HBSSW Webinars


Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with a Developmental Disability

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


WEBINAR! 

Presenter:  Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC

Tania Morawiec, Illinois Department of Human Services’ Statewide Employment First Manager

As a member of the clinical staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disability Family Clinics, Susan provides individual and group therapy for clients with a broad range of mental health and behavioral concerns, with a special focus on trauma and sexual abuse of individuals with disabilities. Susan’s clients include children, adolescents and adults. As a member of the Coalition Against Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities, she provides consultation and training on trauma-focused intervention for children with disabilities to both trauma and disability agencies.

Presentation Overview:

Everyone desires to love and be loved. The myths and misconceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) often lead to rules and restrictions that make healthy relationships difficult to obtain. This webinar will explore the facts and myths around relationships and sexuality for people with IDD. We will discuss the importance of laying the foundation for healthy relations early on through social skills and sexuality education, and the need to continue that education across the lifespan. We will also discuss the issues around providing access to and opportunities for healthy relationships, and the potential consequences of not doing so. Resources and strategies for teaching healthy sexuality will be presented. In addition, we will discuss the role of healthy sexuality education as a primary prevention tool for sexual abuse and other strategies to promote sexual abuse prevention.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the myths and misperceptions about individuals with IDD and their impact on access to education on healthy relationships and sexuality.
  2. Identify tools and strategies for teaching individuals with IDD about healthy relationships and sexuality.
  3. Understand the role of healthy relationship and sexuality education as a primary sexual abuse prevention strategy.

2 QIDP CEs/2 Social Work CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this webinar

This is free for HBSS Workgroup Members

Non-Member Fee – $40

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The Illinois ABLE Program

Thursday, June 1st, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


WEBINAR! 

Presenter: Fernando Diaz

Fernando is the Director of College Savings Programs for Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs. He has a bachelors in Political Science and master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from Chicago State University. He also earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is ABLE?
  2. How does IL ABLE work?
  3. How do people sign up for IL ABLE?

Presentation Summary:

The Illinois ABLE program is a tax-advantaged investment program that provides persons with blindness or disabilities the option to save for disability-related expenses without putting their federal means tested benefits at risk. Illinois ABLE is a member of the National ABLE Alliance, a partnership of 15 governmental entities representing over one quarter of the population of the United States. The goal of the National ABLE Alliance is to provide the most robust ABLE services possible at the lowest cost to account owners. Illinois ABLE is similar to 529 College Savings programs, in that families would be allowed to set aside money for future qualified expenses, invest these funds in professionally designed savings accounts, and avoid some tax penalties on the fund. This presentation will help attendees learn about how the program works, how to open an account and how to access additional information and resources for individuals they are working with and interested in opening an ABLE account.

1 QIDP CEs/1 Social Work CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this webinar

This is free for HBSS Workgroup Members

Non-Member Fee – $20

HBSSW MEMBERS NON HBSSW MEMBERS
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Click here to pay for Social Work CEU’s