Learning Disability and Sexual Health

This course will develop participants’ knowledge and confidence to support adults and young people with learning disabilities around their relationships, sexuality and sexual health.

By the end of the course, participants will have:
• Gained an understanding of how learning disability can impact upon the individual’s ability to understand and express their sexuality appropriately.
• Learned about the rights of people who have a learning disability to experience relationships and sexuality and the research and evidence to support this.
• Received evidence to justify and to underpin the provision of sexual health education and advice for both young people and adults within their work setting
• Explored their own and others’ attitudes and beliefs and how these may impact upon the work that they do.
• Unpicked and challenged some of the myths and misconceptions around learning disability and sexual health.
• Learned about the various services available to support practitioners and the person with learning disabilities with their sexual health needs.
• Explored some of the tools and resources available to support practitioners to talk to young people and adults with learning disabilities about their sexual health and to provide information and education in this area.

Advanced or Stand-alone: 
Lead Facilitator: 
Amanda Holmes
1 day
Free to Newcastle workers in public and VCS orgs. £100 to those outside Newcastle & private sector.
To apply: 

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