Supporting People with I/DD in Developing Healthy Relationships: Friendship, Dating, and Intimacy

Supporting People with I/DD in Developing Healthy Relationships: Friendship, Dating, and Intimacy
Thu, May 23, 2019 - 9:30 am-3:00 pm (EST) 

Most people with developmental disabilities now live in the community and partake in community resources and activities. Many hold jobs in competitive employment and all, even those people with the most impaired abilities, have a greater array of options from which they may choose. Although these gains are significant and have greatly impacted many aspects of their lives, there remains, for the vast majority of people with developmental disabilities, a major area of deprivation and inequality: a lack of opportunity, choice, and the inherent right to develop and participate in social relationships from friendship up through to sexual expression.

This session will explore specific soft skills needed to achieve the basic human need of acceptance by someone you like. Attendees will learn how to teach people skills to be a good friend, help people identify what type of friend they like/want, explore types of intimacy (not including sex), and strategies to build social capital. This includes dating skills and how to handle rejection. They will also explore concrete activities designed to develop and nurture positive body image and self esteem. 

Consuelo Senior, LMSW

Target Audience
Human Service Professionals, Social Workers

Date & Time
May 23, 2019
9:30 pm-3:00 pm
5 Contact Hours

YAI Central Office
460 West 34th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

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. 

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