Everything You Need to Know About Sexual Assessment for Adults with I/DD

Everything You Need to Know About Sexual Assessment for Adults with I/DD
Wed, April 17, 2019 - 9:30 am-3:30 pm (EST) 

What does “consent” mean for people with I/DD? How can staff support someone to get ready to take the assessment? Who can/should do the assessment? What exactly is assessed? These questions and many more will be answered in this seminar.

Everyone has the need to love and be loved. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) historically have been seen as either asexual or sexual deviants. Like many adults, people with I/DD have the desire to have fulfilling sexual lives. The penal laws in many states require that sexual activity needs to be consenting by the parties involved. This seminar will explore the consent assessment created and used by YAI. It will be accompanied by the DVD “Sexually Speaking - A Video About Sexual Consent: What You Need to Know.” Attendees will understand the two types of consents needed, know what questions to ask, practice facilitating interviewing sessions, and learn how to use YAI’s DVD to provide training for people who are interested in becoming sexually consenting. All actors (apart from abuse scenes) in the DVD used are people with disabilities.

All attendees will receive a copy of YAI’s Sexuality Consent Tool.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Conduct sexual consent assessments
  • Provide education to prepare people interested and eligible to become sexually consenting
  • Provide continued support to people with disabilities with living fulfilling sexual lives

Consuelo Senior, LMSW

Social Work CE Information
This is a one-day course and attendees will earn 5 CE contact hours.

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0171.

The New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work requires all registrants attend the entire training to receive the Social Work CE hours.

Cancellation Policy
If a cancellation is received two weeks (14 days) prior to a scheduled training, a refund will be provided. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days will not be refunded but can receive full credit toward a future training. A full refund or credit is given to participants with medical or personal emergencies with documentation.

No-Show Policy
Given the high demand for our trainings, no credit will be provided if the cancellation is not received prior to the training.

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YAI’s Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training.