Healthy Relationships: How to Support People with I/DD to Have Safe, Healthy, and Fulfilling Relationships

Healthy Relationships: How to Support People with I/DD to Have Safe, Healthy, and Fulfilling Relationships

Audience: Self-advocates, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), disability service providers, healthcare professionals, SANEs, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, mental health professionals, and other professionals who work with victims of sexual assault. 

Sponsored by:


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Date and Time:

Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Course Description:

During this virtual training, participants will gain a better understanding that people with I/DD have the right to be in loving, safe and fulfilling relationships, just like anyone else. This includes social circles, sexuality, intimacy, sexual relationships, and their own gender identity. Participants will learn about the KS BELIEVE Healthy Relationships Guide, a helpful resource that can be used to assist in understanding healthy relationships and provide support when having conversations about healthy and unhealthy relationships.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the dynamics and prevalence (statistics) of sexual violence against people with I/DD.
  • Gain knowledge about the rights of people with disabilities to engage in relationships of all types.
  • Describe how both healthy and unhealthy relationships can impact people with I/DD.


Jami Clark
Disabilities Project Coordinator, KCSDV

Kelly Smith
Plain Language Expert and Self-Advocate Trainer

Colin Olenick
Legislative Liaison and Self-Advocate Trainer

Lisa Barcus
Self-Advocate Trainer

Robyn Herzog
Self-Advocate Trainer

Stephanie Sanford
SACK Advocacy Coordinator
Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (


Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

How To Register:
You must first create an account and login, then select the number of users you want to register and click “Register Now”.

We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select you needs on the online registration form. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the training.

If you need assistance registering, contact


Jami Clark, Disabilities Project Coordinator

Virtual Training Technical Requirements

WebcamWhile we are unable to meet in-person, the use of a webcam is required for the most effective interactive experience.

  • Zoom Platform: We recommend that you have the most current version of the Zoom client on your computer. If you already have Zoom loaded, please be sure you have updated to the newest version. If you do not have Zoom on your device, you can download the “Zoom Client for Meetings” from this page (for your computer or mobile device).
  • Chrome: The Connect site works best with the Google Chrome browser. You can use another web browser, but some features may not work as well. You can download the Chrome Browser from this page.

Total Training Hours: 2.0 hours.

This grant project is supported by the Grant No. 2018-FW-AZ-K007 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  •  January 18, 2023
     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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