A video showing a girl (face only) growing from a baby to a teenager in 5min 28sec.
A video showing a boy (face only) growing from a baby to a teenager in 3min 46sec.
Commissioner for Children and Young People's profile of children and young people in WA.
A simple yet sensitively written picture book that covers changes in bodies and appearance during puberty, good hygiene and other issues including protective behaviours and feelings for young women with special needs.
A practical guide for teenage girls on understanding the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty.
Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.
Topics: online safety.
The internet has changed parenting forever. Carr-Gregg provides an essential guide to the online world of today's real wired children, from toddlers to teenagers.
Age: Parents and teacher.
A free three stage education program for high school students. Each stage offers a term of scaffolded lessons that builds upon the previous stage. Topics include: gender stereotypes and expectations, respectful relationship qualities, non-consensual image sharing, decision making frameworks, communication techniques, sexual consent and sexual assault, help seeking and critical analysis.
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities with an aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. Each state has their own website with state specific services and information.
SECCA is a non-profit organisation which supports people with disabilities, in their efforts to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health across the lifespan. Offers education and training, counselling and consultancy services.
Sex Ed Rescue is run by Cath Hakanson, a sex educator who helps parents to get the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with their children about sex and relationships. This site offers videos, resources, books reviews, and a free 5 day sex ed bootcamp. Sex Ed Rescue also have a parent Facebook Group that offers opportunities for parents to seek feedback on specific topics and scenarios.
The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators. Funds service providers to deliver free and low cost education sessions, professional development, clinical appointments, testing and treatment. All SHBBVP hardcopy resources (posters, pamphlets, etc) can be bulk ordered for free in WA by setting up a free account at doh.getquickmail.com. Email email@example.com for individual copies.
Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.
Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.
A 232 page paperback book containing information to help parents interact with their children as they develop healthy sexuality and a sense of self.
Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides counselling and education for people with disability. Our counsellors and psychologists specialise in sexuality, relationships & protective education. We also offer education and support to parents, carers, community groups, school students, professionals, and anyone with an interest in disability and sexual health.
This UK resource is aimed at educating young people about the vulva (the outside part of the female reproductive system that is often misnamed ‘vagina’). The booklet uses illustrations to normalise the wide range of ‘normal’ when it comes to the appearance of the vulva. It also details the changes which happen during puberty that are often not described.
SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse. Provides teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability.
Topics: menstruation, puberty
A step by step guide on how to manage periods, including use and disposal of pads. A puberty resource written for girls with special needs, including intellectual disability, physical disability, communication disorder and Autism.
ABC news article (Feb 2021) - searches on sexting and cyberbullying increased by 55% and 39% respectively since the pandemic began.