A Practical Guide to Blood-Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infection Prevention in Young People

At no cost

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Session overview

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.

Session content

  • 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

Optional additions:

  • Sexual diversity
  • Gender diversity
  • Contraceptive options
  • Unplanned pregnancy

Duration

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.

Session outcome

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.

Cost

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.

Session Bookings

Sessions must be booked by the relevant community organisation or government agency on behalf of the group of professionals attending the session.

Location

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:

Sexual Diversity and Gender Diversity: Inclusive Practice

Additional sessions for young people

Sexual Health for Young People: Blood-Borne Viruses and sexually transmissible Infections

Sexual Health and Diversity Awareness for Young People

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Contact us

Clinical Education Unit

Telephone: 03 9257 0129 

Fax: 03 9257 0111 

Email: clinicaleducation@fpv.org.au