2007. This project will focus on creating tools and training women to facilitate womens retreats. A facilitators guide will be developed to complement the product from phase I Walking a Womans Path. A minimum of 10 non-disabled women will receive intense training from a steering group of women with intellectual disabilities. The training will equip them to move into their own communities to engage other women with intellectual disabilities in a retreat environment. Following this training, a session will be held in order to develop a critical path to plan and then implement retreats in a minimum of 5 8 communities in the province. Each retreat will engage women with intellectual disabilities in a process of self-discovery, personal skills competency building, tools for keeping safer and reducing harms using the Walking a Womans Path workbook as a focus. The final activity will bring women back together to share experiences with other women, families, service providers, justice professionals, and others who share an interest in keeping women safer.