Relationship Building & Sexual Awareness for Kids with Autism: S.T.A.R.S 2

Relationship Building & Sexual Awareness for Kids with Autism: S.T.A.R.S 2

by Susan Kidd Webster, Susan Heighway


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Educate school age children and build their self-esteem so they can make informed choices!
STARS 2 is an adapted version of the original STARS guidebook that is focused on school-aged children. The STARS 2 model concentrates on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Skills Training, Sexual Awareness, and Assertiveness with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse. Assessment tools help identify the strengths and needs of each individual, and then the activities can be catered to address specific needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986067327
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 04/13/2016
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

Susan M. Heighway, MSW, PNP-BC, APNP, completed her education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Madison.

Susan Kidd Webster, MSSW, ISW, is a Senior Lecturer and Field Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction
How to Use This Book
Why Sexuality Education?
Misbeliefs and Facts about Sexuality and Youth with Developmental Disabilities

Section 2: STARS 2 Model
Content Areas and Goals
Assessing the Needs of the Child, or “Figuring Out What to Teach”
Guidelines for Parents and Support Providers
Guidelines for Training

Section 3: Understanding Relationships

Section 4: Social Interaction

Section 5: Sexual Awareness

Section 6: Assertiveness

Section 7: Appendix

Sample Letters to Parent or Guardian

1a. Sample Letter to Parent or Guardian Describing Sexuality Education Program
1b. Sample Letter to Parent or Guardian about Relationships



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