For many disability service providers, learning how to honor and support the sexuality of the individuals they serve can be a difficult task. This is often a topic that can feel scary, taboo, or embarrassing.
In fact, most staff working in disability services have not received any training on the topic of sexuality or sexual health.
One study found that only 41% of direct service providers had received any training in sexuality for people with disabilities (Meaney-Tavares & GavidiaPayne, 2012).
Another study found that training is often given reactively in response to a problem or crisis that has occurred, rather than proactively as part of a developmentally appropriate timeline for the individual (Schaafsma, et. al., 2014).
Accessible Sexual Health is driven to help disability providers, therapists, educators, and others feel comfortable and confident supporting the sexuality of disabled individuals.
We offer a range of training and professional development options to meet you where you are.
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"ASH was able to provide consultation and develop concrete, trauma-informed strategies for supporting healthy expressions of sexuality. Our front-line staff were thankful to have new language and tools to bring to families/providers of individuals who need this kind of support to access healthy sexuality and relationships."
- Eileen Slade, LCSW
Staff Training Packages
We conduct a survey of your staff to determine their confidence and competence of sexual health topics.
Survey results are then written up in a report with recommendations for further training.
1 hour meeting to discuss survey results with your staff leaders.
Everything in starter package PLUS....
1 hour of live or live-online staff training customized to increase your staff’s confidence and competence.
Everything in starter, PLUS...
3 hours of live or live-online staff training customized to increase your staff’s confidence and competence.
One free 30-minute follow-up meeting three months after training to assess for training success and other areas of need.