Addressing Sexualized Behaviors in Teens With Intellectual Disabilities

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Lafayette, CO


A Workshop for Professionals Who Work with Teens with Intellectual Disabilities


Author, researcher and therapist Gerry D. Blasingame, Psy.D, LMFT, and Dr. Virginia Cruz, Director of the MSW Program, Social Work Department at Metro State University of Denver, will discuss inappropriate sexualized behaviors in adolescents with intellectual disabilities.


This presentation presents varied perspectives on sexualized behaviors in these adolescents and offers several positive intervention strategies.


The discussion will address the need to acquire socio-sexual skills, parental perspectives on sexual development and sex education of their adolescents, and the different labels and meanings associated with sexual misconduct by youth with intellectual disabilities.


A panel discussion will follow to discuss the dangers of over responding or under responding to sexualized behaviors in teens with ID and to brainstorm strategies and resources to assist these adolescents so that they have the best chance for a successful outcome.


Register early! The workshop is free but seating is limited.


Dr. Blasingame is the author of several books, including:


Developmentally Disabled Persons With Sexual Behavior Problems: Treatment, Management Supervision

Practical Treatment Strategies for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

An Introduction to Spectrum Disorders, Sexual Behaviors, & Therapeutic Intervention


He is working on a new book on teens with intellectual disabilities who have sexual behavior issues and will share some of his insights and research on the subject.


Dr. Cruz has devoted a major portion of her professional and academic career preparing students for a career in social work and providing educational programs for professionals who work with people with intellectual disabilities. She is a strong advocate of proper system supports for this population.

Imagine!’s John M. Taylor Conference Center

1665 Coal Creek Dr.

Lafayette, CO 80028

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM


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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm