This session provides up-to-date, evidence-based information on sexual diversity, gender diversity and reproductive and sexual health. It is aimed at vulnerable and at risk young people (adolescents) or those outside mainstream school settings.
The session is delivered by a nurse educator currently working with young people in both educational and clinic settings.
Content tailored to groups needs and may include:
- Data on sexually diverse and gender diverse young people
- Sex and the law: including consent, confidentiality and accessing services
- Sexual diversity
- Gender diversity
- Inclusive language
- Stigma and discrimination
- Resources and referral pathways
Two hours. Includes question time.
Entry requirements / Eligibility
Young people (adolescents) aged 12 – 24, 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
Enhanced reproductive and sexual health health literacy and knowledge with a focus on diversity. Improved access to inclusive health care settings.
Eligible young people 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 young people attending the session.
Staff accompanying young people will be responsible for their supervision and discipline.
Sessions can be held at your agency or Family Planning Victoria, Box Hill or Melbourne CBD (Elizabeth St).
If the session is to be held at your agency a data projector and computer will be required.
Additional sessions for young people
Additional sessions for professionals
It is best practice and highly recommended that all session bookings for young people include an additional booking for professionals working with young people. Eligible agencies and professionals will not be charged for these sessions as they are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).