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This workshop introduces key findings of the ARC Linkage Project ‘Safety, risk and wellbeing on dating apps’, a partnership between Swinburne University of Technology, Sydney University, ACON Health Pty Ltd and Family Planning NSW. This event is open to professionals in the fields of sexual health promotion, health services, sexuality education and youth support services.
The presentation draws on a mixed-methods study which invited NSW dating app users aged 18-35 to share their experiences of app use. We will share key findings related to: managing mental health and personal wellbeing; negotiating consent and safer sex; and dealing with harassment/abuse.
Participants will leave with a basic understanding of:
• The range of apps and social media platforms that Australians of diverse genders and sexualities use to connect with new partners for casual hook-ups and/or longer-term relationships;
• The aspects of app design and app culture that make users feel safer or less safe;
• The strategies dating app users draw on to feel happier and safer using when apps and meeting up with new partners;
• The information and services Australian app users want from health professionals and health organisations.
The workshop will be facilitated by members of the Swinburne research team, and members of the ACON Health and Family Planning NSW and health promotion teams.
The workshop combines a mini-lecture format with small and large group discussion, and personal reflection activities, while the webinar is more focused on the research presentation, plus Q&A. In both cases, participants will be provided with ‘cheat-sheet’ resources to share with their colleagues. You will also be invited to complete a short (optional) survey immediately pre and post the workshop.
Please sign up to this event to register your attendance.
If you are interested in this workshop but cannot travel to Sydney to attend on this date, you have the option of attending a webinar hosted by Family Planning NSW. Please email Tinonee Pym (tpym at swin.edu.au) to be added to the webinar mailing list.
The third biennial SiREN Symposium will bring together West Australian practitioners, clinicians, researchers and policy makers with an interest in sexual health and blood borne virus (SHBBV) issues. The Symposium will provide opportunities to:
- Connect with others in the SHBBV sector;
- Learn about the latest projects and research; and
- Build skills in research, evaluation and knowledge translation.
Registration now open!
Registrations for the Symposium are now open. The registration prices are as follows:
- Full-time student/unwaged registration: $60
- Early bird registration (prior to Thursday March 29, 2018): $120
- Full registration (from Friday March, 30 2018): $150
To register please click here and follow the link to the 2018 SiREN Symposium event registration. NOTE: If completing multiple registrations, please only enter up to four at a time as the system times out and loses the information.
In partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) and the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN), we are pleased to invite you to our second Western Australian workshop event. Join us for a late afternoon tea followed by a fun and stimulating discussion with speakers from across WA and Australia!
This event, which will take place at Shenton Park, is targeted at health and education professionals, teachers, researchers, policy makers and community leaders who are working to fuel progress in the fields of sexuality, education and health. The workshop will be an opportunity to gain insights into these issues and more; expand your professional development, and network with like-minded professionals.
The workshop will commence at 5pm for food and networking, followed by presentations commencing at 5.45pm.
Peter Aggleton (UNSW Sydney).
Roanna Lobo (Curtin University; SiREN).
Rob Cover (University of Western Australia).
Mary Lou Rasmussen (Australian National University) – Changing LGBTQ Youth Social Policy since 1990.
Kai Schweizer (Peer educator, Youth Affairs Council of WA) – Trans representation in the contemporary Western media.
Daniel Marshall (Deakin University) – Archives and the representation of queer young people.
Leigh Hill (editor, Out in Perth) – Role of LGBTQ community media for young people.
Renee Newman (WAAPA) – Filmmaker and director of film It’s Not Just Me, Renee will be discussing and introducing the film with focus on young people’s gender transition experiences in Western Australia.
Sam Winter (Curtin University) – Discussant.
To RSVP or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please RSVP by 1 December for catering purposes
This seminar is part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality
John Goodsell Building,
UNSW Kensington Campus (map ref F20)
This is a free event but bookings are essential.
The Pleasure Agenda – a by-invitation event
Pleasure and desire are fundamental components of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) yet are often absent from the agenda.
Family Planning Victoria, in partnership with The Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health, is seeking expressions of interest from thought leaders to join with us for this key event.
At the event we aim to explore how we can further embed pleasure and desire into SRH policy and practice by:
- Broadening the SRH discourse on pleasure and desire
- Identifying research, policy, practice and omissions
- Forming coalitions of interest to address identified omissions
- Developing an advocacy agenda.
This event is aimed at those working in the SRH sector in areas such as education, health promotion, research, information translation, clinical practice and Government.
If you are interested in taking part in this agenda setting event please complete the Expression of Interest form by May 19, 2017.
Two upcoming seminars in the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative series that may be of interest to AFSEH members:
May 16 2017, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
In this joint seminar Professor Carolyn Warner (Arizona State University) and Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge (UNSW Sydney) will comment on how institutions reproduce or intersect with gender and other concomitant inequalities, as well as the development of more effective institutional responses to disclosures of childhood sexual abuse.
More details and to register
28 June 2017, 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Professor Chris Beasley (University of Adelaide) will discuss sexual citizenship, ageing and Internet dating, and Dr Bianca Fileborn ( UNSW School of Social Sciences) will explore what older Australians want, and need, to support their sexual wellbeing in later life.
More details and to register
For several years, the annual conference of the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance has provided a setting in which issues of sexuality, sexual health and education can be discussed.
This year’s conference takes place between 6-9 November 2017 in Canberra. Among the keynote speakers is Simon Blake – Chief Executive of the National Union of Students in the UK and former CEO of Blake, the UK’s largest provider of sexual health information and services for young people. Simon gave a spectacular opening address at AFSEH’s first national conference in 2015
Full details of the ASHA conference are available here