Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities

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Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities

All people, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), deserve access to accurate information about relationships and sexuality. This multi-day training will outline methods of providing communication support and multi-modal access when teaching with the Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities curriculum, or any other teaching tools you use. Open to all, including self-advocates, support people, families, and community members.  Registrants are welcome to attend one, two, or all three days of training. Tuesday, August 13 through Thursday, August 15 at Scarlet Oaks Career Campus in Sharonville, Ohio. Day One: Tuesday, August 13, 8:30-4:30pmDevelopmental Disabilities and Sexuality 101This workshop is designed for participants to gain skills on addressing sexuality in a professional setting.

Parents and self-advocates can attend the training as well, but it is focused more on working in a professional setting. We will learn how to communicate about sexuality one-on-one with people with I/DD in a ProjectSEARCH or other workplace-type setting. We will ways to support people with I/DD have healthy relationships and learn healthy boundaries in the workplace.   We will explore why this is so difficult to address, some of the negative consequences of not addressing this topic, and tips and tools for teaching healthy boundaries, relationships and sexuality. Participants will: 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 teach healthy workplace relationships and boundaries.
Day Two: Wednesday, August 14, 8:30-4:30pmLeading Sexuality Education ClassesPeople with I/DD want and need sexuality education classes because they want to hear from their peers and learn from one another. This training is for people who want to teach groups of people with I/DD about sexuality and relationships. It is for educators with a sexuality background or not. We will explore ways to create a safe learning environment given the needs of this population, teaching techniques, and strategies to manage challenges in the classroom. We will practice teaching in small groups to demonstrate effective teaching techniques. Participants will: Examine what it means to be a good sexuality educator List teaching strategies for working with this population Explore challenges to teaching sexuality and how to overcome the challenges Practice skills for being an effective sexuality educator Explore ways to effectively implement the curriculum Day Three: Thursday, August 15, 8:30-4:30pmSexuality Educator TrainingThis training is designed for experienced sexuality educators who want to dig deep into various topics in the sexuality education curriculum.
We will focus on key topics and build skills in teaching these topics. The afternoon we will focus on expanding their reach to include leading workshops for parents of children with I/DD. We will explore why it is difficult for parents to communicate with their children and ways to support them.  Participants will: Examine various curriculum topics, strategies to teach, and ways to adapt lessons plans Demonstrate skills in teaching curriculum topics Examine what is the same and different for parents of children with I/DD Explore barriers for parents in talking one on one about sexuality Examine ways to work effectively with parents/guardians and staff   Workshop led by: Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., CSE is a national expert with 25+ years of experience and trains individuals, staff, and parents on sexuality and developmental disabilities.
She teaches sexuality education to people with DD/ID as well as trains them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. Katherine is the author of an agency and school curriculum: Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities, and has developed two online courses; one to train professionals, Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101, and one for parents: Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality. Katherine has spent her career trying to elevate the status of all people, which is why the new name for her growing company is Elevatus Training. Workshop is provided free to Greater Cincinnati nonprofits, schools, or staff that work with people with disabilities.  Please BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. Note: The Sexuality Education Curriculum available at checkout usually sells for $300.  All registrants can add the curriculum to registration for the discounted rate of $250.00 and pay on site.
The curriculum has everything you need to teach an effective, engaging sexuality class. Trauma-Informed, one-of-a-kind curriculum has been field-tested and praised by experts and laypeople alike. It’s cognitively accessible for people with I/DD. Included with the curriculum is a comprehensive Instructor Manual that provides tips on how to establish a sexuality education class and how to be an effective, engaging sexuality educator. It also outlines common challenges when teaching this topic and offers innovative strategies to help overcome them..

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