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*Our invited presenter lives in Puerto Rico and due to the impact of the severe tropical storm we are postponing today’s webinar Women with Functional Diversity: A Trauma-Focused Approach.

We have been in contact with them and they are safe! 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.*

Through this webinar, the presenter will share with the audience her professional experience as a psychologist, educator, and therapist in providing services to the population of women with functional diversity. As well as the experience shared with the Coalition in Puerto Rico that deals with issues of domestic violence, gender violence and sexual assault. The presentation will be evidenced based and considering the presenters experience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Present the impact of violence on victims and survivors with functional diversity in Puerto Rico; as well as its repercussions at an emotional, physical, behavioral, and sexual level.
  2. Bring participants' attention to the importance of understanding simple or complex trauma when offering services to victims / survivors of violence.
  3. Present alternatives service strategies from a Trauma-Centered Approach.

Dr. Karen Vázquez Chéverez is a Psychologist, Certified Educator and Sex Therapist and a Certificate in Developmental Deficiencies.

Dr. Vázquez Chéverez has a private practice in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she offers psychological and sexual therapy services to couples and individuals. For thirteen consecutive years she has served as a Psychologist of the Ana G. Méndez University System, Cupey and Bayamón Campus. Creator of various workshops and conferences aimed at the sexual empowerment of women, for couples that promote sexual intimacy and healthy and violence-free couple relationships, of socio-sexual education for people with functional diversity, on the gender perspective and sexual diversity, prevention and responsible sexuality for adolescents, and child sexuality.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Vázquez Chéverez has worked as a collaborator of Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer, Puerto Rica Dual Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She collaborates with several local magazines and newspapers and for twelve years has led the segment: "El Momento Prohibido", through the radio station La X, from where she promotes the sexual health of women and men, and healthy couple relationships.

Dr. Vázquez Chéverez is the author of the book: The Broken Dress and co-author of: The awakening of desire.

*This webinar will be presented in Spanish, please indicate if you will need English translation on the registration form*