Digital Desire: Sexuality, Relationships, & Technology

April 27, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Digital Desire: Sexuality, Relationships, & Technology @ online

The world of cybersex, online hook-ups and internet relationships is a maze of risks, rewards and dangers. People are using all kinds of tools to seek love, friendship, and sexual interactions – from nude photos and dating websites to pornography, chat rooms, and webcams. This training is designed to help you learn how to support someone else as they navigate the challenges, weigh the pros and cons of engagement, and learn to understand the potential consequences… all while understanding the powerful drive for human connection.

Learning Objectives:
• Discussing the world of online friendships, dating and digital sexual expression
• Understanding the tools of electronic relationships
• Outlining the fears, hopes, goals, and dangers of end-users
• Building skills, standards and safety nets
• Having a team-based approach to supporting the use of technology

Primary Audience:
This training is designed for anyone supporting someone else (such as parents, medical and mental health professionals, care team members, etc.) who needs to support them to learn how to use technology regarding friendships, relationships and sexuality. It is especially helpful when the person you are supporting is in a long-term care setting and/or experiences I/DD or neurodiversity.