In 2020-2021, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at OHSU is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to provide training and support to Oregon high school transition programs to teach skills that will promote sexual health and healthy relationships. Participating transition programs will receive training to facilitate Friendships & Dating, a sexual health and relationships curriculum developed by the University of Alaska UCEDD.
The Friendships & Dating Program is an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to teach individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the skills needed to develop meaningful relationships and prevent interpersonal violence.
The project will include training, curriculum, and financial support for programs to implement Friendships & Dating within transition programs. The project period is December 2019 through September 2021.