Adolescence

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ABC

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bodies
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Learning resources mapped to Australian Curriculum. Includes: videos about the human body, viruses, bacteria.

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Adolescent relationships

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Western Australia
adolescence

Background information about adolescents' relationships with their families and peers. Includes related site resources and other recommended links.

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Adolescent romantic relationships - evidence summary report (2012)

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

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Age of consent laws

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Age of consent laws for each state in Australia from the Australian Government, Child Family Community Australia.

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Australian standards of care and treatment guidelines for transgender and gender diverse children and adolecents

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Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines aiming to maximise quality care given to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia.

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Boy puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween boy

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Western Australia
adolescence
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For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their sons about puberty and sex. Tells you what topics to cover and gives ideas on how to start conversations.

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Bullying. No way!

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Managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities (SSSC) Working Group. The SSSC includes representatives from all states and territories, including Catholic and Independent schooling representatives. Members work together to create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected and valued. Includes information about understanding, responding, preventing and teaching about bullying.

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Cyber savvy

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A web resource developed in Western Australia to help young people prevent and address problems associated with online behaviour, particularly image-sharing.

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Dr Yes

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adolescence
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puberty
reproduction
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sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

The Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA) Dr Yes project sends specially trained volunteer medical students into high schools to have frank, open discussions on topics concerning youth health including sexual health. Enquiries can be made through dryes@amawa.com.au

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eSafeKids

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eSafeKids educates, equips and empowers children and young people to have safe and positive experiences. eSafeKids support and inspire parents, carers, educators and other professionals to talk with children about Protective Behaviours, body safety, esafety, digital wellness and pornography. Services include: professional development, parent/carer and student workshops. Resources to teach: protective behaviours, body safety, consent, media literacy, digital wellness, cyber safety, pornography and more.

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eSafety Commissioner

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A one-stop-shop for online safety, including classroom resources, outreach programs, school policies and parent resources from the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

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Everything you never wanted your kids to know about sex (but were afraid they’d ask): the secrets to surviving your child’s sexual development from birth to the teens

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Written by doctors, a guide to coping with a child’s sexual maturation.

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From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education

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This book chapter presents findings from research with young people in England about their understandings of sexual consent. The study was carried out on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, as part of their two year inquiry into sexual exploitation in the contexts of gangs and groups.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

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Check out the Get the Facts 'Laugh and Learn' series of videos on the Get the Facts website. Designed to make young people laugh while they learn about puberty, condoms, BBVs and keeping safe in sexual situations.

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Girl puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween girl

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adolescence
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Topics: puberty


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For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their daughters about puberty and sex. Explains what topics to cover and how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

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adolescence
body image
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sexual diversity

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'Girls Like That' explores the pressures caused by technology when a schoolgirls naked photograph goes viral.

'Banana Boys' is about the challenge of being on the school football team and being secretly gay.

'Holloway Jones' is a about with growing up with a parent in prison.

'Pronoun' is about two childhood sweethearts dealing with the fact that one of them, Isabella, has come out as transgender.

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Guide to sexual behaviours in children and young people (2015)

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adolescence
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A traffic light guide to identify, understand and respond to sexual behaviours

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Handbook for parents - consortium on the management of disorders of sex development

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International
adolescence
families
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sexual diversity

A handbook for parents with children who have intersex variations.

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Headspace

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adolescence
families
friendships
gender diversity
help seeking
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mental health
sexual diversity
sexual health

Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, work and study support. There are over 100 centres in Australia. eheadspace is the national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. qheadspace offers online support for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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How to use a condom

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An animation from the Get The Facts website demonstrating how to use a condom correctly.

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