Becoming a Sexuality Educator:
Leading Sexuality Education Classes

Live, Two Day In-service Training for Self Advocates and Staff

For a description of this workshop, download the PDF here.

One way to help people with developmental disabilities lead sexually healthy lives is to provide a sexuality education class in your agency. This in-service training is designed for teams of self-advocates and staff to learn the knowledge and skills to lead sexuality education classes. Each person will receive a curriculum and two days of training and will leave the training ready to implement the curriculum in your agency.

Participants will:

  • Define what sexuality means
  • Explore messages we got growing up about sexuality
  • Examine what it means to be a good sexuality educator
  • Practice skills for being an effective sexuality educator
  • Discuss sexuality content for teaching the topic
  • Review manual/curriculum
  • Explore challenges to teaching sexuality and how to overcome the challenges
  • Discuss working as a team and practice
  • Practice teaching from the curriculum
Click to View Day 1 Agenda
Day One

  • 9:00-9:30 Introduction
  • 9:30-10:00 Messages We Received
  • 10:00-10:10 Break
  • 10:10-11:00 Role and Skills to be a Sexuality Educator
  • 11:00-11:10 Break
  • 11:10-12:00 Showing Respect and Managing our Values
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-1:15 Being a Good listener
  • 1:15-1:40 Asking Open Ended Questions
  • 1:40-1:50 Break
  • 1:50-3:00 Types of Questions
  • 3:30-4:30 Answering Questions and Sexuality Information
Click to View Day 2 Agenda
Day Two

  • 9:00 -9:30 Introduction
  • 9:30-10:00 Review the Curriculum
  • 10:00-10:10 Break
  • 10:10-10:40 Challenges when Teaching
  • 10:40-10:50 Break
  • 10:50-12:00 Planning as a team
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-2:15 Practicing as a team
  • 2:15-2:25 Break
  • 2:25-3:00 Worries and Concerns
  • 3:00-4:00 Returning Home
  • 4:00-4:30 Wrap-up and evaluations

For inquiries about scheduling an in-service training for your organization, please contact:

Katherine McLaughlin
Phone: 603-399-5777