Sexuality & Disability
Professional Development Workshop
About the Workshop
The topic of sexuality is a complex one, and even more complex in the world of intellectual disability. People with intellectual disabilities are the most sexually victimized group in society. As caregivers, teachers, service providers, and support workers we play a role in supporting individuals with disabilities as they develop a positive and healthy sense of self and their relationships.
This workshop will explore:
the myth and mythologies of disability and sexuality
the ethics of touch in a caregiver relationship
what we need to teach people with disabilities about sexuality and safety
how to respond to questions about sexuality and be role model and support
responding to and reporting abuse
and much more
About Dave Hingsburger
Dave Hingsburger is a well-known speaker and a consultant who addresses issues of sexuality, problematic behaviour, and other issues regarding people with developmental disabilities. He has published numerous books and instructional DVDs that are available through his publishing house Diverse City Press. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame. Dave is currently the Director of Clinical and Educational Services at Vita Community Living.
Date: October 21, 2016
Time: 9 AM - 4PM
Cost: $85 per person
Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
Subsidies and group rates available.
Call 667- 4606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Who Should Attend?
Group Home Staff
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