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Supporting the Village

Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development

As parents and caregivers, we worry about the health and wellbeing of our children. When we look through the lens of intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), sometimes we get even more worried about lots of different things, like sex and sexuality. It can be difficult to know how or when to talk to children with I/DD about sex, particularly because we are afraid that they may be victimized.

This 3-part webinar series is designed to increase parents' and caregivers' comfort in talking about sex and sexuality with their children. We will discuss the social, physiological, and emotional changes that happen before, during, and after puberty. We will provide tools and skills for parents and caregivers to support the development, independence, and success of their children.

Part 1 - Kindergarten - 6th grade

Presented on February 20, 2019


Part 2 - 7th grade - 12th grade: Coming soon

Presented on March 12, 2019


Part 3 - Adulthood (18+)

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute

M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm