Healthy Relationships: Teaching Appropriate Interactions, Boundaries, Self-advocacy and Identifying Coercion for People with Disabilities

Thursday | April 14 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM (PST) followed by an Ask the Expert Session
Free Online Community Event Presented by CPI in partnership with CIR

Join us for an important training with Dr. Katie Pedgrift and Amy Machado that will explore how we can support people with developmental disabilities to build healthy and meaningful relationships.

This will be a presentation in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

This training will discuss how we can support people with developmental disabilities to build healthy and meaningful relationships, while also providing them with information about sexual abuse and coercion. The speakers will discuss resources that are available for providers, schools, and parents to support them to directly teach people with developmental disabilities about safe relationship development, sexual health, and how to decrease risk factors associated with sexual abuse.

10:00 am: Healthy Relationship Training
11:30 am: Break
11:45 am: Ask the Expert Q&A

Continuing Education Units: All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Education Units (Provider #128510) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $30.

Our Presenters

Dr. Katie Pedgrift is a licensed clinical psychologist at North Bay Regional Center. She earned a Special Education Teaching Credential from San Diego State University, her Master’s Degree in Special Education from San Francisco State University, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University. She has worked with people who have autism and other developmental disabilities in a variety of contexts including forensic settings, in-patient and out-patient settings, schools, and diagnostic clinics. Dr. Pedgrift has authored numerous curricula designed to increase knowledge and self-protection behaviors in people with disabilities including Relationships Decoded, Array of Color’s curricula, Abuse Awareness and Prevention, Sexuality, as well as How to be Fire Safe programs.

Amy J. Machado, M.A., BCBA is the CEO/Owner of SEEDS Therapy Center and has worked with individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities for over 20 years in home, school, community, and clinical settings. Amy earned bachelor’s degrees in Health and Education, and a master’s degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Special Education from Belmont University. Additionally, she earned a post graduate certification in Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. Amy has extensive experience working with individuals with disabilities of all ages and has spent the latter part of her career creating innovative programs to assist young adults with the transition into adulthood. Amy has authored the Rooted In Connection curricula that teaches comprehensive sex education with an emphasis on relationships, social boundaries, assertiveness, and abuse prevention for individuals with disabilities (youth through adult). In addition to handling STC operations, Amy conducts trainings and speaking engagements throughout the state for parents and professionals on social-sexual topics including risk reduction for abuse.
Relaciones Saludables:
Enseñanza de interacciones apropiadas, límites, autodefensa e identificación de la coerción para personas con discapacidades

jueves, 14 de abril de 2022
10:00am - 11:30am
Seguido Con Una Sesión De, Preguntas Al Experto
Evento Virtual GRATIS

Esta es una presentación bilingüe GRATUITA en español e inglés con interpretación simultánea en español.

Abril es el Mes de la Prevención del Abuso Infantil, un momento para que nuestra comunidad se reúna para enfocarse más de cerca en construir conexiones sociales, entornos de apoyo y experiencias positivas para todos los niños.

En honor del mes de la prevención del abuso infantil, los invitamos a nuestro evento virtual gratuito, Relaciones Saludables: Enseñanza de Interacciones Apropiadas, Límites, Autodefensa e Identificación de Coerción para Personas con Discapacidades. Los presentadores, la Dra. Katie Pedgrift y Amy Machado, explorarán cómo podemos ayudar a las personas con discapacidades del desarrollo a construir relaciones saludables y significativas.

Esta capacitación discutirá cómo podemos ayudar a las personas con discapacidades del desarrollo a construir relaciones saludables y significativas, al mismo tiempo que les brindamos información sobre el abuso sexual y la coerción. Los presentadores discutirán los recursos que están disponibles para los proveedores, las escuelas y los padres para ayudarlos a enseñar directamente a las personas con discapacidades sobre el desarrollo de relaciones seguras, la salud sexual y cómo disminuir los factores de riesgo asociados con el abuso sexual.

Esperamos que nos acompañe en esta importante capacitación.

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