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Sexuality Program for the Deaf

2010- 2011 Sexuality Programs for the Deaf Course Listing

We Are the Experts

At Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP) we are well-known for our expertise in working with the Deaf community. We will help you deliver accurate, non-judgmental sexuality education by:

  • helping you implement a sexuality education curriculum specific to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals;
  • training your staff to competently and comfortably handle a variety of sexuality-related situations within the Deaf community;
  • and providing those you serve with comprehensive sexuality programs

For details beyond what are provided below, we invite you to read our new Sexuality Program for the Deaf brochure.

Our experienced staff will design specific trainings to meet the needs of your organization and the deaf and hard-of-hearing people you serve. Our Deaf World Competent staff are uniquely poised to help.

Let's Make Plans  To arrange a program or for additional information please call the Education Professional Development Department at 215-351-5514 or email us at education@ppsp.org.  Or register online.

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 Interpreters expand sexuality sign vocabulary and interpret sensitive issues

  • Educators develop necessary skills and levels of comfort to answer difficult questions, teach sexuality to deaf and hard-of-hearing students and provide support around sexuality issues to parents of the Deaf
  • Administrators design and implement sexuality education programs and keep programs current through ongoing consulting and technical assistance
  • Human Service Providers enhance comfort with managing boundaries related to sensitive issues and expand resources for using with consumers

We can both suggest a package of existing programs and/or tailor programs to your staff and the populations you serve.

  • All workshops are at our Center City location
  • Scholarships and group rates are offered for all workshops
  • Sign language proficiency is required for participation
  • Workshops begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm
  • Rates vary
  • RID CEUs and Act 48 credits offered
  • Easy online registration!

The ABCs of Sexuality Interpreting for Children
April 9, 2011 
$95 per person

This intensive one-day workshop is designed to give interpreters the opportunity to examine sexual development in young children and how this would interact with interpreting practice.  Participants will explore challenging issues with working with young deaf and hard-of-hearing children and problem solve to determine best practices when interpreting in these situations.  Register Online

Signing for Sexuality for Interpreters of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
dates TBD or upon request

Do you know what skin hunger, attraction template, and the sexual response cycle are? Do you know the signs for the genitals, transgender, sexual assault (and more!)? This workshop will provide Deaf and hearing interpreters the opportunity to increase knowledge of sexuality signs, explore comfort with interpreting sexuality situations and apply learning to skill development. In addition, time will also be devoted to discussing how to interpreter for domestic violence and sexual abuse related situations. It's an interactive workshop where interpreters can get a lot of information in a safe way.  RID CEUs offered.

Contraceptive Update for Interpreters of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
dates TBD or upon request

Do you know about Essure, the IUS, and Fem Cap? If not, come and join us! This workshop will help Deaf and hearing interpreters increase knowledge, comfort and skill with interpreting information about contraceptive/birth control methods.  RID CEUs offered.

 STEPS for the Deaf:  Facilitating, Responding, Teaching
dates TBD or upon request

This workshop will help educators working with the Deaf and hard of hearing to increase knowledge, comfort and skill with implementing sexuality education with youth ages 9-13. Act 48 credits provided.

Sexuality 101: Examining Comfort and Knowledge
dates TBD or upon request

This workshop is for professionals who work with the Deaf and hard of hearing communities. It will cover defining sexuality, sexual development, comfort with sexuality, dealing with sensitive issues, and answering tough questions. It is an interactive workshop that will provide participants with up-to-date facts.  Act 48 credits offered.

STD Update for Interpreters of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
dates TBD or upon request

Do you know what LGV, Molluscum and Chancroid are? What about the latest on Human Papilloma Virus? This workshop will help Deaf and hearing interpreters increase knowledge, comfort and skill with interpreting about sexually transmitted diseases. RID CEUs offered.

Deaf Teen Times: Facilitating, Responding, Teaching
dates TBD or upon request

This workshop will help educators working with the Deaf and hard of hearing to increase knowledge, comfort and skill with implementing sexuality education into the high school classroom.  Act 48 credits offered.

Sexuality and Your Consumer: Providing Competent Care
dates TBD or upon request

This workshop is for professionals who provide services to deaf and hard of hearing adults with additional disabilities. This training will give you the opportunity to get up-to-date facts on sexuality-related information; identify sensitive situations and use an intervention model to help manage them; explore boundaries with sexuality and how to set appropriate limits with consumers; practice answering questions and managing sexuality-related comments consumers may make; and discuss and display resources for communicating messages and for working with consumers.

HIV and Interpreting
dates TBD or upon request

This workshop will provide Deaf and hearing interpreters the opportunity to examine HIV/AIDS information, issues and interpreting skills. It is a serious topic covered in a fun way.  RID CEUs offered.  

 

 


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