Addressing Sex Education in Caregiving Training: Meeting the needs of all stakeholders #recorded


  • Instructor: Makenzie Danis, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
  • Duration: 105 minutes of instruction – self-paced
  • 2 Ethics Learning Type BACB® CEUs provided upon course completion – full course description below
  • Level: CBS Level 1


**This course will provide the participant with 2 Ethics Learning Type BACB® CEUs**

Description of Learning Type CE Event: This training outlines how to ethically incorporate sex education into caregiver training, while addressing ( and affirming ) cultural factors, family dynamics, and the role of shame. The training provides an overview of what exactly caregiver training is and how to deliver effective training within your scope of practice. Additionally, attendees will learn how to implement ethical caregiver training in your own practice while strategically addressing sexual behaviors and providing sex education based on appropriate developmental milestones.

About the instructor: Makenzie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing child-centered and innovative ABA services. Makenzie holds degrees in psychology, and child development, along with graduate degrees in both special education and ABA. She has worked in the public school system for over 8 years ensuring students have effective behavior support plans and the skills to be successful in whatever life path brings joy and fulfillment.  Additionally, Makenzie Danis is a Certified Sexuality Educator through the Sexual Health Alliance. She believes firmly that all individuals, including those with disabilities, have a right to comprehensive sex education.  Makenzie is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in both small groups and individual therapy. She is the proud owner of Danis Behavioral Solutions, which provides affirming behavioral support to individuals and families, along with progressive supervision services to future BCBAs..

Target Audience: This event is designed for anyone who wants to improve their caregiver trainer practices, address concepts related to sex education within the lens of caregiver training, and/or expand their understanding of cultural competency, family dynamics, and the role of shame. This training would be applicable to seasoned behavior analysts who want to expand their caregiver training practices or a newly minted BCBA who wants to know more about how to deliver caregiver training.

Disclaimer: Always remember that taking a CEU, even a multi-hour CEU is NOT enough to demonstrate competency in the content related to the CEU. It is YOUR responsibility to seek out supervision/consultation with the presenter and/or a subject matter expert (SME). The CBS/CBS-C certification is a SUB-field certification designed for the sub-field of SBA it does NOT lead to licensure of its own. Thus to practice with this certification, you’d have to be a BCBA® or BCaBA® via the BACB® and/or certified in your particular state as a Licensed Behavior Analyst.