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Forum: Cutting Edge Issues in Sexuality and Relationships Education (Adelaide)

You are warmly invited to an interactive forum which will be held as an adjunct to the Australasian Sexual Health Conference being held in Adelaide, November 2016.
Who is this for?
Teachers, community educators, health promotion officers, registered nurses and midwives, doctors, counsellors and other interested people.
Forum Themes
• Taking gender and sexual diversity seriously
• Confidence in teaching about sexual violence
• Student ‘voice’ in sexuality education: problems and possibilities
• Pre-service teacher education: the hope for change in sexual and relationships education
Panel Members
• Professor Peter Aggleton: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia
• Dr Helen Calabretto: SHine SA
• Associate Professor Tiffany Jones: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University
• Jane Flentje: Educational Consultant; former Coordinator Teacher Education, SHine SA
• James Castle: Schools Coordinator, Schools Education & Support, SHine SA; White Ribbon Ambassador
• Professor Bruce Johnson: School of Education, University of South Australia
• Natalie Terminelli: Teacher, Woodville High School
• Dr Debbie Ollis: School of Education, Deakin University
• Dr Deborah Bateson: Family Planning NSW; President, Australasian Sexual Health Alliance
16 November 2016
Registration: 3.00 – 3.20 pm Forum: 3.20 – 6.00 pm
University of South Australia, City West Campus
BH 2.09 Lecture Theatre (Barbara Hanrahan Building)


Public car parking is available in Hindley Street. Tram, bus and train
transport are convenient to the City West Campus
$20 (includes refreshments)
Click here to register by 5.00pm Monday 14 November.
There will be limited places available at the door (cash only), but we would prefer pre-registration to assist us with catering.
Further information:
Gemma Weedall (08) 8300 5394 or Helen Calabretto (08) 7099 5318

Reminder: Respectful Relationships education forum. Brisbane, 18 Feb.

On Thursday, 18 February, True – relationships and reproductive health in partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) will be holding a one-day event in respectful relationships education, both in-school and beyond.  
A wide range of topics will be discussed that will be of interest to those working in health, education, gender and sexual equality, violence prevention and related fields.  
Further details about the event and how to register are available here


Respectful Relationships Education as Violence Prevention: call for speakers

True Relationships and Reproductive Health in partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) are organising a teacher led forum to be held in February 2016.

Date     18 February 2016

Time     9.00am-4.30pm

Cost     This is a non-profit event; however a small fee may be charged to cover the cost of venue hire and light refreshments.

Venue   Brisbane (TBA)

Note:    Registrations will open in November 2015


Earlier this year, a national forum discussed relationships and sexuality education in schools as an important form of violence prevention.

Discussion centered on:

  • Schools as platforms for violence prevention work
  • How schools can reduce children’s vulnerability to bullying, emotional violence, violence, sexual abuse and assault
  • Whole of school and community-wide approaches

Participants at the forum requested another event with a longer time frame that is teacher-led.


Teachers, principals, school nurses, youth workers, researchers and anyone interested in expanding community based responses to violence prevention and child protection

Submitting an expression of interest to present

We are calling for speakers who are willing to share their contemporary approaches to relationships and sexuality education.

In your expression of interest please provide:

  • An abstract (maximum 300 words)
  • A brief biography (maximum 200 words)
  • Details of how long you would like to present and the workshop/facilitation approach you would like to use
  • Any other requirements or considerations

    Expressions of interest

    Please send your expression of interest by COB Wednesday 14 October 2015 to

    E rebecca.johnson@true.org.au

    More information

Please contact Rebecca Johnson

E rebecca.johnson@true.org.au

P 07 3250 0240

Voices of Sexuality Education – video resources

Voices of Sexuality Education

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 kylies@unimelb.edu.au  For other sexuality education resources visit http://www.cersh.com.au/projects/smart-deadly/

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.

Keynote speakers:

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.

EoIs invited for Family Planning Queensland forum on Sexuality Education as Violence Prevention

Call for Speakers

A public forum on ‘School Sexuality Education as Violence Prevention’ is being organised by Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) in partnership with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH)

Good quality relationships and sexuality education in schools is widely acknowledged as an effective contributor to primary prevention of violence. Research suggests sexuality education can assist in reducing vulnerability to sexual abuse and assault by providing information and awareness about the body, sexual development and appropriate boundaries of physical intimacy in family, partner and social relationships. Sexuality education also offers avenues for students to identify personal and community situations of potential risk, harm, and abuse. Unique opportunities are provided to build safe spaces for ethical and informed child-centred responses.


How can we best utilise sexuality education in schools as a positive child-centred response mechanism to support secondary violence prevention? How can sexuality education as violence prevention have intersectional and longitudinal impacts beyond school settings? How can institutions that work with children and young people increase opportunities for violence prevention through the provision of comprehensive relationships and sexuality education?

Together let’s explore how we can embrace contemporary approaches to sexuality education to support health and wellbeing within schools, families and communities.

Forum details

Date & time:  Wednesday 25 March 2015 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, followed by networking drinksLocation:  Fortitude Valley, Brisbane – Venue to be Confirmed

Audience: School principals, teachers, nurses, youth workers, researchers and all interested in expanding community-based responses to child protection and violence prevention

Submitting an Expression of Interest

Speakers will be allocated 10-15 minute presentations. In your Expression of Interest please provide:·       An abstract (maximum 300 words)

·       A brief biography (maximum 200 words)

·       Indicate if you are willing for the speech to be recorded for podcast

·       Any other requirements or considerations

If you have any questions please contact Bonney Corbin at bonney.corbin@fpq.com.au or on 07 3250 0240.


Send your expression of interest by Friday 23 January 2015 to bonney.corbin@fpq.com.au.