Respectful Relationships - Sexuality and Reproductive Health for the classroom teacher

Natasha Wilmann
Youth Health Education for the whole community
Breaking down the aspects of respectful relationships, improving skills & communication to improve relationships, clarifying discourse & stereotypes.
Target Audience
For staff teaching respectful relationships, sexuality and/or reproductive health. School staff looking at philosophy, psychology & other subjects regarding equality/inequality in gender, age, socio-economic status

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Outlining the characteristics, attitudes, values and beliefs of Respectful Relationships and breaking down myths, stereotypes and behaviours of perpetrators of poor and abusive relationships. Topics include human rights, violence and inequality. 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.

This program includes identifying what Sexuality education actually is, what should be included in order to reduce stigma, fear, stereotypes and inequality. These inequalities include the sexual double standard and although there is much emphasis on domestic violence, rates of sexual assault continue to rise. This program outlines why sexuality education is essential for health and well-being 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. 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.


For staff teaching respectful relationships, sexuality and/or reproductive health. School staff looking at philosophy, psychology & other subjects regarding equality/inequality in gender, age, socio-economic status

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This format allows teachers to understand the theory behind the classroom activities and interact with teachers from other schools thereby discussing and identifying relationship issues for the whole school community. This format also allows teachers to participate and understand the learning activities and how they relate to specific age groups.

There are two hours pre-reading in addition to the 6-hour course.

This course contributes to 8.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.


Dimensions of Respectful Relationships

1 hour and 30 minutes

• Identifying positive and negative elements of relationship
• How do respectful behaviours develop
• How unhealthy relationships develop
• Skills required to build respectful relationships
• Bulling, Violence and abuse; those most likely to be affected
• Rates of harassment and violence amongst the Australian population
• Why violence is increasing in youth
• Positive and negative characteristics of schools that promote Respectful Relationships

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

1 hour and 30 minutes

- 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 and definitions

1 hour

- 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

Working with Youth

2 hours

- Why youth are most vulnerable
- Adolescent males and females
- Skills youth need to learn
- working with males and females separately
- Activities for the classroom, AusVEL/ BOSTES NSW outlines and objectives specific to age and
year levels
- Q & A

What To Bring

Writing materials
Comfortable clothing to move around
Current school policies

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About the team

Natasha Wilmann


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 a Bachelors in Applied Science of exercise physiology, nutrition and sport psychology, Post graduate in Secondary Teaching with a focus on bullying, violence, stress and peer pressure. Her Masters in Youth Health Education and Management focused on Youth Mental Health, Sexuality and Respectful Relationships and Alcohol and other Drugs.

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,Volleyball Victoria and VicBeach, 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.