An evaluation of a socio-sexuality education program for individuals with a developmental handicap
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
This thesis is an evaluation of eight week socio-sexuality education group for seven individuals with a developmental handicap who live in a twenty-four hour supervised group home. Pre and post-test data collection measured the socio-sexual knowledge of the participants. Attitudes of their primary counsellors toward the sexuality of individuals with developmental handicaps were also measured pre and post-test. A qualitative analysis of the facilitators’ process notes and a post participation focus group with the counsellors provided an understanding of why changes in knowledge and attitude had, or had not, occurred There was a significant increase in the client groups overall socio-sexual knowledge at post-test with minimal group change on the attitude indicators. Qualitative findings demonstrated that this approach was successful in enhancing the learning and retention of socio-sexual didactic material and facilitating a change in attitude of the individual members of both groups.
Morrow, David Nelson, "An evaluation of a socio-sexuality education program for individuals with a developmental handicap" (1997). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 155.
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