ERIC Number: ED369215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Positive Approaches: A Sexuality Guide for Teaching Developmentally Disabled Persons.
This guide is intended to assist caregivers of people with development disabilities in acquiring knowledge about sexuality and skill in expressing sexuality in a safe and appropriate manner. Section 1 provides an overview of the history of sexuality and developmentally disabled individuals. The second section provides exercises for the caregiver to evaluate his/her own knowledge and feelings about sexuality. The third section provides exercises to help caregivers empathize with the situation of residents in an institutional setting as well as guidelines for leading discussions with clients on interactions, dating, and the media. Four checklists for a successful human sexuality program are given next, covering: knowing your audience, evaluating clients' knowledge level, identifying program goals, and practical considerations. Guidelines for beginning a sexuality education program are presented in the fifth section. Next, activity sets offer suggested activities and materials for use with clients, addressing the following topics: (1) anatomy and physiology, (2) birth control, (3) pregnancy and parenting, (4) relationships, and (5) sexually transmitted diseases. An appendix presents a summary of facts about sexuality and covers pregnancy and birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), homosexuality, and masturbation. A glossary defines 33 terms about sexuality. Contains 12 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Check Lists, Contraception, Developmental Disabilities, Homosexuality, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Relationship, Knowledge Level, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Pregnancy, Program Development, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Socialization, Training Methods
Planned Parenthood of Delaware, 625 Shipley St., Wilmington, DE 19801 ($40, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Planned Parenthood of Delaware, Wilmington.