In Collaboration With
Class for Individuals
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND HUMAN SEXUALITY
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ID/DD
People with developmental disabilities are often left out of the conversation about sexuality. In reality, we all are sexual beings having thoughts, feelings, and needs.
This class will provide the information and skills for making healthy decisions about sexuality.
Class Session Topics
|Getting Started||Has Your Relationship Gone Bad?|
|Gender Identity & Expression||Body Parts|
|Different Types of Relationships||Caring for Your Body|
|Public and Private||Sexual Feelings, Attraction and Acts|
|Friendship||16 Communicating About Sex|
|Communication||Decision Making About Sex|
|Decision Making||Challenges or Things That Can Go Wrong|
|Moving From Friend to Partner/Sweetheart||Do You Want to Have a Child?|
|Internet, Social Media & Communication||Avoiding Pregnancy|
|Many Roads to Relationships||Getting a Sexually Transmitted Infection|
|Being in a Relationship||Wrap-Up|
Available Virtual Class
Parents and Guardians Workshop
Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities
A Workshop for Parents and Guardians
Talking with our young and grown children about sexuality can be a difficult task. As parents and guardians, we often worry whether talking about it gives permission and whether they can be safe from harm when they are in relationships. This workshop will help you become more comfortable discussing this topic, by covering what topics to discuss and the most effective ways to talk about this sensitive topic.
|Examine barriers to talking about sexuality.
Gain knowledge about sexuality and developmental disabilities.
Acquire and practice skills in communicating about sexuality with our young and grown children.
What is Sexual Health?
Barriers to Communicating
Topic to cover
Tips for Talking
Available Virtual Workshop
Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality Staff Training
How to Communicate One on One with People with ID/DD
People with developmental disabilities are often left out of the conversation about sexuality, almost as if they are incapable of having thoughts, feelings, and needs. In reality, they, too, are sexual beings that need information and skills for making healthy decisions about sexuality. As someone who works with people with developmental disabilities, you may be the most likely person to discuss sexuality with them, or someone with a developmental disability may approach you with questions about sexuality. This workshop will help you become more comfortable talking about this sensitive topic by discussing what needs to be taught when and how to help people with developmental disabilities have safe and satisfying relationships.
|Gain knowledge about sexuality and specific issues for people with developmental disabilities
Explore our own values and attitudes regarding sexuality and people with developmental disabilities
Explore ways to communicate about sexuality with people with developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians
What is Sexuality?
Messages about Sexuality
Sexual Development and Disability
Values and Attitudes
Working one-on-one Answering questions and Responding to Behaviors
Working with Parents/Guardians
Wrap-up and Evaluation
Available Virtual TRAINING