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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Fax: (307) 766-2718

Email: tmisra@uwyo.edu

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Friendships & Dating

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Are you interested in taking the Friendships & Dating class or supporting someone to take the class?

Participants must complete an application. The application (en español) can be completed:

-By mailing, faxing, or emailing the application to Tara Misra (contact info below)

-Over the phone by calling Tara Misra


Sign-up for the Winter/Spring 2019 Friendships and Dating class in Laramie!

Who can participate

  • Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
  • Individuals who live in Albany County

Where to participate

  • Start date: February 5, 2019
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5:30pm
  • Laramie Fire Dept Station 2 Meeting Room, 1558 N. 23rd St

Friendships & Dating covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Friendships & Dating
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Communication and meeting others
  • Personal boundaries
  • Planning activities and dates 
  • Safe dating skills 
  • Personal safety 
  • Sexual health 
  • Staying healthy 

How to apply

Complete the application and return to via:

  • Email to tmisra@uwyo.edu or
  • Fax to (307) 766-2763 or
  • Applications can also be completed by mailing them to:

 

Attn: Tara Misra
Sexual and Reproductive Health Program
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Dept. 4298, 1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071-3226


Would you like to facilitate the Friendships & Dating curriculum in your community?

The Friendships and Dating Program (FDP) teaches adolescents and adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities how to make and keep healthy relationships and prevent violence in their relationships. Friendships and Dating is a 10-week program made up of 20 sessions. Sessions are held twice a week and last approximately 1.5 hours each. The first class each week is held in a classroom setting and the second class is held at different locations in the community to help reinforce the skills taught in the classroom. Classes are made up of about 6-10 participants.

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), in collaboration with the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development, trains staff and providers working in communities across Wyoming to implement the Friendships & Dating Program (FDP). The training is available at no cost.

Facilitators will:

  • Attend an in-person or online 2-day training to learn how to deliver the program content

  • Assist with recruiting a group of 6-10 coed participants to deliver the program within one year of the training date

  • Deliver the program within one year of training date

  • Help class participants complete assessments before and after delivering the curriculum

Facilitators will receive:

  • The FDP Manual and Training Guide

  • All session materials such as handouts, DVDs, posters, and games to implement the program

  • Coverage of financial expenses for participants to attend community activities

  • Access to the FDP website with support materials such as videos, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

  • Travel funds available for trainees to attend the training

  • A stipend for each round of classes they facilitate

 


Are you a self-advocate who wants to support your peers to learn about sexual and relationship health? Become a co-facilitator in the Friendships & Dating curriculum!

  • Call or email Tara Misra with the information below to let us know you are interested

Tara Misra, Project Coordinator
Email: tmisra@uwyo.edu
Phone: (307) 766-2718
Fax: (307) 766-2763
Mail: Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Department 4298, 1000 E. University Avenue.
Laramie, WY 82071

Contact Us

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Fax: (307) 766-2718

Email: tmisra@uwyo.edu

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1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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