Having the Conversation: Sexuality in Our Work with People Labelled with ID/DDs

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Healthy sexuality is a key component of overall health and wellness for all people, including those labelled with an intellectual or development disability diagnosis. This introductory training will take a rights-based approach to understanding the complexities, challenges and issues with respect to sexuality, in organizations that support people living with developmental disabilities. This introduction aims to support growth in service providers looking to enhance their skills addressing and communicating about sexuality issues in their work.

The following topics are included:

  • Sexuality Foundations
  • Diversity in Human Sexuality
  • Consent, the Law and Rights
  • Frameworks for Responding to Clients and Community
  • Enhancing Environmental Supports
  • Understanding the Role of Stigma
  • Promising Practices and Evidence-based Approaches
  • Resources and Referrals

IDEAL FOR: Service providers who work directly with people with developmental disabilities including: social workers, government and non-profit sector program planners and policy-makers, settlement services, mental health workers, health care workers in all areas and students in the social sciences, humanities and related human service fields.

CERTIFICATION: Participants will receive a certificate of completion worth 6.0 Hrs. that can be applied to continuing competency programs for various professional regulating bodies.

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 9:00 and to 4:00 pm, January 30th, 2020; United Way Winnipeg: 580 Main St., Winnipeg, MB.

COST: $100.00 Regular / $75.00 Student Rate. Includes snacks, coffee/tea and lunch. Please indicate dietary needs on registration form. Limited free parking available on site. Barrier free entrance and universal washroom available. Click on the link above to register now and pay online. To pay by cheque, you can request an invoice by downloading the form HERE and emailing it to info@serc.mb.ca. Please note, requesting an invoice does not guarantee your spot. Your registration will be confirmed once payment has been received.