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"I'd rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission": Sexuiality education teachers' mediated agency and resistance (2017)

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International
sex education

Journal article from USA explores sexuality education teachers' identities and examines the ways in which teachers' experiences mediated their agency and resistance in classrooms.

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'Is it like one of those infectious kind of things?' The importance of educating young people about HPV and HPV vaccination at school (2017)

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Australia
immunisation
STIs and BBVs

The HPV vaccination program in Australia commenced in 2007 for girls and 2013 for boys. Students at school receive little or no education about HPV or HPV vaccination prior to immunisation. This trial conducted an intervention in schools to improve knowledge, psycho-social outcomes and vaccination uptake.

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5th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health (2013)

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Australia
sex education
STIs and BBVs

The 5th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2013 and involved over 2000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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6th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health (2018)

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Australia
gender diversity
intimate relationships
online
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

The 6th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2018 and involved over 6000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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Adolescent romantic relationships - evidence summary report (2012)

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Australia
adolescence
intimate relationships

An evidence summary outlining why adolescent relationships are important and whether they should be encouraged or avoided.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

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Australia
families
gender diversity
intimate relationships
LGBTI
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

A centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships based at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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Barriers and prompts to parent-child sexual communication

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International
families
guidelines
intimate relationships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
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sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

A research report from 2016 investigating what prompts parents to start the conversation about sexuality with their children. Many parents feel that their children are too young to talk about sexuality, and often don't know how to start the conversation. This article addresses barriers that parents experience in regards to talking about sexuality with their children.

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Building capacity in sexuality education: The Northern Bay College experience (2012)

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Australia
sex education

A report on the first phase of a five-year project at Northern Bay College in Geelong to enhance sexuality education for Prep - Year 12 students using a whole-school and community partnership approach.

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Challenging gender stereotypes in the early years: the power of parents

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Australia
families
gender
gender diversity
guidelines
parenting
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This paper provides an overview of survey findings and discusses the key results within the context of international literature on early childhood, gender and development, and parenting.

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Curtin University provision of professional development services in school-based sexuality and relationships education: project overview (2014 - 2016)

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Western Australia
sex education

Between 2014- 2016, Curtin University conducted a comprehensive educational program for both practicing teachers and pre-service undergraduate student teachers to equip them to deliver SRE in schools. This infographic provides a project overview, highlighting key achievements of the project over the three year period.

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Education programs for Indigenous Australians about sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses (2013)

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Australia
multicultural
sex education
STIs and BBVs

This 2013 resource sheet, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, examines evidence on the effectiveness of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Evaluation of the implementation of a relationship and sexuality education project in WA schools (2019)

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Western Australia
intimate relationships
sex education

Article evaluating the implementation of a relationships and sexuality education project in WA schools.

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Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health (2014)

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Australia
contraception
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

A brief overview of current knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young Australians. Outlines the role of education and social marketing in reducing the prevalence of STIs (May, 2014).

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Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019

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Australia
family and domestic violence
research and reports
sexual abuse

Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue. It affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds, but mainly women and children. This report explores the impact of family, domestic and sexual violence among vulnerable groups.

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GDHR impact evaluation (2016)

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Western Australia
sex education

The final report, executive summary and accompanying documents associated with the independent Impact Evaluation of the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) website in 2016.

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Growing and developing healthy relationships annual website report (2018-2019)

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Western Australia
sex education
sexual health

Annual analytics and updates of the Department of Health's GDHR website

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Guiding principles for the provision and practice of sexual health education (2003)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
parenting
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

This document, developed by the WA Department of Health in 2003, is a guide for the provision of effective community and school-based education about STIs.

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HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour (2012)

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Australia
intimate relationships
LGBTI
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

This report presents data from social and behavioural research conducted by the National Centre in HIV Research. Includes data on the sexual health of young people.

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Increasing the resilience of young people at risk: A literature review (2009)

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Australia
emotional literacy

This report provides an analysis of a literature review focusing on what works to increase resilience for at-risk and marginalised young people.

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Is this normal? Understanding your child's sexual development from birth to the teens

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Australia
families
guidelines
parenting
protective behaviours
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sex education

This book explains the "Traffic Lights" framework for understanding and responding to children's sexual behaviours. It describes everyday situations and provides tools to support communication with children about sexuality and relationships.

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