This free resource consists of a series of youtube clips portraying the sexuality education experiences of young people and their parents/carers from a range of cultural backgrounds, belief systems, abilities/disabilities, from rural locations, and including those who are same sex attracted or sex and gender diverse. It also features sexuality education professionals who share their knowledge.
It is divided into two sections:
o Contemporary Sexuality Education: challenges and opportunities (7 clips)
o Inclusive Practice (15 clips)
It aims to:
o assist in preparing pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education
o support existing teachers and health workers
o align with sexuality education resources, particularly Sexuality Education Matters: Preparing pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education, Deakin University
Each youtube clip has a list of relevant resources and prompt questions are provided as a way to engage educators in critical reflection.
The sexuality education professionals featured in the resource include: Debbie Ollis, Mary Lou Rasmussen, Jenny Walsh, and Maree Crabbe.
The resource was created by the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH), The University of Melbourne.
The following organisations and committees (in alphabetical order) collaborated on the project: Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service (AWAHS); Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University; Barwon Health; Bendigo Community Health Services; Brophy Family Youth Services; Deakin University; Golden City Support Services; La Trobe University; Loddon Campaspe Centre Against Sexual Assault; Monash University; Multicultural Health Support Services, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health; Northern Bay P-12 College; Sexuality Education Matters Steering Committee; UnitingCare Cutting Edge; Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO); Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI)
For more information contact Kylie Stephens, Senior Health Promotion Manager, Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health firstname.lastname@example.org For other sexuality education resources visit http://www.cersh.com.au/projects/smart-deadly/