Oak Hill’s Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education (CRSE) offers online opportunities for professional development and increased awareness of widespread sexual abuse and other related issues experienced by the IDD community, as well as promotion of healthy relationships. These learning seminars can expand the meaningful implementation of our curriculum and workbooks for disability professionals, clinicians, management, and direct care staff.

Our focus is preventive education and advocacy.  We do not have intervention services at this time.

Our professional development opportunities are presented in multiple formats: live and virtual seminar, or recorded webinar. Both offer exceptional benefits to attendees and the way you choose to interact with this content is entirely up to the unique needs of your group.

The following offerings can be conducted in either format dependent on the needs of your group.  If these selections require some personalization, we are happy to try to accommodate.

 

To learn more about our materials training opportunities, contact:

Phone: 860-242-2274 | CRSEinfo@oakhillct.org

Learning Opportunities

FREE: Healthy Relationship Support & Abuse Prevention – Recorded Webinar

As an introduction, we offer the following 35-minute webinar that helps providers understand and appreciate the role they play in keeping people with IDD safe and promoting healthy relationships. Click here to access this webinar

Communication and Education Webinars: Tools for Ending the Sexual Assault Epidemic for People with I/DD

Description: Join CRSE professionals to discuss the barriers and unique safety risks that individuals with I/DD and other disabilities face. Participants will learn strategies for prevention, response, and reporting, as well as ways to build a culture of consent that supports safe, healthy, fulfilling relationships of all kinds. Resources, including assistive technology suggestions, will be shared to offer participants next steps for collectively breaking down these barriers.

Benefits of this Topic:

  • Guided professional development
  • Ideal for special educators, clinicians, health instructors, behavioral strategists, and direct support staff
  • Should be used as a prerequisite to implementation of CRSE’s Positive Choices curriculum
  • Understand statistics about prevalence of abuse
  • Identify reasons why abuse happens
  • Build critical judgment skills with the students you support
  • Learn ways to create a culture of consent in individual settings
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $750.00

Additional & Unique to the Live, Virtual Seminar:

  • Real-time presentation with Sexual Health Educator
  • Time for Q&A
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Cost:$1,000.00
Implementing Positive Choices: Practical Strategies for Educators

Description: Positive Choices is an innovative program and curriculum designed to increase judgment about healthy relationships, sexuality, and safe boundaries for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This training introduces the audience to best practices for the implementation of Positive Choices curriculum and provides opportunity for rehearsal of teaching strategies. This is the ultimate “how to get started teaching this important content” guide.

Benefits of this Topic:

  • Guided professional development
  • Delves in-depth into strategies for implementation of CRSE learning materials
  • Ideal for special educators, clinicians, health instructors, behavioral strategists, and direct support staff using CRSE’s Positive Choices curriculum
  • Understand statistics about prevalence of abuse
  • Identify reasons why abuse happens
  • Build critical judgment skills with the students you support
  • Identify strategies for teaching sexual health education materials
  • Discover best teaching practices that will enhance learning about healthy relationships and sexuality for students with specialized learning needs
  • Apply the concepts and strategies of Positive Choices to practice in your setting
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost:$750.00

Additional & Unique to the Live, Virtual Seminar:

  • Real-time presentation with Sexual Health Educator
  • Rare insight into a curriculum designed for individuals with I/DD
  • Provides opportunity for rehearsal of teaching strategies and tailoring to your teaching environment
  • Time for Q&A
  • Length: Half Day (will also include the following webinar: Communication and Education: Tools for Ending the Sexual Assault Epidemic for People with I/DD)
  • Cost: $1,750.00
  • Materials: Cost includes a copy of the Positive Choices curriculum

“This workshop educates those in attendance to take an honest look at the role we play in empowering our students to make positive choices.”

“Reaffirmed why this work is important and provided guidance on how to help this vulnerable population access information that could substantially impact their safety.”

Workbook Companion Guide for Direct Care Providers

Check back with us soon for more information on this NEW offering.

Benefits of this Topic:

  • Guided professional development
  • Ideal for special educators, clinicians, health instructors, behavioral strategists, and direct support staff
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Cost: TBD

Additional & Unique to the Live, Virtual Seminar:

  • Real-time presentation with Sexual Health Educator
  • Time for Q&A
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Cost: TBD