Sex and Relationships Education for young people with physical impairments SRE1
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This two day practical course will enable practitioners and advisors who work with young people with physical impairments to develop practical approaches to meeting needs in relation to Sex and Relationships Education (SRE).
Young people with physical impairments sometimes have different issues around their sexuality and sexual awareness. Often coming from a background where the body is treated very medically, they can struggle to then express themselves or think about themselves sexually. There are additional issues around t he physical act of sex and staff need to provide support to enable them to address these issues sensitively and confidently.
During the course you will have an opportunity to explore the sex and relationship issues young people with physical impairments confront and develop practical approaches to meeting their needs.
Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course participants will:
- understand the key issues relating to SRE for young people with physical impairments
- have explored social, personal and professional values and attitudes in relation to SRE and how these affect working with young people with physical impairments
- have learnt ways to implement SRE with young people with physical impairments
Who should attend?
This course is relevant to all professionals working with young people with physical impairments and learning difficulties.
The course programme covers:
- what is SRE
- why SRE is important for young people with physical impairments
- legal issues
- rights, responsibilities and risks
- working with young people, other professionals and parents
- how physical impairments affect sexual health and relationships
- reflections on vocabulary
- case studies
- specific methods
- guidelines and best practice for providing SRE for young people with physical impairments
About the trainers
Alison John is an experienced consultant and disability equality trainer in the field of play, early years and inclusion. She holds a certificate in training from Goldsmith's University, London. Alison has personal experience of living in what she calls a "disabling world" and works as a consultant and freelance trainer to bring an inclusive world ever nearer.
Jo Laxton is a published freelance trainer and consultant with more than 19 years practice in the fields of sexual health, sex and relationships education (SRE), and personal development. Experienced in policy and guidelines, project development and implementation, training needs assessement and group facilitation.
Travel and venue information
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All cancellations must be received in writing. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund will be given for over one month's notice, a 50% refund for 1 month to 14 days notice and no refund for less than 14 days notice. Substitutions may be made at any time.
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When & Where
The National Children's Bureau (NCB) is a charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. They work with children and for children, to influence government policy and be a strong voice for young people and practititioners.