Healthy Relationships and Human Sexuality

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

Mondays and Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M.
Starting June 13th and Ending August 24th

Register

Call: Toll Free: (866) 584-5640
Email: Alyssa@WeThriveTogether.org
Text: 440-478-5640 (Include name, county, and contact information for each participant, including email if available)
Online: Click here

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.

Goals

Agenda

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.

Introduction
What is Sexual Health?
Barriers to Communicating
Sexual Development
Topic to cover
Tips for Talking
Practice
Wrap-up

Available Virtual Workshop

TBD

Register

Call: Toll Free: (866) 584-5640
Email: Alyssa@WeThriveTogether.org
Text: 440-478-5640 (Include name, county, and contact information for each participant, including email if available)
Online: Click here
Event Flyer: Click here to view

Staff Training

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.

Goals

Agenda

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

Introduction/warm-up
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

TBD

Register

Call: Toll Free: (866) 584-5640
Email: Alyssa@WeThriveTogether.org
Text: 440-478-5640 (Include name, county, and contact information for each participant, including email if available)
Online: Click here
Event Flyer: Click here to view