Down Syndrome Association of Central California presents
The Body Conference
With Terri Couwenhoven MS, CSE.
September 15, 2018
Cost :$45 per participant, or 2 for $60. Advocates with Down Syndrome: $20
Morning Session: RELATIONSHIPS
This session is geared for our adult audience (18 & older) with a cognitive disability and their parents/caregivers as well as professionals working with adults. Terri will gear workshop towards the self advocates to help them understand healthy versus unhealthy relationships, relationship realities and dating. Parents hear and see how you can modify information to make it understandable and then use the info as reference for future coaching and teaching.
Afternoon Session: TEENS & BODY AWARENESS
Also geared towards the self advocates, this session will teach about body changes, responsibilities for their bodies as they grow up (hygiene), body rules related to touch and affection as their bodies are changing (boundaries and exploitation..rules for private body parts etc).Parents hear and see how you can modify information to make it understandable and then use the info as reference for future coaching and teaching.
Terri Couwenhoven MS, CSE is a well known sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with cognitive disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who support them. Her gentle, matter-of-fact approach combined with extensive knowledge and experience make her a popular speaker with self advocates, parents and professionals around the country. We are thrilled to have her join us to help parents of children of all ages with developmental disabilities become more confident and comfortable dealing with maturing bodies and sexuality.
Registration opens: July 16, 2018
Online at www.dsacc.org/events/conference or call 559.228.0411