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Social-Sexual Understanding: What You Need to Know About Social-Sexual Education and People with Disabilities

This is a FREE training event. 

Start: 9:00 am

End: 4:00 pm 


COVINA, CA: JULY 26, 2018
VISALIA, CA: JULY 31, 2018
FAIRFIELD, CA: AUGUST 7, 2018          

If no event address is listed, it will be provided in the confirmation materials.

Registration is now closed. 

Course Overview:  

SEEDS Educational Services, Inc., will present a workshop exploring the facts regarding the prevalence of disabilities regarding social-sexual education, abuse and common myths associated with disabilities including how professionals can combat these practices with simple tools and understanding.  We will also explore the lack of social-sexual education resources to an undeserved population of people with developmental disabilities and easy social-sexual materials that can help combat the ever-growing statistics. Resources will be made available to preview and discuss.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe common social-sexual issues surrounding people with developmental disabilities.
  • List the common myths and sexual abuse practices including prevention strategies.
  • Identify practical strategies and review resources that can be used with assisting people with developmental disabilities gain knowledge in social-sexual issues.


Stacy Everson is a registered nurse and is nationally certified in Family Life Education (CFLE) and Developmental Disabilities (DDNA). She has been working in the San Diego area since 1987 teaching social-sexual education, assertiveness, and abuse awareness/prevention to people with developmental disabilities and a variety of service-providing agencies, such as Adult and Child Protective Services. She serves as an expert witness in court cases. Everson is an international speaker on the topics of sexuality and abuse of people with developmental disabilities.

This workshop is intended for professionals, psychologists, social workers, agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities.

Agenda (subject to change)

9:00 – 9:15          Introductions

9:15 – 10:00        Sexuality and Disabilites

10:00 – 10:10      Break

10:10 – 11:00      Sexuality and Disabilities (Continued)

11:00 – 11:30       Question and Answer

11:30 – 12:30       Lunch

12:30 – 2:00        Developmental disabilities and sexual abuse

2:00 – 2:20          Question and Answer 

2:20 – 2:30           Break

2:30 – 4:00           Social-Sexual Resources Exploring and Uses

This training is FREE OF CHARGE. Participants are responsible for travel, lodging and all meal expenses. Lunch is NOT provided.

The UP Project is pleased to offer travel scholarships in the form of reimbursement to victim service agencies that attend our in-person training events. Travel scholarships will be prioritized to agencies from rural counties.
Applications can be found here.

Continuing EducationIf you are interested in Continuing Education please apply and pay for credit at the training. Cash, card, and check payments.

  • Course meets qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, $45, Provider #128510. The Center for Innovation and Resource, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) at the event. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

For more information, questions, or grievances, please contact Emma Nichols at or 707-992-0537.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should also contact Emma Nichols. 

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