Sexuality and People with an Intellectual Disability

August 1, 2020
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This workshop is for anyone who is interested in providing positive support to people with an intellectual disability about sex, sexuality and relationships. This includes, family members, carers, support workers, co-ordinators etc.

It will explore the meanings that you give to sexuality and specifically the meaning you give to sexual education for people you support.

You will identify barriers that exist for people being able to have their sexual health and relationship education needs met.

You will use and critique resources specifically made for sexual health education of people with an intellectual disability and explore the benefits of 1:1 education vs small group education and hear how this has been applied successfully in real life scenarios.

During this workshop on occasion you will hear explicit language and see explicit imagery.

This is a fully interactive online course. Participants will have the opportunity to watch video clips, complete exercises, view PowerPoint slides speak to each other and the facilitator. Each participant will be able to send questions into the facilitator in the time between each session if desired.

This workshop will consist of 2 x three hour online sessions.

You will need:

1. Access to the internet

2. Access to a laptop/desktop/tablet that has camera and microphone

3. Online meeting software ‘ZOOM”

4. Quiet space

5. handouts and other items as provided pre course

When: Wednesday 1st and 8th October 2020, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Zoom Online platform (A meeting link will be sent to you via email)

There is no cost, but registration is essential

After registering, you will receive an email with all the information you need to participate in the workshop.

For any further queries contact Jordyn at j.piggott@waindividualisedservices.org.au or call 9481 0101

Please note by registering you are comitting to both sessions.

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