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

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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.

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