This group-based education program is based on the SoSafe! framework which is an excellent tool for people living with an intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. It develops the skills needed to build and maintain healthy relationships.
Family, Friends and Relationships is a program specifically tailored to meet the needs of people living with an intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. These individuals often experience greater complexity in negotiating relationships and encounter increased social and sexual vulnerability. They have the right and need to safely access social opportunities and meaningful relationships.
Family, Friends and Relationships is designed to help them develop their skills in forming and maintaining healthy, respectful relationships.
The program focuses on:
- Understanding the steps to making friends and forming healthy, respectful relationships
- Understanding consent
- Appropriate behaviours for private and public places
- Identifying private and public body parts
- Developing and promoting cyber-safety
- Abuse prevention and tools for reporting abuse
This course consists of 7 two hour group sessions plus 3 individual sessions.