$725 – $975

Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality: Becoming a Sexuality Educator and...

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A 3-Day LIVE, ONLINE video conference, *certificate training for anyone who works with people with developmental disabilities and wants to lead sexuality education classes and staff/parent trainings.

January 15-17, 2020
Registration is limitied to 20 participants! Register today to secure a spot.

*Social Workers can get 17 CE hours (see FAQ for details)


Following the training, participants will have the skills and three curriculum so they can lead:

  • Sexuality education classes for people with developmental disabilities

  • Staff trainings on how to address sexuality one-on-one with people with developmental disabilities

  • Parent workshops on “How to Talk with your Kids about Sexuality.”


Increase your skill and comfort level when addressing sexuality with people with developmental disabilities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the training and support you need to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

The goal of this training is to train an employee to become your agency’s or school's staff/parent trainer and sexuality educator. This person will become more confident and comfortable leading sexuality education classes for people with developmental disabilities as well as train staff and parents either one on one or in groups, so they can promote the sexual health of individuals with developmental disabilities. You will leave with new knowledge and skills, and 3 curriculum with handouts and teaching tools so you can begin as soon as you return to work following the training.

*You will receive a certificate of attendance or, if you pass an assessment following the workshop, a certificate of completion. This certificate does not make you a certified sexuality educator and trainer.


Here's what our students say:

"This was the most well taught course of instruction and materials I’ve attended in years. Totally current and relevant, Exceeded my expectations 100%. The quality of any energy experience in this course was of such high caliber that I would recommend it to any person serving the DD population."

"I learned a lot of different presentation techniques as well as different ways to keep the flow of a training going. I liked absolutely everything about the training. Honestly, it was the best training that I have ever attended. I loved the content and presentation. I can’t wait to implement."

"I learned that I have the ability to train co-workers, parents, and clients about this topic. I liked that it was comfortable. The training was very informative. The curriculum is clear, easy to use, and thorough. When I return to work I am going to discuss this training with my supervisor and implement ASAP."



Training Description

When it comes to talking about sexuality, people with disabilities are often excluded, almost as if they are incapable of having sexual thoughts, feelings and needs. In reality, they too are sexual beings who need the information and skills for making healthy decisions about sexuality. Though agencies and schools who work with people with developmental disabilities know that sexuality issues need to be addressed, they don't necessarily feel comfortable or competent enough to do so. This workshop will give you the curriculum, tools, and skills to teach sexuality education classes and lead staff/parent trainings.

Objectives

As a result of this training, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to help people with disabilities become sexual self-advocates

  • Identify our own values and attitudes and how those impact your ability and effectiveness in teaching this topic

  • Explain what makes it difficult for staff and parents to talk about sexuality with consumers and discuss solutions to those barriers

  • List ways to teach this topic with other agency staff, parents, and people with disabilities

  • Demonstrate effective training techniques to use with staff, parents, and people with disabilities



Tuition:

Tuition for this certificate training is $975, or $725 if you already own a copy of Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities Curriculum. (Either way, you will need a copy of the curriculum for the training)

Tuition includes:

  • Full access to 3 days of training

  • A coil bound copy of Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities to lead sexuality education classes (a $299 value). If you already own a copy, your tuition is discounted bring it with you and pay $725 for the training.

  • A coil bound copy of our Staff Training Curriculum: Facilatator Guide, to train staff on how to talk one on one with people with developmental disabilities. (a $125 value) with script and handouts.

  • A coil bound copy of our Parent Workshop Curriculum: How to Lead Talking with Your Kids About Sexuality Workshops, to lead parent workshops on how to address sexuality with your own children. (a $75 value)

  • Power Point presentations, materials and handouts

  • Certificate of completion, if you pass an assessment

  • 17 CEs for Social Workers

  • Email access to Katherine for follow up questions

Please select the appropriate ticket type when you click 'register' to reflect if you need to purchase a curriculum or not. (you will recieve your curriculum and training materials via USPS before the training *see the FAQ section if you live outside the US)


Workshop Times:

Times are Pacific Time - (please check your local time zone)
Wednesday, January 15 from 8:30 am PT to 4:00 pm PT - (9:30- 5:00 MT, 10:30-6:00 CT, 11:30-7:00 ET)
Thursday, January 16 from 8:30 am PT to 4:00 pm PT - (9:30- 5:00 MT, 10:30-6:00 CT, 11:30-7:00 ET)
Friday, January 17 from 8:30 am PT - 3:00 pm PT - (9:30- 4:00 MT, 10:30-5:00 CT, 11:30-6:00 ET)

This is a live online training. We use a video conference platform (Ring Central, powered by Zoom) to deliver the training. There will be oppportunity for questions and live engagement with the facilitator and other participants.

Access Instructions: After you register you will get a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the training. You must have a stable internet connection, a webcam, and a mic on your computer to join. We strongly recommend each attendee participate from their own computer to assure the best use of breakout groups.



Agenda

Day One: 8:30-4:00pm

Introduction/Warm-up

What is Sexuality?

Messages about Sexuality

Sexual Development and Disability

Gender Identity and Disability

Values and Attitudes

Working One-on-One

Answering Questions and Responding to Behaviors

Working with Parents/Guardians

Closure

Day Two: 8:30-4:00pm

Introduction/ Warm-up

Working with groups

Creating a Safe Environment

Presenting Skills

Staff-mentoring/training Curriculum

Parent Curriculum

Sexuality Education Curriculum Overview

Closure

Day Three: 8:30-3:00pm

Introduction/Warm-up

Leading Sexuality Education Series

Challenges in the Classroom

Work time

Small Group Presentations/feedback

Returning Home

Closure



Registration Policies

Refunds and Transfers

We offer refunds up to 30 days before the training. A $50 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds or transfers. All cancellations must be requested in writing (e-mails are acceptable) and must be received by December 14, 2019. No refunds will be processed after that date. All requests for refunds should state the registrant’s name and the amount of payment. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for “no shows” at the training.

Transfers
You can transfer to another event up to 35 days before the start day of a training. All transfers must be requested in writing (e-mails are acceptable) and must be received by December 9, 2019. We charge $50 to transfer your registration.

Cancellation by us
We reserve the right to cancel any training due to insufficient enrollment at least 30 calendar days in advance of the scheduled course date. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of registration fees.

Registrant Substitution

Substitutions for a registrant who can no longer attend can be made at any time. This substitution must be present for the all three days. Please contact us and let us know who will be using the ticket.




FAQs

Do I need a copy of the curriculum, Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities to take this training?

Yes, you need a copy to use at the training. It is included in the tuition for the workshop. If you or your agency already own one, bring it and we will reduce the tuition cost to $725. Choose the ticket that reflects whether you're purchasing with or without the curriculum. If you're purchasing a curriculum with your ticket, you'll receive it via USPS before the training (along with the other training materials) People who purchase a ticket without buying the Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities curriculum will receive the other training materials USPS.
NOTE: If you live outside the United States, there will be an additional charge to ship the materials to you. We can give you a quote when you register and let us know your mailing address. You can opt to receive your curriculum digitally (PDF version). If you opt for digital curriculum, please select a ticket that includes the curriculum ($975).

*What is a certificate training?

If you attend the entire 3 day training and complete an online assessment (at the end of the training), we will issue you a certificate of completion. A certificate training is not to be confused with becoming a 'certified sexuality educator'.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact: Helaine Iris 603.399-5777 helaine@elevatustraining.com

What's the refund/transfer policy?

We offer refunds up to 30 days before the training. A $50 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds or transfers. All cancellations must be requested in writing (e-mails are acceptable) and must be received by December 14, 2019. No refunds will be processed after that date. All requests for refunds should state the registrant’s name and the amount of payment. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for “no shows” at the workshop.

Transfers
You can transfer to another event up to 35 days before the start day of a training. All transfers must be requested in writing (e-mails are acceptable) and must be received by December 9, 2019. We charge $50 to process your transfer.

Cancellation by us
We reserve the right to cancel any training due to insufficient enrollment at least 30 calendar days in advance of the scheduled course date. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of registration fees.

Social Worker CE's - This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886798975-8066) for 17 continuing education contact hours.

The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes: New York, Michigan, West Virginia

The following states currently do not recognize NASW National Approval. Applications can be submitted to NASW State Chapters: New Jersey, Idaho, Oregon



About Katherine McLaughlin

Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., AASECT certified, has been an expert in the field of sexuality and developmental disabilities for over 25 years. 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. Contact: www.disabilityworkshops.com

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