Sexuality and Respectful Relationships for Young People

Forum for improving skills and communication in Sexuality education, clarifying discourse, myths, stereotypes and inequalities; accurate information and updates on this...
Target Audience
For Secondary school teachers of sexuality and reproductive health.School principals & senior staff and staff looking at school programs on this topic.
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General Description

Identifying what Sexuality education actually is, what should be included in order to reduce stigma, fear, stereotypes and inequality. This program outlines why sexuality education is essential for health and wellbeing as Sexuality is a fundamental feature of being human, as it includes ones identity through sex, gender, sexual orientation, roles within relationships and the wider community, intimacy, pleasure, and reproduction. This course identifies the importance of moral and ethical considerations and that these topics need to be considered in conjunction with physical, emotional, cultural, spiritual and social aspects of health. We look at providing holistic, open, honest and accurate conversations and information in order to encourage youth access to appropriate information and health services thereby developing healthy, respectful and well-adjusted youth.
This program is developed for Secondary school teachers of sexuality and reproductive health.
School principals and senior staff considering why sexuality education is important within schools.
School staff looking at philosophy, psychology and other subjects regarding equality/inequality in gender, age, socio economic status.
Providing accurate information for safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence.

Audience

For Secondary school teachers of sexuality and reproductive health.School principals & senior staff and staff looking at school programs on this topic.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Join your colleagues coming from many individual schools and sectors for these short 2-hour after school PD sessions.

Email TTA staff to be added to a wait list if the course you are interested in is full . We will contact you if a place becomes available. Is a course date not available? Be sure to update your TTA account with the teaching areas you are interest in to be kept informed about the most suitable courses (including the option to be kept up-to-date on new course dates and information).

This presentation works specifically with academic research and the facts. There are no elements of personal, moral or ethical judgement and clearly looks at information outlined by specific health organisations such as the World Health Organisation, and Australian Youth Foundation. This presentation is very confronting and open. Information will look at different historical practices, beliefs and attitudes as well as beliefs, customs and attitudes of varying cultures, religions, generations, etc.
We will look at the conflicting messages youth receive today from varying sources of media and peers and how to tackle these issues.
The presentation has many interactive activities that all participants will be required to be involved in. Activities will go from team building activities, to talking about relationships, right up to senior class activities incorporating sexual activity and sexual relationships. This can be confronting if individuals are not use to it. No personal information is shared and group rules will be established at the beginning of the session.
All information and activities are provided on the basis of clearing up misunderstandings and increasing student resiliency by improving communication skills, refusal skills, being aware of dangers, knowing their rights and where to get help.


This course contributes to 3.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of After School Session in Australia (VIC) at this time.

Sessions

Sexual and Reproductive Health -Why it is so important and why we have to talk about it

1 hour

Definitions of Sex, sexuality and reproductive health
- Youth sexual experiences including rates of sexual relationships, initiation and assault and harassment statistics
- Historical perspective and the law, right and responsibilities
- How Sexuality impacts every day health
- Sexuality in general- male, female, misogyny, misandry
- looking at gender identifications
- How males and females look at Sex and relationships very differently

Sexual assault, Definitions and Working with Youth

2 hours

- Definitions including assault, harassment, rape
- Victims and perpetrators;- myths and stereotypes
- Sporting and Male dominated societies
- The impact of Alcohol and other drugs on sexual assault
- The law and how it has changed
- Why youth are most vulnerable
- Q & A

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About the team


Natasha Wilmann

Creator

Natasha is a Youth Health Education expert and founder of “Youth Health Education”. Natasha utilises a holistic approach examining all areas of health such as physical, emotional, cognitive, social, cultural and spiritual health. Natasha tackles youth health issues by confronting those once, uncomfortable topics, such as sexuality, sexual harassment, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, peer pressure, violence and many more, in a professional, educational and interactive way thereby eradicating community stigma, stereotypes and myths which impact youth health outcomes.

Natasha’s academic background includes exercise physiology, nutrition and sport psychology, Post graduate in Secondary Teaching with a focus on bullying, violence, stress and peer pressure and a Masters in Youth Health Education and Management.

Natasha’s passion and commitment to continued success for positive outcomes is through a whole community approach. Therefore Natasha works with school staff, sporting organisations, parents and students in a positive, holistic way.

Natasha provides a unique perspective having not only the academic background and working with Australian Football League (AFL), Northern League AFL, local councils, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, Young Women’s Arthritis Support Group and Volleyball Victoria, but also having many lived experiences as an elite athlete, living with disability and chronic illness and many years of teaching and coaching Victorian sporting teams.