Information about sexual health is often inaccessible for people with developmental disabilities. Societal messages often suggest that people with developmental disabilities are not sexual beings. However, we all have the human right to experience and participate in relationships, connections, sexuality, and love.
As professionals, it is important to feel confident and comfortable engaging in conversations about sexual health and sexuality with your clients.
Supporting Sexuality in People with Developmental Disabilities
People with developmental disabilities can have unique challenges when it comes to creating healthy relationships, boundaries, and exploring sexuality, and are at an increased risk to experience sexual assault.
Explore your own attitudes about sexuality and receive practical suggestions for engaging clients in conversations about their sexual health and wellbeing. Leave with increased knowledge of how to set boundaries around what is appropriate behavior, clarify age of consent guidelines and make referrals to community resources.
Workshop Duration: 3 hours
Audience: Health and Social Service Practitioners
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Since 2009, our Training Centre has offered a full-range of workshops tailored for professionals working in all sectors. Whether you’re looking to support diversity and inclusion in your workplace, build comfort and skill in addressing topics around sexual health with your clients, or navigate conversations with your kids—we’ll work with you to develop a training plan that is right for you.