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ESCAPE DD Curriculum
ESCAPE DD Curriculum

Click on the links below to download the PDF of each file of the ESCAPE DD Curriculum

This publication was supported by grant funding from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.


A project, supported by the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, is currently underway to update and revise the ESCAPE-DD Curriculum. Upon completion of the project (November 30, 2014), ESCAPE-DD will be replaced by ESCAPE-NOW, the updated/revised version of the curriculum. Lessons are being revised to improve focus and clarity, to include mastery assessments for each lesson, and to reflect current research and theory on abuse prevention and decision making.

Printing Instructions - Open First

Instructor's Manual - Introduction

Instructor's Manual - ESCAPE DD Lessons

ESCAPE DD List of Materials

Vignette Booklet

Booklet of Masters (Activity Sheets and Stickers in 1-29 Below)

1. Cover Pages

2. Stickers - Types of Abuse

3. Stickers - Healthy and Abusive Relationships

4. Stickers - Feeling Words

5. Activity Sheet - Feelings

6. Activity Sheet - Things We Want Board Game

7. Stickers - Ways of Thinking

8. Activity Sheet - Ways of Thinking Poster

9. Activity Sheet - Helpful Ways of Coping

10.  Activity Sheet - Vocabulary Cue Cards Game (Cards)

11.  Activity Sheet - Vocabulary Cue Cards Game Assessment Checklist

12. Activity Sheet - Goals House Chart


13. Stickers - DM Choices

14. Activity Sheet - Decision Making Chart (Part A)

15. Activity Sheet - Decision Making Chart (Part B)

16. Activity Sheet - 4 Steps in Decision Making Chart

17. Activity Sheet - DM Cue Cards (front)

18. Activity Sheet - DM Cue Cards (back)

19. Stickers - 4 Steps in Decision Making

20. Activity Sheet - Adapted Decision Making Chart (Part A)


21. Activity Sheet - Adapted Decision Making Chart (Part B)

22. Activity Sheet - Exit Interview

23. Stickers - Key Words

24. Activity Sheet - Abusive Behavior Checklist

25. Activity Sheet - Where would I go for Help

26. Stickers - Our Rights

27. Activity Sheet - Personal Identification Cards (front)

28. Activity Sheet - Personal Identification Cards (back)


29. Activity Sheet - Exit Interview Sheet - Support Group Session