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Family Planning NSW

FPNSW CorpFamily Planning NSW is a leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services. Experts on contraception, pregnancy options, Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs), sexuality and sexual function, menstruation, menopause, common gynaecological and vaginal problems, cervical screening, breast awareness and men’s sexual health. The Family Planning NSW website  has information on a range of issues in our Factsheets pages.

Family Planning NSW recognises the important role that teachers play in helping their students learn about reproductive and sexual health and has developed a range of programs and resources that support teachers .

Teachers, find more here. read more…

Young People and Mediated Sexual Communication Symposium – 29 November

In Australia and overseas, concern about ‘sexting’ among young people has been widespread, and discussions have tended to focus on the ‘risks’ and issues new technologies are seen to produce. This symposium presents the findings from six studies by researchers in Australia and England working across the fields of law, criminology, media, gender, and education. These researchers have adopted a variety of methods to try to better understand and unpack the issues around ‘sexting’. The symposium is intended to provide space for questions and discussion between researchers and stakeholders in this area, and thus to help inform wider public debates and responses to the issues around young people and ‘sexting’ in Australia.

 

Details

When – 9am-3pm, Friday, 29 November, 2013

Where – HB36 Lecture Theatre, Monash University, Caufield Campus

RSVP – by Oct 1st 2013, click here to register

GET A GRIP teenz

Youth Wellbeing Project offers online professional development for middle school staff seeking comprehensive training to address whole-person centred sexuality and relationships education. GET A GRIP teenz is an educational program on self-awareness, smart choices and sexuality, providing engaging resources, parent handbook and interactive student worksheets.

The complete 10 week GET A GRIP teenz program is developed for the classroom or small groups, targeting the 14 – 15 year age group. It may be used in Public and Private High Schools; community education arenas for ‘at risk’ youth; and other community groups.  This program aligns with the learning sequence and general capabilities of the  National Curriculum requirements for the Years 9–10 Health and Physical Education, and provides tools for student assessment.

To find out more about GET A GRIP teenz and Youth Wellbeing Project, please go to http://youthwellbeingproject.com.au/

Youth Wellbeing Project invites you to utilise their new reference tool: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Facts, Prevention, Outcomes.  This clear, informative guide provides an excellent snapshot for current data on STIs, transmission, symptoms, prevention, treatment methods & consequences of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) of health concern in Australia.  It also includes a list of Useful Websites and documents, for easy access to places such as the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System; National Management Guidelines For Sexually Transmissible Infections; and comprehensive lists of Sexual Health Clinics.

 

 

 

Growing & Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR)

Growing & Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) is a well established interactive teacher support website launched by the WA Departments of Health and Education in 2010.  It is supported by the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia and provides a range of age-appropriate learning activities and advice to assist teachers plan and deliver quality sexual health education programs including:

  • K-10 learning activities menu
  • Online teacher support question box
  • Background information and teaching notes
  • Resources including illustrations, fact sheets, links
  • Multimedia: virtual tour, video clips, and news feed.

www.gdhr.wa.gov.au. read more…

The first National Survey of Secondary Teachers of Sexuality Education

1st Nat Survey of Teachers

Secondary school teachers need more training in sexuality education

Teachers are a vital resource in Australia’s response to preventing STIs, unintended pregnancy, and coercive sexual activity among young people. Properly designed sexuality education, delivered by well-trained and supported teachers, can reduce the risks and underlying vulnerabilities young people face (UNESCO 2009, International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education). read more…

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria – Launched

sscvSafe Schools Coalition Victoria (SSCV) is an Australian first. Formed as a partnership between Rainbow Network Victoria and the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), SSCV will bring together a coalition of schools and individuals dedicated to creating safer educational environments. SSCV will offer a range of practical support, resources and training to schools in Victoria to ensure they are places where same sex attracted and gender questioning young people are supported, where every family can belong, where every teacher can teach and every student can learn. The project is also the first of its kind to be funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Check out the website for more details, www.safeschoolscoalitionvictoria.org.au

Read about the launch at The Age:  Coming out: gay friendly schools form rainbow alliance

‘Coming Out’ footy posters

footy-postersNew ‘Coming Out’ footy posters

“Which team do you barrack for?” took on a whole new meaning with the launch of Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria’s (GLHV) ‘Coming Out’ series of 6 footy posters.  To view these posters, click here. If you are based in Victoria and would like to order free copies of the posters please email:   [email protected]

WA Health Education Services

wahes_logo-mod2To access Growing and Developing Healthy Relationship workshops and resources as well as other sexuality, relationships and sexual health education please visit WA Health Education Services

Mooditj

mooditjMooditj, the Aboriginal word for ‘solid’, is the name of a sexual health and positive lifestyle program for Indigenous youth aged 11-14 years.  Healthway funds FPWA Sexual Health Services to deliver nine free Mooditj training workshops across regional and rural WA, and have also provided the funds for grants to organisations to run their own training.

Although this is a past project, some may find the Mooditj newsletter archive or the Mooditj Impact Evaluation interesting/useful.

SHFPACT

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SHFPACT, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

For almost 40 years, SHFPACT has provided clinical and education services in Canberra and the region to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes in our community.

Visit their website to find  out more.  Useful sections for teachers may be:

  • Training and Workshops
  • Schools
  • Library & Resources – Frequently asked Questions and Info sheets