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Safety, sexual health and wellbeing on dating apps: What app-users want you to know

About this Event

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 SRE Teacher Project – Professional Development WA

Sexuality & Relationships Education
2 Day Professional Development workshop – registrations closing soon!
 
“Amazing course that all teachers should have the opportunity to do”
“I left feeling confident, equipped with practical approaches I can integrate directly into the classroom. I’m feeling enthused about teaching this somewhat challenging subject to my students!
          Attendees from our 2016 2 Day PD

This is a reminder that registrations for our upcoming professional development workshop close on the 8th of April.
 
The SRE Teacher Project – Term 2 Professional Development 2 day workshop
Registration: Registration now open!
Date: Thursday 24th and Friday the 25th May, 2018
Time: All day
Location: Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
*Registrations close on the 8th of April. Your place in this workshop is not automatically guaranteed upon completion of the registration form. Final places will be confirmed on the 11th of April.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS:
The SRE Teacher Project – Term 2 After-school workshop
‘Ideas for teaching STIs and safer sex to young people’
Registration now open!
Date: Thursday 17th May / Term 2, week 3
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
 
 We look forward to seeing you soon.
Kind Regards,
The SRE Teacher Project team,


 

WA Event: SIREN Symposium on Sexual Health and BBV issues

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.

Consent, Sexual Assault and the Law Seminar, UNSW

The Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) invites  you to a seminar and panel discussion.
Date: 19 April, 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus
Central Lecture Block 5
Registration:Required
UNSW Map reference: E19
Consent, Sexual Assault and the Law
 
Professor Annie Cossins, Co-convenor GVRN
Why is her behaviour still on trial?
 
Dr Bianca Fileborn, Lecturer Criminology
How is sexual consent negotiated in a social/cultural context that’s often highly sexualised?
 
Edward Bartolo, Chair Arc
What does everyday negotiation of sexual consent look like?
 
Remesha Abeyratne, Arts Law Student, International Student, UNSW Academic Board
What is required to navigate sexual consent across cultures?
 
Moderator: Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge, Co-convenor GVRN
 Contact:
e: gvrn@unsw.edu.au
t: (02) 9385 2991

 

Social Media, Sexual Citizenship and Youth Research showcase and panel discussion: Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

When: Tuesday 10 April, 6-8pm

Where: Room TD144, TD Building, John Street (five minutes from Glenferrie Station)

Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn

Free event showcasing young Melbourne researchers and social media communication professionals alongside researchers from the ARC Discovery project Queer Generations: Belonging and sexual citizenship among gender and sexual minority youth (https://queergenerations.org/).

We  welcome  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

Confirmed presenters include:

Kath Albury (Swinburne University of Technology) on

Queer young people’s negotiation of safety, risk and visibility in hookup app cultures

Charlie Chapple (Swinburne University of Technology) on

Closed Facebook communities as peer support for trans and non-binary young people

Daniel Marshall and Ben Hegarty (Deakin University) on

Minus 18: a case-study in histories of queer youth uses of communication technologies

Jonathan Mavroudis (Swinburne University of Technology) on

Shirtless selfies and young gay men’s identity formation practices

Ivy McGowan (Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Latrobe University) on

Targeting (successful) research recruitment: Lessons from LGBTIQ digital activist cultures

Panel discussion (including presenters and members of the Queer Generations team):

Reflections on sexual citizenship and the emergent relationship between growing up queer and contemporary media practices

This event is presented by Swinburne University of Technology Social Media Research Group, Family Planning Victoria, the Queer Generations research project and the Australia Forum for Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH).

Please RSVP here.

Further information please contact Tinonee Pym: tpym@swin.edu.au

Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/celesteh/

Sexuality, Citizenship and Youth – WA workshop

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.

Presenters:

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 siren@curtin.edu.au.

Please RSVP by 1 December for catering purposes

UNSW event, 28 June: Sexuality and sexual citizenship in the later years

Innovations towards equality? Sexual citizenship, ageing and Internet dating
Professor Chris Beasley
Ageist assumptions about sex and sexuality abound in both scholarship and institutional practice, despite the significance of sexuality for older people signalled by their use of new technologies of intimacy, including Internet dating. From the perspective of justice and sexual citizenship, it is important to examine older people’s use of these practices and the ways in which they may advance freedom and equality. This paper focuses on heterosexual older people’s use of Internet dating in ways that advance gender equity.
Chris Beasley is Professor in Politics and, from 2009 to 2014, previous Co-Director of the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, at the University of Adelaide. Her books include Revaluing Care in Theory, Law and Policy (2016), Heterosexuality in Theory and Practice (2012) and Gender & Sexuality: Critical Theories, Critical Thinkers (2005). She is currently writing a book on Internet dating with Mary Holmes.
Supporting sexual wellbeing in later life: What do older Australians want, and what do they need?
Dr Bianca Fileborn
Contrary to ageist stereotypes, many older people continue to be sexually active throughout later life. Despite this, concern for sexual health among older adults continues to be a notable absence in the health and aged care sectors. In the context of an ageing population, and increasing STI rates amongst the 60+ age group, action is needed to support and foster the sexual health and wellbeing of older Australians. Drawing on findings from the Sex, Age & Me project – the first national study of older people’s sexual relationships and sexual health – this paper will explore the key issues older Australians are currently facing and outline future directions for support.
Bianca Fileborn is a lecturer in the UNSW School of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on sexuality in later life. She has been involved in two national Australian studies on sexuality, sexual health and older adults and has published widely in leading criminological and other journals. Her book Reclaiming the Night-Time Economy: Unwanted Sexual Attention in Pubs and Clubs was published by Palgrave in 2016.

This seminar is part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality

Wed 28 June 2017
4.00pm – 5.30pm
 Room 221/223, Level 2,
John Goodsell Building,
UNSW Kensington Campus (map ref F20)

This is a free event but bookings are essential.

Expressions of interest open for Family Planning Victoria/AFSEH event

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.

Upcoming public events: UNSW Practical Justice Initiative

Two upcoming seminars in the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative series that may be of interest to AFSEH members:

Extent and effects of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts

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

https://pji.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/extent-and-effects-child-sexual-abuse-institutional-contexts

 

Sexuality and sexual citizenship in the later years

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

https://pji.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/sexuality-and-sexual-citizenship-later-years

 

 

 

Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) Conference. 6-9 November 2017

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

http://www.sexualhealthconference.com.au/sexual-health-conference/about-sexual-health-conference/