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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
2:00 pm ET

Often, providers and direct support professionals (DSPs) working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) aren’t sure how to support clients with their sexuality or feel uncomfortable addressing this topic. Individuals with IDD deserve to live healthy, full lives within their community of choice.

Join Relias to hear Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH, and Rémy Jodrey, MS, LCMHC, discuss ways for DSPs to comfortably support IDD individuals with their sexuality.

Learning Objectives

  • What topics to consider when providing support for sexual health and identity?
  • How to identify your own values around sexuality?
  • How to best support individuals with IDD when issues of sexuality arise in their daily lives?

Can’t attend the live event? Register anyway, and you’ll receive a follow-up email with a link to the recording. 

During this training, Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care (PCHC) will talk about relationships: what they are and what they look like. PCHC will define sex and intimacy as well as discuss the difference between sex and sexual health. PCHC will increase your knowledge of unhealthy relationships and what to do if you find yourself in one.

After this training, attendees will increase their understanding of relationships along with resources to provide further information related to sexuality and intellectual disabilities.

Presenters include Interim Director of Nursing Karen Boyce, RN, CDDN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of IDD and Mental Health Supports Nicholas DeMarco, Psy. D.

The webinar will be held on December 16, 2021, from 10:00 am–11:30 am.

Register here today.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm EDT, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm CDT,
1:00 pm–2:00 pm MDT, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PDT

Cora Collette Bruener, MD, MPH, FAAP
Instructor Bio:

Dr. Cora Breuner is a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Breuner earned her MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed an internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, as well as an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. She received her master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington.

Dr. Bruener is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders and obesity in the adolescent as well as in sports and trauma-related injuries in the child and adolescent. She is also interested in the management and treatment of adolescents with headaches, abdominal pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. She is particularly focused on the use of holistic, mindfulness, and integrative approaches such as biofeedback, yoga, and massage in the management of these conditions. She is president of the Northwest Society of Adolescent Medicine and faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Her research interests include the evaluation of yoga as an adjunctive intervention for eating disorders, biofeedback for chronic headache, and the assessment of complementary medicine for diabetes. Her goal is to incorporate complementary, holistic and integrative medicine into the outpatient and inpatient arenas. She is an active participant in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Committee for Adolescence and the PREP academic board review course for Adolescent Medicine.

Objectives: At the end of the session the learner will:

  • Identify age appropriate expressions of sexuality, what to expect, and how to support it;
  • Discuss Considerations / Implications of Physical Disability and Sexuality;
  • Discuss Considerations / Implications of Cognitive or Intellectual Disability and Sexuality; and
  • Identify red flags / risk for abuse in this population.

Audience: This webinar is intended for all members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEUs are provided for this session.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.