The Temple Collaborative announces the availability of a toolkit to assist direct service personnel in talking about intimacy andsexuality in a helpful and productive fashion, a topic that has been an uncomfortable one for both staff and consumers despite its importance to healthy functioning in community settings.
Forming intimate relationships and expressing sexuality can be challenging for anyone, includingpeople with mental health conditions. This toolkit contains information related to preparing direct service personnel for discussions on topics of intimacy and sexuality with persons with mental health conditions. Informed by the Motivational Interviewing technique, this toolkit includes experiential exercises with instructions, evaluation forms, hyperlinks to resources, and references to be used by trainers.
The document can be used by individual direct service staff, or can serve as a guide for inservice training in this important emerging arena.
You can access this toolkit by using this link.
In addition, check out this link for an inforgraphic on information provided in the toolkit.