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Trauma Informed Sexuality Education

We know the rates of sexual assault among people with developmental disabilities is staggering high. We also know that sexuality education is so important for all people whether they have history of abuse or not.

This tells us there is a very high chance you will have people in your class, or that you work with, with a history of abuse. How do you create a sexuality education class that is trauma informed and provides a safe place to learn and reduces the risk of triggers? This online workshop will explore this topic and give you tips and tools for making it safe for all participants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define trauma informed sexuality education

  • Explore ways to create a trauma informed environment for teaching sexuality to people with developmental disabilities

This is a 1 hour online workshop. We use a video conference platform (Ring Central, powered by Zoom) to deliver the workshop. There will be oppportunity for questions and live engagement with the facilitator.

Workshop Date: April 16, 2019 from 2 pm to 3 pm eastern time

Access Instructions: After you register you will get a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the workshop. You must have a stable internet connection to join, or you can call in via phone.


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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.

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