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Multnomah County asking supporters of young people with I/DD to take survey


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MULTCO wants supporters of young people with I/DD to participate in survey

Multnomah County’s Adolescent Sexual Health Equity Program (ASHEP) would like to hear from those who support young people who experience intellectual/developmental disabilities (family members, guardians, caregivers, case coordinators, teachers, healthcare providers, etc.) They are offering a survey for parents/guardians and support service providers until Monday, May 15.

The County is asking parents, guardians and support providers to share their knowledge to help in understanding more about the sexual health needs of young people who experience intellectual/developmental disabilities.

To participate, people may be eligible if:

  • They are 18 years old or older,
  • Support a young person who experiences an intellectual/developmental disability,
  • Live in or near Portland, Oregon.

Anyone interested in completing the 20 to 30 minute online survey, may select and clink one of the following links: Survey for Parents/Guardians or Survey for Support Service Providers. Any questions about the study may be asked by contacting April Kayser by email or phone at 971-801-5121.

The Adolescent Sexual Health Equity Program (ASHEP) aims to create a culture that affirms the sexual and reproductive health and justice of youth. ASHEP provides direct evidence-based comprehensive sexual health and relationship education to youth and parents/caregivers, as well as training and capacity building for middle schools, high schools, and community partner agencies. Goals include reducing unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, teen dating violence; eliminating sexual health disparities; promoting youth development. In FY18, ASHEP will reach over 10,000 youth. Further information is available on the ASHEP website.