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It’s Not Just About Saying “No”; Proactive and Person-Centered

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
1:00 pm3:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Register in Advance

Why are we surprised when someone tries to engage in touching, kissing, or sexual exploration? Why do so many people start dating or becoming sexual before we start teaching them skills they’ll need to do these safely? Why do we avoid dealing with sexuality and relationships until someone is 18 years old and is suddenly legally responsible for all of their actions?

We can and should expect people to seek romantic relationships and express their sexuality. And when they do, it’s important to understand how to balance safety with empowerment. In this training we will discuss how to teach people to make informed decisions about their relationships and sexuality. We will also explore practical skills for supporting the sexuality of the individuals you support (from children to adults); and you will build a foundation of proactive, preventative strategies to use with people you work with.

**This is not a Walla Walla Valley Disability Network event.**