Online Workshop: Getting Buy In, Even in
Conservative Communities

A Pre-Recorded, 90-Minute Online Workshop

Elevatus Training live, online recording, “Getting Buy-In for Sexuality Education for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Even in Conservative Communities.” There are hands holding onto puzzle pieces that form a lightbulb.

Workshop Description

Note: This is a pre-recorded, online workshop. Upon purchase, you will receive access to the video recording, as well as any accompanying documents.

There are many areas of the country that people might describe as “conservative” and often these communities don’t see the need for sexuality education for people in general, but specifically, people with I/DD. You may be on-board with the benefits of providing sexuality education and aware of the negative outcomes of not providing information and skills to navigate sexuality, but others may only see the negatives of providing this education. You may hear statements like, “I don’t want to open that can of worms,” or “It will only give them ideas.” Join us for an online workshop that explores what can happen if we don’t provide this education, why people are resistant and how to be supportive and respectful of the community’s readiness while also being persuasive.

This workshop is led by Katherine McLaughlin and a panel of experienced sexuality educators from various conservative communities.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this 90 minute webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the negative impact of not providing this knowledge and skills to individuals with I/DD.
  • Explore the reasons people are resistant to people with I/DD receiving sexuality education.
  • Examine a behavior change model to assess your community’s level of readiness.
  • Practice using effective tips such as data and statistics for communicating in a supportive and persuasive way.

Workshop Price: $30

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Hosted By

Headshot of Katherine McLaughlin.Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., CSE is a national expert and trains individuals, staff, and parents on sexuality and developmental disabilities. She teaches sexuality education to people with DD/ID as well as trains them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. Katherine is the author of an agency and school curriculum: Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities, and has developed two online courses; one to train professionals, Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101, and one for parents: Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality. Katherine has spent her career trying to elevate the status of all people, which is why the new name for her growing company is Elevatus Training.

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