Summit Speaker Announcement: KATHERINE MCLAUGHLIN
We are delighted to announce Katherine McLaughlin as a presenter for the 2021 NC Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Summit!
Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (she/her/hers), is the Founder, CEO and Lead Trainer for Elevatus Training. As a national expert on sexuality and I/DD she trains professionals, and parents as well as individuals to become sexual self-advocates, and peer sexuality educators. She is the author of, Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities curriculum. She has developed two online courses: Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101 for professionals and Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality for parents, and a 3-Day certificate training: Becoming a Sexuality Educator and Trainer. She has spent her 25+ year career committed to elevating the status of all people, which is why the name of her growing company is Elevatus Training. Contact Katherine at elevatustraining.com
Presentation Title: Consent and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Presentation Description: The rates of sexual abuse among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are staggering. This population is 7 times more likely to be abused than the general population and women with I/DD are 12 times more likely to be abused. Many of these individuals don’t receive sexuality education that is cognitively accessible to them and for many other reasons this puts them at risk. In order to change that statistics, there are many areas where educators can make a difference including understanding how to work with this population and effective ways to teach consent education to people with I/DD.
Presentation Objectives: 1) Examine why people with I/DD are at risk of sexual violence, 2) Review tips for working with people with I/DD, 3) Explore strategies for teaching consent to this population