ECAC: Teaching Parents of Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs about Sexual Health (Module 1)
Teaching Parents of Children with Disabilities About Sexual Health is a free training program presented by parents of children with special healthcare needs. The Whole Child Health Section of the NC Division of Child & Family Well-Being developed this three-module training in collaboration with a core workgroup that included parents of children with disabilities, Whole Child Health Section Staff, community partners, and a subject matter expert. After completing the training modules participants will gain tools to increase confidence and commitment to educate about sexual health, develop strategies for teaching their child about sexual health topics, and gain knowledge about common sexual health safety issues for children with disabilities.
MODULE 1: Parents and Caregivers as Sexual Health Educators
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and explain the need for sexual health education
- Identify common facts about sexuality
- Gain tools to increase confidence and commitment to educate about sexual health