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

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Homewood Suites by Hilton & Hampton Inn & Suites

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A 3-Day *Certificate Training for anyone who works with people with developmental disabilities and wants to lead sexuality education classes and staff/parent trainings.

May 1-3, 2019 - Denver, CO

Following the training, participants will have the skills and resources to lead:

  • Sexuality education series 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 educating people with developmental disabilities, either one on one or in groups, so they can talk with individuals with developmental Disabilities. You will leave with new knowledge and skills, and a curriculum with handouts and teaching tools so you can begin as soon as you return to work following the 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'.


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 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, with an early-bird registration offer of $875 if payment is made in full by February 15, 2019 at midnight. This includes a coil bound copy of our main curriculum, Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities and a coil bound copy of our new Staff Training Curriculum with script and handouts. If you or your agency already own a copy of our main curriculum (Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities), bring it with you and pay $725 ($625 early bird) for the training.

Please select the appropriate ticket type when you click 'register' to reflect if you need to purchase a curriculum or not. (you will receive your curriculum at the training)

Registration is limited to 50 participants! Register today to secure a spot.

Workshop Times:

Wednesday, May 1 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday, May 2 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, May 3 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Included With Your Tuition:

    • Full access to 3 days of training
    • A coil bound copy of Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities (a $299 value) (if you already own a copy, your tuition is discounted)
    • A coil bound copy of our Staff Training Curriculum with script and handouts
    • All materials and handouts
    • Certificate of completion
    • Coffee/tea at break
    • Email access to Katherine for follow up questions

    Accommodations

    The training is at the Homewood Suites by Hilton and Hampton Inn and Suites in Denver, CO (adjecent properties). We have reserved a block of rooms for $149/night, plus tax which includes: Wifi access, full breakfast and 25% off valet parking (Group Code: ELE). You have until April 8, 2019 to get the group rate. After that, you will pay their usual rate.

    Please book your room directly with this link to get the block discount:


    https://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/groups/personalized/D/DENDCHW-ELE-20190501/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

    If you have a problem with the link, or you can't get the dates you want (because you want to come early, or stay later than the links offer) you can always call the hotel (303) 623-8000, and book under the group: Elevatus Training, Group Code: ELE



    Agenda

    Day One: 9:00-4:30pm

    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: 8:30-3:30pm

    Introduction/Warm-up

    Leading Sexuality Education Series

    Challenges in the Classroom

    Work time

    Small Group Presentations/feedback

    Returning Home

    Closure



    Registration Policies

    Refunds

    We offer refunds up to 30 days before the training. A $50 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds. All cancellations must be requested in writing (e-mails are acceptable) and must be received by March 31, 2019. No refunds will be processed after March 31st. 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.

    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.

    We are not responsible for any travel or other expenses incurred by the participant if the participant cancels, or the training is cancelled by us.


    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/$625. 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 at the training.

    *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 are my options for meals at the venue?

    Full breakfast is included for guests staying at the Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn. There are many restaurants within walking distance for lunch/dinner.

    What's the refund policy?

    We offer refunds up to 30 days before the training. A $50 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds. All cancellations must be requested in writing (e-mails are acceptable) and must be received by March 31, 2019. No refunds will be processed after March 31. 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.

    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.

    We are not responsible for any travel or other expenses incurred by the participant if the participant cancels, or the training is cancelled by us.



    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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