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WELCOME TO ACSSW

The mission of ACSSW is to promote sexuality as a central aspect of being human that includes the intersection of interpersonal and intrapersonal influences on sexual expression and identities inclusive of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender and gender expression, physical and mental health and abilities, and socioeconomic status.

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Statement Regarding Recent Mass Shooting Targeting the LGBTQIA+ Population

In response to the recent mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, ACSSW would like to offer condolences and support to the LGBTQ+ community and all families that have been touched by these recent acts of violence that continue to affect all individuals which have resulted in trauma, sadness, and confusion. 

 

ACSSW remains committed and dedicated to support the LGBTQ+ community and all individuals who have experienced any level of violence. ACSSW stands strong with the mission of recognizing sexuality as a universal human experience.

 

ACSSW continues to offer resources, ways to be an advocate, and support all communities and populations. The continued mass shootings have caused many individuals to feel unsure or unaware of how to be supported or help those that may have been touched by tragedy. ACSSW is present and would like to promote sexuality as a central aspect as we move into 2023 and stand together with solidarity in mind.

 

Resources and Support:

https://www.aclu.org/action/

https://www.hrc.org/resources

https://onepulsefoundation.org/

https://www.everytown.org/

https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/


Statement Written by the ACSSW Social Justice & Advocacy Committee

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WHAT IS SEXUALITY COUNSELING?

Sexuality counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to:

  • Increase comfort and awareness of sexuality and sexual experiences

  • Validate sexuality as a core aspect of the human experience that is actively included throughout the counseling process based on the needs of clients

  • Provide empirically-based education, guidance, and resources regarding sexual health concerns

  • Support clients as they navigate various influences on their sexuality in their goal toward overall wellness

  • Empower clients to express their sexuality with respect to their individual and other's sexual rights

  • Promote sexual wellness

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WHAT IS SEXUAL WELLNESS?

The unique, subjective experience of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality is essential to overall wellness. While sexual wellness can include the absence of disease, dysfunction, or infirmity, the holistic and subjective nature of sexual wellness extends beyond one's physical health status to include a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sensual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violation. Sexual wellness encompasses diversity in both expression and influences, respecting, protecting, and fulfilling the sexual rights of all persons.

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