Sexuality and I/DD: Preparing Professionals to Become Sexual Consent Assessors/Sexuality Trainers

Sexuality and I/DD: Preparing Professionals to Become Sexual Consent Assessors/Sexuality Trainers
Wed, October 16, 2019 - 9:30 am to Thu, October 17, 2019 - 4:30 pm (EST) 

Historically, people with I/DD have been viewed as asexual and deviant. This viewpoint is not surprising given the societal exclusion and marginalization many in the community have and continue to experience. For too long, adults with I/DD have been denied life experiences that are afforded to people who do not have developmental disabilities. This violates their human rights. This includes having intimate relationships, self-pleasuring, and sexual partners. Like most adults, people with I/DD want to establish intimate relationships and engage in sexual activities. State laws require that both parties are consenting when sexual interactions occur.

This two-day workshop will offer a unique opportunity for professionals to learn practical strategies for supporting people with I/DD in exploring, learning, and safely expressing themselves social-sexually. Using a strength-based approach, our experts will share valuable insights that will address negative mindsets, unconscious biases, and dispel myths. This all begins with a comprehensive agency policy. Attendees will receive training on the YAI policies, conducting sexual consent assessments using the YAI Consent Tool, and obtain critical skills essential to becoming social-sexual educators. This workshop will focus on a number of skill areas that can be used in clinical practice, the classroom, a person’s home, and an agency at large. Learn skills to better support adults with I/DD in making informed decisions about social-sexual issues that will ultimately enrich their quality of life.


Presenter
Consuelo Senior, LMSW


Date & Time
October 16 & October 17
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Location
YAI Headquarters
220 East 42nd Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212.273.6589


Cancellation Policy

A cancellation request must be received 10 business days prior to this scheduled training in order to receive a refund.

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 and a full refund will be issued.