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Session overview

This professional learning session provides up-to-date, evidence-based information on sexual diversity and gender diversity. Participating in this session will enable you to provide inclusive reproductive and sexual health care 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

Content tailored to groups needs and may include:

  • Talking to young people about sexual health and starting conversations
  • Data on sexually diverse and gender diverse young people
  • Sex and the law: including consent, confidentiality and improving access to services
  • Sexual diversity
  • Gender diversity
  • Inclusive language and practice
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Resources and referral pathways


Duration

Two hours. Includes question time.

Who would benefit from this session?

Community and government agencies and professionals (staff) with an interest in reproductive and sexual health of LGBTIQ+ young people (adolescents). This may include but is not limited to, youth workers, social workers, case workers, nurses, midwives, Aboriginal health workers and educators.

Entry requirements / Eligibility

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

Session outcome

Participating in this session will enable you to provide reproductive and sexual health information and care to vulnerable and at risk LGBTIQ+ young people (adolescents). It will assist you to provide information in an inclusive, 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

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

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 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