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

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Australia
sexual diversity
gender diversity
safer sex
sex education
sexting
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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Australia
adolescence
bodies
contraception
emotional literacy
gender
sexual diversity
gender diversity
reproduction
safer sex

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

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

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Teacher
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Australia
sexual diversity
gender diversity
safer sex
sex education

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)

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Upper primary
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Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
diversity
emotional literacy
sexual diversity
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
friendships
sex education
STIs and BBVs

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

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Gender Spectrum

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gender
LGBTI
gender diversity

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
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Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
gender
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender diversity
puberty
friendships
bullying
sexting

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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Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools

Guidelines
Western Australia
sexual diversity
gender 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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Living Proud

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Western Australia
help seeking
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender 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
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
help seeking
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender 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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Reachout.com

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Upper primary
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Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
health education
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
mental health
online
relationships
families
friendships
safer sex
sex education
sexting

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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Safe Schools Coalition

Australia
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender 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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Sex Ed Rescue

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Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education

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.

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

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Upper primary
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Upper secondary
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Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
special needs

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

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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
consent
emotional literacy
gender
sexual diversity
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
friendships
safer sex
special needs

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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The Freedom Centre

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Upper primary
Lower secondary
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Upper secondary
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Parent
Western Australia
gender
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender diversity

The Freedom Centre supports young people (under 26), families and communities to be healthy, happy and informed about diverse sexuality, sex and gender. They host drop in spaces and peer support for young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer and Questioning.

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The sex education answer book

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Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education

Non-fiction


Age appropriate answers to all of the tough questions children ask parents about sex. Set out in ages 3 - 14.


Age: Parents and teachers of 3 to 14 year olds

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Top tips from Talk soon. Talk often.

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

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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Trans Pathways Summary Report (2017)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
LGBTI
gender diversity
mental health

The mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people in Australia. Summary report of survey findings.

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True (Family Planning Queensland)

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Clinical services
Professional development
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Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Queensland. Includes a section specific to schools and teachers.

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Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project

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Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
puberty
reproduction
safer sex

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia's (YACWA) YEP Crew support and educate young people in relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues. They run a variety of interactive workshops for young people that run from 45 min to 1.5 hours and are led by peer educators. Topics include: respectful relationships and consent; STIs and BBVs; contraception; gender and sexuality; the technosexual world; sex and the law.