How to Talk About Sex & Sexuality

March 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Legacy Emanuel Hospital -- Conference Rm 1075 & 1077
2801 N Gantenbein Ave
Portland, OR 97227
$25/co-op member, $50/non-member. (Check payable to 'Riverside Training Centers.')
Cindy Matzen
503-397-1922 x201

Assigned Host:

Riverside Training Centers, Inc.


Shanya Luther, MDiv


How can you talk about someone’s personal sexual life with them? How can you support someone who may be embarrassed to share details about their sexual experiences, desires or needs? This class will give you practical skills for dialoguing about sexuality with an individual who experiences I/DD. Examples are:

  • How to approach the subject in a non-threatening manner
  • How to ask open-ended questions
  • How to think globally about sexuality
  • How to brainstorm win-win solutions

We will focus on how to support healthy sexual development, healthy relationships, varying sexual expressions, and addressing the desire for intimacy and ‘skin hunger’.


I-5 North: Take the N Alberta St exit (#303). Left on N Alberta St to N Vancouver Ave. Right on Vancouver Ave. Park in Parking Structure #1.

I-5 South: Follow I-5 to MODA Center/Broadway-Weilder exit Exit (#302A). Straight to NE Broadway. Left on NE Broadway to N Williams. Right on N Williams. Park in Parking Structure #1.

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