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Djiyadi – Can we talk?

Djiyadi – Can we talk? – a resource manual for sexual health workers who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
This new manual contains tips, techniques and resources to assist sexual health workers to provide youth centred, culturally sensitive sexual health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth clients.

Teaching Good Sex – NYTimes.com

Teaching Good Sex by Laurie Abraham

An excellent article about teaching sexuality education.  There are 8 pages, be sure to read all of them.  Read the full article.

Pridentity

 

pridentityPridentity stands for pride + identity and is an education program to help students become informed about sexuality and sexual diversity, the myths and facts about same-sex attraction and transgender issues, homophobia and bullying, and gender stereotypes.

Developed in 2011, the Pridentity Resource Kit is the culmination of many years of successful in-school workshops focusing on inclusive sexuality education for secondary school students. The Kit is designed for teachers and community workers. It  provides lesson plans, activities and links to further resources to support teaching practice that is inclusive, interactive and fun.

To access the Pridentity Resource click here.

teachingsexualhealth.ca

teaching-sexual-health-cateachingsexualhealth.ca –comprehensive, accessible, innovative

An innovative website developed by Alberta educators and health professionals to help achieve excellence in teaching sexual  health. read more…

Writing Themselves in 3

wti3Writing themselves in 3:  The third national study on the sexual health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people

This is the third of the Writing Themselves In national reports which have been conducted six years apart since 1998. In 2010, a total of 3134 same sex attracted and gender questioning (SSAGQ) young people participated in Writing Themselves In 3 (WTi3), almost double the number in 2004 and more than four times that of 1998. The participants, who were aged between 14 and 21 years, came from all states and territories of Australia, from remote (2%), rural (18%) and urban (67%) areas and from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. There were more young women (57%) than young men (41%) and a smaller group (3%) who were gender questioning (GQ).

For school educators and sexuality teachers, you may find chapter 12 Sexuality education and school experience especially insightful.

Download the report from The Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV)

Useful site:

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria

 

‘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]

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria

sscv Safe Schools Coalition Victoria (SSCV) is a partnership between Rainbow Network Victoria and the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) as well as a coalition of schools and individuals dedicated to creating safer educational environments. Our aim is that schools in Victoria 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. Explore our website to find out more! The project is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Advocates For Youth; Resources for Sex Educators

sexed-resource-centerResources for Sex Educators

Sex educators play a vital role in providing young people with information they need to protect their health and futures.  Whether you are someone new to the field of sex education or trying to stay abreast of the latest effective programs and resources, Advocates For Youth can help. Explore the Sex Ed Center for lesson plans, curricula, national standards, and state legislation.
– Lesson Plans
– Programs that Work
– Curricula and Education Programs
– Resource Guides
– National Health Education Standards
– What does my state law say about teaching sex education?
– For Sex Education Activists: Policy and Advocacy Facts and Tools
– Background Information

Beyond Homophobia

beyond homophobiaBeyond Homophobia: Meeting the needs of same sex attracted and gender questioning (SSAGQ) young people in Victoria – A policy blueprint
This document provides a way forward in both policy and practice for a coordinated whole of government approach to meeting the needs of same sex attracted and gender questioning (SSAGQ) young people.
Beyond homophobia provides a policy blueprint that acknowledges and addresses the particular needs of SSAGQ young Victorians. At the same time it provides a practice guide on how to ensure that youth-related services and programs are sensitive to, and better able to meet the needs of SSAGQ young people.

You can download a PDF of the blueprint and a foldout of the policy framework and practice guidelines below.

Department of Education and Children’s Services, South Australia

Department of Education and Children’s Services, South Australia

The information and links contained on this page are here to help you develop a sex education program within the curriculum guidelines of this State or Territory.

Depending on availability, the information may include:

  • Planning guidelines
  • Checklists
  • Policy development
  • Resources
  • Sample activities

Check out the Curriculum Years R-10 within SCASA Unpacked on the left side of the page. There is also curriculum information for Years 10-12. read more…