Families Training Programs

Recognize and STOP Abuse

Physical, emotional, psychological, verbal, and sexual abuse are all too common forms of abuse experienced by children, youth and adults with special needs. This ½ day training is in compliance with the Quality Assurance Measures established in 2011. The purpose of this training is to provide staff with the skills to not only recognize indicators of abuse, but to become aware of causal factors that lead to abuse and what they can do to prevent and STOP abuse from occurring. Please join me in my mission to STOP abuse.



Participants will receive a Certificate upon completion.

Healthy Sexual Expression

What is healthy sexuality and can and should individuals with disabilities have opportunities for healthy sexual expression? This ½ day training will provide staff and family members with an understanding of what sexuality means for individuals with disabilities and how we can support and foster healthy sexual expression. Issues of consent, risks, boundaries, supports, and healthy practices will be explored. Sexuality is part of who we are and our identity. Help individuals you support have healthy sexual expression.



Participants will receive a Certificate upon completion.

Understanding and Managing Inappropriate Sexual Behaviours and Sexual Deviance

There are many reasons why individuals with disabilities may engage in inappropriate sexual behaviours. Understanding the difference between inappropriate sexual behaviour and sexual deviance is critical in determining appropriate supports, education, risks, and possible treatment. This full day training will provide participants with the skills and knowledge in determining functions of sexual behaviour and skills to promote healthy boundaries and healthy sexual expression as well as recognizing more serious sexual behaviours that place others at risk. Safety planning, education, supports, and strategies for decreasing risk will be discussed. Help promote healthy boundaries and sexuality while managing risky behaviours in the home and community.



Participants will receive a Certificate upon completion.

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Individuals with FASD are often misunderstood and as a result supports and strategies are often ineffective. This ½ day training is intended to provide staff with a comprehensive review of the signs and symptoms associated with FASD and effective strategies in supporting individuals with this condition. Impulsivity, severe behavioural challenges, lack of appreciation of consequences, ongoing involvement with the legal system are common concerns agencies and staff experience. Help reduce and prevent problematic behaviours by learning skills and strategies in supporting individuals with FASD.



Participants will receive a Certificate upon completion.