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Family Planning Victoria’s workforce development sessions are designed to provide training in the areas of health protection, blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infection (BBV/STI) prevention and education.  These sessions are designed to meet the needs of professionals who are engaged with young people who require additional support in BBV/STI prevention.  This includes how to navigate the health care system regarding their reproductive and sexual health.  These sessions are tailored to meet the needs of your organisation.

A practical guide to BBV/ STI prevention in young people

This session covers topics that need to be addressed when working with young people in the area of reproductive and sexual health. Topics include national data on young people’s sexual health, BBV/STI information and prevention, contraception options, unintended pregnancy, consent and legal issues, confidentiality and considerations regarding pathways of care to clinical services and testing.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus question time.

Cost: There is no charge for these sessions as they are funded by the Department of Health. However, in lieu of a fee, your participation may be needed to evaluate the session.

For more information contact T/03 9660 4700 or E/ action@fpv.org.au

Sexual diversity awareness

This session is designed to appropriately challenge health professionals to recognise and understand sexual and gender diversity. This includes suggestions on how to ensure your organisation is inclusive.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus question time.

Cost: There is no charge for these sessions as they are funded by the Department of Health. However, in lieu of a fee, your participation may be needed to evaluate the session.

For more information contact T/03 9660 4700 or E/ action@fpv.org.au

Who would benefit from these courses?

These courses are intended for professionals in a range of community service work and client education workplaces. This may include, but is not limited to, youth workers, social workers, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, Aboriginal health workers, educators and community health workers.

Outcomes

The aim is to meet the needs of agencies and health professionals who work with vulnerable and at risk young people, ensuring they receive reproductive and sexual health information in a respectful, age and developmentally appropriate way.

Accreditation / Recognition

CPD points are not currently available for these sessions.

Location

Sessions can either be held at your agency, in the Family Planning Victoria training room at Box Hill. Department of Health funded workshops can also be held in the CBD where participant numbers exist. If the session is to be conducted at your agency a data projector and computer will be required. 

Additional Sessions for Young People

For BBV/STI sessions that support young people who are often outside of the mainstream school setting and currently involved with support agencies such as alternative school settings, youth services or LGBTI support groups please see Sexual Health Information Group Sessions for Youth Attending Community Organisations.

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