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Youth, Health & Practical Justice Conference, UTS, 4-5 Dec, – submit your abstracts!

Join us for the first national interdisciplinary conference for those working to promote young people’s wellbeing and health in education, health service, community, and youth work settings.

Youth, Health and Practical Justice is hosted by the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative and the UTS Faculty of Health explore themes of inclusion and participation, equity, assets and responses, and justice and social exclusion. For information on submission of abstracts and conference registration see: https://pjiconference.arts.unsw.edu.au/

We invite contributions of the following topics:

  • Understanding young people and health
  • Health and wellbeing of recent migrants and refugees
  • Digital cultures and youth
  • Communities, parents and young people’s health
  • Health promotion for youth: methods and approaches
  • Indigenous youth: priorities and perspectives
  • Youth-led initiatives: local and international experiences
  • Sexuality, education and health
  • Putting justice and rights centre stage
  • Popular pedagogy and informal education
  • Critical perspectives on drugs, alcohol and risk

The Youth, Health and Practical Justice Conference is organised by the Practical Justice Initiative at UNSW Australia and the Faculty of Health at UTS, Sydney. We acknowledge the support of Sexualities and Genders Research within the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University, and the School of Education and Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University.

Save the Date: Sexuality, Citizenship and Youth workshop, 8 June, WA

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 a free pre-SiREN symposium workshop event. 

Join us for afternoon tea followed by a fun and stimulating discussion with speakers from across WA and Australia!

Peter Aggleton from UNSW Australia will talk about the importance of sexual
citizenship for all young people.

Rob Cover from UWA will talk on emergent sexual diversities in and on social
networking sites, and their potential to help young people learn about sex, sexuality and

Dani Wright Toussaint from the Freedom Centre youth program will talk about LGBTIQ youth support – contemporary conditions and programs.

Kyra Clarke from UWA will talk about her recent work on teenage film and television.

Olivia Knowles from Safe Schools Coalition WA will talk about the work schools are
doing to become safer places, as well as the continuing need to create inclusive
environments for all in schools.

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.

To gain insights into these issues and more; expand your professional development and network with like-minded professionals, register here your interest in attending the seminar, which will take place 8 June 2016, 4:00-6:30pm.

Will you feed me?

Absolutely! We will begin this workshop with a 30 minute afternoon tea and networking session. Short presentations will begin promptly at 4.30pm.

We will write to you with full details of the event. Places are limited so an early response is much

Young people, sexuality and diversity – evidence, entitlement and effectiveness

Simon Blake on Young people, sexuality and diversity – evidence, entitlement and effectiveness
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
Simon Blake

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.

To register: https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/event/young-people-sexuality-and-diversity-evidence-entitlement-and-effectiveness/