ME, my body, my friends, my life

How to teach children & young people with Down syndrome about their bodies, keeping safe, privacy, social boundaries and self help skills. Two day course with the Down Syndrome Training & Support Service, Bingley in November

ME, my body, my friends, my life: How to teach children & young people with Down syndrome about their bodies, keeping safe, privacy, social boundaries and self help skills.

This course is over 2 full days Friday 15th & 22nd November 2019, 9.30am to 4pm

The course will cover:

· How important such training is for young people with learning disabilities. Names for body parts. Privacy.

· Puberty for girls, puberty for boys,

· Feelings, personal hygiene, self help skills.

· Touching, hugging, affection, friendships.

· Safety in the community. Assertiveness. Abuse prevention strategies. How do we become our own protector?

The signs for this topic are also covered and available in a book —SRE and Down syndrome cost £6.00.

A Memory stick of

 resources & activities is available to buy at a cost of £10.00.

COST: Subsidised fees £60 per professional (£30 for a   second professional from the same organisation)/ FREE for parents. This includes a folder of handouts .

Refreshments provided but please bring own lunch. If cost is prohibitive you are welcome to attend but please consider organising a fundraising event for us, thank you

· Very good for all  people working with young people with learning difficulties

· I’m now much more confident to tackle the subject.

· Enjoyed meeting other people and being able to talk openly about issues and facts of life

· It’s given me the confidence to talk about the changes my child will go through and most of all helped me to prepare and be aware of what is to come.

· Understand now the importance of starting this work in primary schools and practical ways of doing this.

 

 


Opportunity

Published: 04/11/2019
Audience: staff working with children and young people with Down syndrome
Contact: Wendy Uttley

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