This professional learning session provides information on prevention of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. It may be tailored to include up-to-date, evidence-based information on a range of reproductive and sexual health topics. Participating in this session will enable you to provide reproductive and sexual health information to young people (adolescents).
The session is delivered by a nurse educator currently working with young people in both educational and clinic settings.
- Talking to young people about sexual health and starting conversations
- Data on young people’s reproductive and sexual health
- Sex and the law: including consent, confidentiality and improving access to services
- Blood-borne viruses
- Sexually transmissible infections
- Safer sex and risk reduction Resources and referral pathways
- Resources and referral pathways
- Sexual diversity
- Gender diversity
- Contraceptive options
- Unplanned pregnancy
Two hours. Includes question time.
Who would benefit from this session?
Community and government agencies and professionals working with young people (adolescents) outside the mainstream secondary schooling system who are either:
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ+)
- culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
- from low socio-economic backgrounds
- from regional Victoria
Entry requirements / Eligibility
Community and government agencies and professionals (staff) working with young people (adolescents) outside the mainstream secondary schooling system who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ+), culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, homeless, from low socio-economic backgrounds or from regional Victoria.
Participating in this session will enable you to provide reproductive and sexual health information to vulnerable and at risk young people (adolescents). It will assist you to provide information and care in a respectful, age and developmentally appropriate way.
CPD points are not currently available for these sessions.
Eligible community and government agencies and professionals will not be charged for these sessions as they are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Participants will be required to evaluate the session.
Sessions must be booked by the relevant community organisation or government agency on behalf of the group of professionals attending the session.
Sessions can be held at your agency or onsite at Family Planning Victoria, Box Hill or Melbourne CBD (Elizabeth St).
If the session is to be conducted at your agency a data projector and computer will be required.
Additional sessions for professionals
For reproductive and sexual health sessions for community and government agencies and professionals working with vulnerable and at risk young people (adolescents) see:
Additional sessions for young people