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Friendships & Dating

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is partnering with the Wyoming Department of Health and the Wyoming Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities to offer a sexual and reproductive health training course to individuals with disabilities. The Sexual and Reproductive Health project uses the Friendships & Dating curriculum, which is a preventative program that teaches individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities how to develop and maintain healthy relationships. The Friendships & Dating Program was developed by the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development, and WIND has been in partnership with the Center since 2015.

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Friendships & Dating has been shown to reduce instances of interpersonal violence and increase participant’s social network size. Friendships & Dating is designed to decrease rates of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Friendships & Dating is now virtual (online)! Classes are held twice a week for 10-weeks. Each session is approximately 1.5 hours. All sessions happen online through Zoom and other apps.

The Friendships & Dating program supports learning in the following areas:

  • Introduction to Friendships & Dating

  • Feelings and emotions

  • Communication and meeting others

  • Types of relationships

  • Personal boundaries

  • Planning activities and dates

  • Safe dating skills

  • Personal safety

  • Sexual health

  • Staying healthy


Partnerships

This project is a partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health and the Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

 

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Contact Us

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2718

Email: srh@uwyo.edu

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1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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