Relationships and Sexuality Training Communitas

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Contact Information

Contact: Paula Thompson, LICSW or Nicole Murphy, LCSW, Trainers
Email Address:
Phone: 781-587-2316
Alternate Phone: 781-587-2318
Fax: 781-587-2317

26 Princess Street Wakefield, MA 01880
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Relationships and Sexuality Training


Groups are formed during each session. These groups allow individuals to get facts and ask questions. Discussions include different kinds of relationships, sexuality, and self-advocacy.

Location: Wakefield, MA


Groups are based on the individual needs of participants.  Some of the themes covered in groups and trainings are :  Relationships, Identification and Expression of Feelings, Enhancing Self Esteem and Social Skills, Personal Boundaries and Body Rights, Body Parts and Changes, Sexual Development and Education, Touching:  Inappropriate and Appropriate, and personal safety skills around relationships.  Each week the group will be based on a curriculum.  Group participation is an integral part of the group.  This participation occurs through a variety of modalities including conversation, peer support, problem solving, games, visuals and much more.

Length of program:

  • Weekly groups run for ten weeks and each group session is an hour long.
  • We also provide a condensed five hour class.
  • Both programs must have at least five people to run

Target audience: People with developmental disabilities who want to learn more about relationships and sexuality issues.  Ages may range from middle school to adulthood.

Maximum number in class: For weekly groups 8. For the condensed five hour group 12.

Trainer: Paula Thompson, LICSW has over ten years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the past ten years Paula’s experience includes;  Assistant Director of  Family Support Center, running DESE/DDS programs  and completing the DDS Sexuality Education Train the Trainer at the Hogan Regional Center in May 2010.

Nicole Murphy, LCSW has five years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the past five years Nicole’s experience includes; being the Clinical Coordinator for  Family Support Center, being a direct support staff, providing an array of supports for families whose children have developmental disabilities, and providing services to parents with intellectual disabilities.

Since 2010 both Paula and Nicole have been providing parent trainings, staff trainings and facilitating groups for individuals with developmental disabilities on sexuality and relationships. Groups have been provided at Life Links, Malden Public Schools, Massachusetts Downs Syndrome Congress , Melrose Public Schools, Pawtucket High School, and Riverside.

We are willing to travel to your destination that is within 20 minutes of our location to have the group at your location.  For five hour long seminars we are able to to travel an hour form our location to provide this training.

Accessibility: We can come to you or EMARC is accessible and located near a commuter rail station.

Cost: $400 per person for a ten week group; $150 per person for the five hour semina

We additionally provide parent/caregiver and staff trainings.  Parent Trainings features conversations about how to have conversations about relationships and sexuality.  The training provides time for parents to ask questions and a variety of resources to leave with.   Staff trainings provide suggestions on how to react to various situations and ways to explain the more challenging aspects of relationships and sexuality.  These training are available at our location, we are also willing to travel. 


Alternate email:

Communitas 19 – 22, 23 – 59 Wakefield Paula Thompson, LICSW or Nicole Murphy, LCSW 781-587-2317 781-587-2316 781-587-2318 12638 Relationships and Sexuality Training Self-Advocacy Training 2) Greater Boston Self-Advocacy - Health and Safety 26 Princess Street Trainers 01880 Personal Funds All Disabilities, Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disabilities Local Area Trainers BURLINGTON EVERETT LEXINGTON MALDEN MEDFORD MELROSE NORTH READING READING STONEHAM WAKEFIELD WINCHESTER WOBURN, BEVERLY, DANVERS

Service Types

  • Self-Advocacy - Health and Safety

Program Type

  • Self-Advocacy Training

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds