Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.
The Arc has compiled a series of brief, two-page fact sheets for family members, advocates, professionals, media, researchers, policymakers and others that provide an overview of a specific topic related to intellectual disability. A wide variety of topics are covered, from the causes of intellectual disability to various types of syndromes to criminal justice/victimization issues.
The Safer Society Foundation maintains a national database of professionals who provide specialized treatment services for persons with sexual behavior problems. This web site seeks to provide information and resources related to many aspects of sexual abuse and its societal impacts. Safer Society Press distributes books on prevention, treatment, and policy for survivors, persons in treatment, families, and professionals. Safer Society Foundation also provides a tool for finding providers - there are currently very few residential treatment programs in New York State providing treatment for this cohort of youth.
Your Rights, Your Life is a resource for youth in foster care, ages 12 and older, including youth in group care facilities. The information in this manual is specifically written for youth ages 12 and older. Certain laws or policies may have different age applications and are specified within the manual as needed.