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Expert Training Event


Sexuality and Inappropriate Sexual/Violent Behaviours

in People with an Intellectual Disability

Why should I participate?

Sexuality has long been recognised as a need inherent in each human being. Nevertheless, sexuality in people with an intellectual disability is an issue that creates difficulty for many services working with these clients. Clients' sexual needs frequently remain unmet, which can lead to their expression in inappropriate ways. If this happens, these sexualised or violent behaviours are challenging for staff involved with the client.

How will it benefit me?

Participants will

•develop a greater understanding of sexuality and of the functions of inappropriate sexual/violent behaviours
•learn how to assist clients in meeting their sexual needs appropriately, which will contribute to the reduction of inappropriate behaviours in the service
•become more confident and competent in dealing with sexualised behaviours 

Who will facilitate this training?

The training will be conducted by two senior clinicians, who have extensive experience working with a forensic population and with people with an intellectual disability who display challenging behaviours.

Is it any good?

99% of previous participants would recommend this training to a colleague.

Here is some more feedback we have received:

“It put sexuality on the table and is taking the taboo out of sexuality in service provision”

“Good ideas on how to help those with an ID meet their sexual needs”

“I enjoyed the interactive nature of the training. The presenters were knowledgeable and able to give real life examples, which were a great help. Best workshop I’ve been to!”

“It was an open discussion about a topic that is often not discussed and it was done in a comfortable yet professional manner”

Where and When is the next training?

Our next one day expert training event will be held in Limerick (location TBC) on the 21/9/2018 from 10am-4.30pm.

To ensure maximum learning outcome, spaces are limited to 25 per training event.  

Cost: €150pp

Participants will be awarded an FPS Training Certificate 


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