Sex Education and Healthy Relationships
A private, non-for-profit organization, Arizona Family Health Partnership (AZFHP) is dedicated to making reproductive healthcare and education available and accessible to all women, men, and teens in Arizona, regardless of access to health insurance or money to cover costs. In 2019, AZFHP partnered with SOAZ to make the Sex Education and Healthy Relationships initiative a reality.
The mission of Bloom365 is to prevent teen dating abuse before it starts through education, advocacy and intervention. Bloom 365 has a goal of training and activating Peer Advocates and Trusted Adult Allies across the United States to uproot abuse in a generation. Donna Bartos, founder and CEO of Bloom 365, brings her expertise and knowledge to the Sex Education and Healthy Relationships initiative as a consultant.
Mad Hatter Wellness is built on the vision of a world that provides and promotes equitable health and wellness education for all people. Mad Hatter Wellness creates comprehensive sexual health education programming that educates, trains, and empowers people with intellectual disabilities and their support systems. Katie Thune, founder of Mad Hatter Wellness, brings her expertise and knowledge to the Sex Education and Healthy Relationships initiative as a consultant.
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council(ADDPC) Resources:
This guide was created by people with disabilities for people with disabilities with special focus on the intellectual and developmental disability community, families, and advocates.
The following resources have been developed by the Arizona Sexual Violence Prevention and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Collaborative of the ADDPC:
The collaborative identified a list of 12 criteria that should be included in provider trainings focused on preventing, reporting, and offering support to victims of sexual abuse. This directory includes free trainings that include many of these desired criteria and will be updated as more trainings are discovered and vetted.
This resource includes the contact information for counselors and counseling agencies across Arizona that have experience with utilizing a trauma-informed approach to providing services to clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have experienced sexual assault.
Additional resources coming soon!