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Sexuality and Disability: Workplace Policy Made Easy

Course description

Sexuality policies of an organisation help staff to respond appropriately and consistently to clients’ sexual needs and behaviours.  Staff may also need guidance on how to manage complex issues or balance duty of care with dignity of risk.  This online course provides participants with knowledge and skills to develop policy that supports the sexual rights of people with intellectual disability and encourages their autonomy and personal choice, as well as ensuring that appropriate protections are in place and risks are managed.

Topics include:

  • The need for a sexuality policy in organisations
  • Guiding principles for policy development
  • Legislation and policy frameworks
  • Processes for policy development

This course is most suited to managers and policy officers of disability organisations who wish to develop a positive sexuality policy.  It is assumed that participants have an understanding of the sexual lives of people with intellectual disability (including myths and barriers), models of sexuality, rights-based frameworks, reproductive and sexual health and relevant legal issues.

Who should attend?

Managers, policy officers and human resource officers of disability organisations. 

Course structure

Online learning

1-2 hours

This is an online self-paced course.  Participants can enrol any time and will have up to 1 month to complete the course.

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Applicants should have prior work experience supporting people with disability.

Course cost

This course is funded by NSW Health for NSW workers

Resources and references are included in the online learning activities.

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who complete the course will receive a Statement of Attendance.

Further information

Contact: Education Team

Phone: 1300 372 372 Press 3 then 1

Email: education@fpnsw.org.au

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