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Family Planning NSW

Agencies
Clinical services
Professional development
Presenters/Workshops
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
contraception
families
intimate relationships
multicultural
parenting
puberty
reproduction
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
pornography
protective behaviours
sex education
sexualisation

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

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Making sense of sex: a forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's Syndrome

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
intimate relationships
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual health

A paperback book for teenagers and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome who have questions about puberty, sex and relationships.

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More secret girls' business

Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
body image
emotional literacy
parenting
puberty

Topics: puberty, menstruation.


Non-fiction


Uses simple text and colour illustrations to explain how to manage periods. It includes notes for parents, teachers and carers.


Age: 8+

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Planet Puberty

Videos
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
puberty

A digital resource suite by Family Planning NSW for parents and carers of children with intellectual disability and/or autism.

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Puberty and special girls

Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
health education
puberty

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.

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Responding to problem sexual behaviour in children and young people (2019)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
guidelines
protective behaviours
puberty
sex education
sexual health
sexual abuse
sexualisation

Guidelines for education and care settings on responding to problem sexual behaviours (3rd edition, 2019). Lists age appropriate behaviours, concerning behaviours and serious behaviours with steps schools can take to respond and protect children.

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Safe4Kids

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Books
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
consent
families
family and domestic violence
help seeking
multicultural
parenting
protective behaviours

Safe4Kids provides training and resources in protective behaviours (child abuse prevention education). Services include: Teacher PD, student workshops, parent workshops.

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SECCA

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Professional development
Social media
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
help seeking
sexual health

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.

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
families
gender diversity
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.

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SHQ Disability

Agencies
Support services
Professional development
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
families
intimate relationships
sex education
sexual health

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.

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SoSAFE!

Programs
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
friendships
intimate relationships
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual abuse

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.

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Special boys' business

Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
body image
parenting
puberty

Topics: puberty. Autism, special needs.


Non-fiction


A puberty resource written for boys with special needs, including intellectual disability, physical disability, communication disorder and Autism.


Age: 8+

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Special girls' business

Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
puberty
reproduction

Topics: menstruation, puberty


Non-fiction


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.


Age: 8+

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Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex

Books
Free books/brochures
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
media literacy
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sexual diversity

A WA Department of Health booklet developed to support parents to initiate regular and relaxed conversations with their children about relationships and sexuality. Age and stage appropriate information for parents with children birth to teens. First published 2011, updated in 2019.

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Teaching children with Down Syndrome about their bodies, boundaries & sexuality

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
bodies
protective behaviours
sexual health

A 331 paperback resource for parents and educators that provides information and ideas on how to teach children with Down Syndrome about their bodies, puberty and sexuality.

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The Aspie Girl's guide to being safe with men: the unwritten safety rules no-one is telling you

Books
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
protective behaviours
sex education

This 176 page paperback book provides information for girls and women on the spectrum on dating, social interactions between men and women, and sexual conduct and relationships.

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The growing up book for boys

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
emotional literacy
friendships
intimate relationships
online
parenting
puberty

Topics: puberty, Autism.


Non-fiction


What boys on the Autistic Spectrum need to know about puberty. Covers topics: changes during puberty, shaving, erections, wet dreams, crushes, friendships, internet safety, body safety, emotions.


Ages: Parents and teachers.


Book review by Cath Hak 4min 2sec (external links)

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The growing up guide for girls

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
emotional literacy
friendships
intimate relationships
online
parenting
puberty

Topics: puberty, special needs, Autism


Non-fiction


What girls on the Autistic Spectrum need to know about puberty. Covers changes during puberty, menstruation, emotions, crushes, appropriate behaviours, friends, staying safe online.


Age: Parents and teachers.


Review of book by Cath Hak 4min 9sec (external link)

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Top tips from Talk soon. Talk often.

Free books/brochures
Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex

Top 20 tips for talking to kids about relationships and sexuality and the top 10 reasons why we must talk soon and often. An A4 flyer that outlines the tips included in the Talk soon. Talk often book on page 10-11 and 76-77. 

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