Workshop: Managing Sexual Misconduct in Young People with Special NeedsBy Douglas P. Boer, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Canberra
President of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders
For arts facilitators and teachers of students with special needs
Have you encountered a situation of sexual misconduct that left you unsure of what to do in the classroom?
Have you encountered sexually explicit or aggressive art articulations from young children with special needs? What, as artists, can we do?
Children of all ages, with or without special needs, engage normally in sexual play, usually with other children and often with very little harm or intrusiveness. However, some children with special needs may be sexually aggressive with others or sexually inappropriate in other ways (e.g., touching others or revealing themselves in public). This interactive workshop will look at how to do a functional analysis of such behaviour and also look at some aspects of the child’s behaviour and the environment around the child that may contribute to the origin and maintenance of such behaviour with a view to decreasing and managing such behaviour.
Date: 12th Sept 2013, Thursday
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, Blk B, #05-02, CCD Studio
Fee: $20 (Pay at the door)
Limited to 20 participants
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register with your name and email