Sexual Health with Rachel Skidmore (Sept 16)


SESSION INFO:
Let’s talk about sexuality” – this phrase offers up a wide range of possibilities – along with a host of anxieties. As a parent of a child with a disability this is dreaded while at the same time recognized as an important part of parenting and of your child’s life. This workshop provides an opportunity for parents, in a supportive setting, to explore some of their fears and anxieties and curiosities in a safe environment. This is to begin the courageous conversation around ensuring that individuals being supported – are not only safe from sexual exploitation, but also have the correct support and information to embrace that part of who they are and how they interact in relationship with others. In this half-day workshop you will learn how to approach the topic of sexuality and relationships.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Learn best practices to apply in daily interactions with professionals
• Examine how families view their current situations and how families process information they receive from professionals
• Promote relationship developing skills and perspectives with firsthand transferable skills through group activities
• Demonstrate tangible

This session is open to everyone. To register, please click here.

 

PRESENTER

Rachel Skidmore
Rachel Skidmore is a mother of two unbelievable daughters. They teach her every day things that she did not know.

The topic of sexuality and sexual health has always been important to her, and the importance of it grew when she found out she was going to have daughters of her own. It then grew exponentially when Rachel discovered her youngest daughter was going to be in the highest vulnerability category. She has had the honour of sharing this presentation with families, self advocates, and with service providers whilst engaging in dialogue with people about why it is so important we break down the taboo of discussing sexuality and sexual health. Watching each family follow their own path because, sex, sexual health, gender are ingrained into our family values and each family presents it in their own unique way to their family member.