It’s important to talk with your child about sexuality to keep them safe.

Adolescents, young adults, and adults with cognitive and other developmental disabilities may have never received adequate sexuality education which makes them an easy target of exploitation and sexual abuse. Statistics show that people with disabilities experience all forms of abuse at much higher rates than people without disabilities. This video will provide you with tips on how to support and keep your loved one safe. About the Speaker: Shanya Luther holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human & Environmental Sciences with a focus on women’s studies and human development. Her coursework included topics such as interpersonal relations, social issues, family communication, parenting, and child & adolescent development.

This video is funded by a DDS Disparity Program.

About the presenter:
Shanya Luther is a social-sexual ecologist and the founder/director of Among Friends, LLC. She is a speaker and trainer specializing in healthy relationships, sexual development, and gender identity. Her work is heavily influenced by recent discoveries in neurobiology, developments in attachment theory, social-emotional learning, and the critical field of trauma-informed care.


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