Gender diversity

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

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
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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ABC

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Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
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Upper secondary
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Australia
adolescence
bodies
emotional literacy
gender
gender diversity
reproduction
sexual diversity

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

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ACON

Guidelines
Support services
Professional development
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

An organisation supporting community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Funded by NSW Ministry of Health.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Research and reports
Websites
Teacher
Parent
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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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.

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Gender Spectrum

Support services
Programs
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
gender
gender diversity
help seeking
LGBTI

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
LGBTI
puberty
sexting
sexual diversity

Fiction


'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 supporting a student to affirm or transition gender identity at school

Guidelines
Teacher notes
Teacher
Western Australia
gender diversity
LGBTI

A guidelines developed by Inclusive Education WA outlining how to support a student to affirm their gender. Inclusive Education WA was defunded in October 2020.

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Guidelines for supporting sexual and gender diversity in schools (2014)

Guidelines
Western Australia
gender diversity
intersex variations
LGBTI
sexual diversity

The Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools were released by the Equal Opportunity Commission Western Australia in 2014 to assist schools, in both public and private education sectors, to effectively address bullying specific to sexuality and gender diversity.

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Headspace

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Support services
Websites
Upper primary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
families
friendships
gender diversity
help seeking
LGBTI
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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Inclusive Education WA (IEWA)

Agencies
Professional development
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
gender diversity
health education
intersex variations
LGBTI
sexual diversity

NB: Funding for Inclusive Education WA (IEWA) ceased in October 2020. IEWA previously provided professional development and support for WA schools and staff who wanted to ensure that their schools environment were safe and inclusive for everyone, including for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse (SSAIGD) students, staff and families. Work is currently underway to help address the gap in this area. Please use the 'contact us' feature if you require support in this area in the meantime.

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Let's talk about sex

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
families
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

Non-fiction


Biological and psychological information about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and STIs, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. New edition includes expanded information on internet, texting safety, contraception and LGBT.

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LGBTIQ+ inclusivity school climate assessment

Guidelines
Teacher
Western Australia
gender diversity
sexual diversity

An assessment tool developed by Inclusive Education WA to assess the environment of the school for the safety and inclusive of LGBTIQ+ students and staff. Assessment tools for staff, administration and students.

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Living Proud

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Professional development
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
gender diversity
help seeking
intersex variations
LGBTI
mental health
sexual diversity

Living Proud is a non-profit organisation that provides support, information and resources to the WA lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, other sex, sexuality and gender diverse community. Services include: peer counselling, telephone counselling, professional development and lived experience forums.

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Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays WA (PFLAG-WA)

Support services
Agencies
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
friendships
gender diversity
help seeking
intersex variations
LGBTI
parenting
sexual diversity

PFLAG-WA is an organisation that supports the parents, family members and friends of loved ones who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. They offer peer support through their phone line and support group meetings.

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Principles of gender-inclusive puberty and health education (2016)

Guidelines
Teacher
International
gender diversity
puberty
sex education

Providing perspectives and language to account for every student's unique journey through puberty to adulthood.

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Reachout.com

Apps
Support services
Agencies
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender diversity
health education
help seeking
intimate relationships
mental health
multicultural
online
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

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.

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RELATE: Respectful relationships education program

Programs
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
consent
emotional literacy
friendships
gender
gender diversity
help seeking
law
media literacy
online
sexting
sexual abuse

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.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff

Free books/brochures
Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

A WA Department of Health booklet for teenagers addressing friends and relationships, sex and pregnancy.

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Safe Schools Coalition

Agencies
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
intersex variations
LGBTI
mental health
sexual diversity

A national coalition dedicated to making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people.

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