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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.
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
Women’s Rights and Preventing FGM in East Africa and Australia – panel discussion, Brisbane, March 29
|When:||25 Nov 2015, 12:30pm – 1:30pm|
|Venue:||CSRH, Level 2 John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington|
|Who:||Simon Blake, Chief Executive of the National Union of Students in the UK|
This seminar will look at the way rights, values and evidence can come together to provide all young people with education and support that enables children and young people to develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to manage their relationships, choices and sexual lives as they move through puberty, adolescence and into adulthood.
Simon Blake OBE is Chief Executive of the National Union of Students in the UK, a confederation of 600 Students’ Unions. He is Deputy Chair of Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charity. Until May this year, all of Simon’s work had been solely focused on sex and relationships education, sexual health and well being for over 20 years. He was Chief Executive of Brook, the young people’s sexual health charity and Sex Education Forum.
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/
1st National Conference Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health
Equity and Justice – in Gender, Sexuality, Education and Health
22-23 November 2015, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
Conference themes include:
Genders and sexualities in health and education: working together for equity and justice
Digital cultures and youth – rights, ethics and responsibilities
Intersectionality, sexualities and gender
Communities, parents and sexual health – whose rights?
Youth-led initiatives – local and international perspectives
Popular pedagogies and informal education
We invite abstracts for papers, posters and symposia presentations. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and address one (or more) of the conference themes above. Please include with your abstract, the presentation’s title, the presenter’s name and affiliation (or list of presenters’ names and affiliations), the conference theme addressed and contact details including an email address. All abstracts will undergo peer review.
Send your abstract to Jawed Gebrael at J.Gebrael@westernsydney.edu.au
Abstracts should be received by close of business, Monday September 21, 2015
To register, go to https://ipay.uws.edu.au/pgrp_show.asp
Scroll down to School of Education and click on the box next to Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) National Conference. Scroll to the bottom of the page and then click on Submit. You will then be taken to another page where you can enter your details and pay for the registration.
The cost to attend is $90, which includes meals and light refreshments
Any enquiries to Jawed Gebrael at J.Gebrael@westernsydney.edu.au
The 1st AFSEH Conference is supported by
The Centre for Educational Research and the Sexualities & Genders Research Network at Western Sydney University; The Arts and Social Sciences Practical Justice Initiative and the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia; and The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University
Growing & developing healthy relationships: supporting schools to deliver effective sexuality & relationships education (WA)
When: Monday 26th October, 2015 | 8‐4.30pm |
Where: Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie‐Hall Drive, Bentley WA
Join us for this exciting full‐day event where we showcase recent developments in school‐based sexuality and relationships education (SRE).
Hear from a broad range of engaging speakers, speak with a variety of WA agencies that can support you with your delivery of SRE and participate in a range of practical activities that you can take straight back to your classroom.
Anyone interested in effective school‐ based sexuality education is encouraged to attend. This includes qualified teachers, education students, school health nurses and administrators. This symposium is applicable to all year levels (K‐ 12) and all school sectors.
Dr Deb Ollis | Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
Building capacity in sexuality education: what does it take to implement a whole school approach?
James Clarke | 2014 WA Young Person of the Year
My experience as student (to be confirmed)
Maggie Woodhead | Senior Policy Officer, Statewide Protection of Children Coordination Unit
Child sexual abuse: Why children might not tell
Choose from a variety of afternoon sessions. A full program will be posted closer to the symposium at www.healthsciences.curtin.edu.au/teaching/soph_short_courses.cfm
$65 General admission | $45 Full‐time students | Save $15 if you register before 25th September, 2015
Group discounts also available (4 or more tickets)
Please visit www.sreteacherproject.eventbrite.com.au to register.
Your ticket price includes full catering and a USB filled with all presentation materials
This event is supported by Curtin University, Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (gdhr.wa.gov.au) and the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health.