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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2718

Fax: (307) 766-2763

Email: hginn@uwyo.edu

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Friendships and Dating

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is partnering with the Wyoming Department of Health and the Wyoming Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities to implement a sexual and reproductive health training targeted at individuals with disabilities. The Sexual and Reproductive Health project is implementing the Friendships & Dating curriculum. Friendships & Dating is a preventative program that teaches individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities how to develop and maintain healthy relationships.

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. It is a ten-week course, with participants meeting for class twice a week. The first class each week is held in a classroom setting and the second class will be held at different locations in the community to help reinforce skills participants learn in the classroom.

Friendships and dating topics

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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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2718

Fax: (307) 766-2763

Email: hginn@uwyo.edu

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1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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