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EoIs invited for Family Planning Queensland forum on Sexuality Education as Violence Prevention

Call for Speakers

A public forum on ‘School Sexuality Education as Violence Prevention’ is being organised by Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) in partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH)

Good quality relationships and sexuality education in schools is widely acknowledged as an effective contributor to primary prevention of violence. Research suggests sexuality education can assist in reducing vulnerability to sexual abuse and assault by providing information and awareness about the body, sexual development and appropriate boundaries of physical intimacy in family, partner and social relationships. Sexuality education also offers avenues for students to identify personal and community situations of potential risk, harm, and abuse. Unique opportunities are provided to build safe spaces for ethical and informed child-centred responses.


How can we best utilise sexuality education in schools as a positive child-centred response mechanism to support secondary violence prevention? How can sexuality education as violence prevention have intersectional and longitudinal impacts beyond school settings? How can institutions that work with children and young people increase opportunities for violence prevention through the provision of comprehensive relationships and sexuality education?

Together let’s explore how we can embrace contemporary approaches to sexuality education to support health and wellbeing within schools, families and communities.

Forum details

Date & time:  Wednesday 25 March 2015 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, followed by networking drinksLocation:  Fortitude Valley, Brisbane – Venue to be Confirmed

Audience: School principals, teachers, nurses, youth workers, researchers and all interested in expanding community-based responses to child protection and violence prevention

Submitting an Expression of Interest

Speakers will be allocated 10-15 minute presentations. In your Expression of Interest please provide:·       An abstract (maximum 300 words)

·       A brief biography (maximum 200 words)

·       Indicate if you are willing for the speech to be recorded for podcast

·       Any other requirements or considerations

If you have any questions please contact Bonney Corbin at bonney.corbin@fpq.com.au or on 07 3250 0240.


Send your expression of interest by Friday 23 January 2015 to bonney.corbin@fpq.com.au.

Update: Working together: The contribution of health professionals to reproductive and sexual health education in schools

A forum for nurses, doctors, teachers, health promotion specialists and others supporting children and young people in schools 

Family Planning NSW warmly invites you to attend this information sharing forum around the role of sexual health workers in NSW schools.

Speakers include: 

Robby Bell – Aboriginal Health Educator Officer, HARP Health Promotion, South Western Sydney Local Health District

 James Conigrave – Youth Health Officer, uConnectHealth, Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local

Nic Di Mascio – NSW Refugee Health Service, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Carolyn Slattery – Program Manager, HIV and Related Programs (HARP), Hunter New England Local Health District

Cara Taheny – Sexual Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Orange Sexual Health Unit

Althea Mackenzie – NSW Safe Schools Coalition

Letitia Coker – School Nurses Association of NSW

Karyn O’Brien – Deputy Principal, Burwood Girls High School

When: Thursday 11 December, 2014


Where: Family Planning NSW

328-336 Liverpool Road Ashfield

RSVP: http://www.fpnsw.org.au/workingtogether

This forum has been organised in partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) 

More information 02 8752 4374