TRAININGTalking about Sexuality and Sexual Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. presents:
Talking about Sexuality and Sexual Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities

This online training will be offered on:
June 17, 2020 from 9am – 12:15pm and again on

June 19, 2020 from 9am – 12:15pm

The number of training participants is limited, so please sign up soon.
It will be first come, first served.
(Login details will be provided prior to the training dates.)

We know the rate of sexual abuse among people with Intellectual/Development Disabilities is very high, 7 times higher than the general population. And, we also want people with I/DD to lead full, healthy lives and have relationships that are enriching, supportive, and not exploitative.

This online workshop will cover the knowledge and skills needed to talk with individuals with I/DD about sexual abuse and healthy sexuality. We will explore the latest statistics regarding abuse and learn useful tips and tools for helping people become sexual self-advocates. We will discuss topics to include when working with self-advocates, such as: body parts and body autonomy, skills for saying no, and the difference between a healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships.

Learning objectives:
• Explore how sexual self-advocacy reduces sexual abuse.
• Examine the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and identify sexual abuse, while supporting healthy relationships.
• Examine our own values and attitudes and how those values and attitudes impact our ability to
teach relationship education.
• Review ways to teach these knowledge and skills to people with I/DD

PRESENTER:
Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed. CSE, is a national expert 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.

Training Registration - Talking about Sexuality and Sexual Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities

  • Registration ends June 15, 2020.

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  • Please indicate which day you plan to attend, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 9am-12:15pm OR Friday, June 19, 2020 from 9am-12:15pm

Should you have questions, please contact Marcie at this link: Contact Marcie

This project was supported by a grant from the New Mexico Crime Victims Rights Commission.