10 principles of best practice RSE
SHINE's Relationships and sexual health education principles of best practice.
Barriers and prompts to parent-child sexual communication
A research report from 2016 investigating what prompts parents to start the conversation about sexuality with their children. Many parents feel that their children are too young to talk about sexuality, and often don't know how to start the conversation. This article addresses barriers that parents experience in regards to talking about sexuality with their children.
Canadian guidelines for sexual health education (2019)
Provides a framework for developing and evaluating evidence-based sexual health education in the Canadian context.
Challenging gender stereotypes in the early years: the power of parents
This paper provides an overview of survey findings and discusses the key results within the context of international literature on early childhood, gender and development, and parenting.
Developing sexual health programmes - a framework for action (WHO)
Developed by the World Health Organization (2010), this framework can be used to develop a comprehensive, community-based sexual health program.
From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education
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.
Guide to responding to the sharing of explicit material
eSafety toolkit for schools: creating safer online environments
Guide to supporting a student to affirm or transition gender identity at school
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.
Guidelines for supporting sexual and gender diversity in schools (2014)
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.
International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence informed approach (2018)
This document is based on a rigorous review of evidence on sexuality education programs for 5-18 year olds. It is aimed at education and health-sector decision makers and professionals.
LGBTIQ+ inclusivity school climate assessment
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.
Making every school a health-promoting school
This article provides comment on the effects of COVID on mental health on children and social inequalities. It points to the idea that schools should be appreciated not only as sites for academic and social learning, but also settings that can enhance student health and wellbeing.
Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolecent safer sex behavior: a meta-analysis
An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.
Porn and your kids fact sheet
1 page fact sheet with tips on how and why to talk about kids about pornography.
Principles of gender-inclusive puberty and health education (2016)
Providing perspectives and language to account for every student's unique journey through puberty to adulthood.
Responding to problem sexual behaviour in children and young people (2019)
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.
Sexuality and gender based bullying in schools fact sheets
Equal Opportunity Commission fact sheets for students, parents/care givers and school staff.
Starting a Rainbow Group
A resource that helps schools develop groups that empower all young people and in particular members of the LGBTIQA+ community. This resource schools to be inclusive and supportive environments free from discrimination, bullying and harassment regardless of intersex status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Supporting sexual diversity, intersex and gender diversity in schools (2015)
Safe schools Coalition Australia resource created in 2015.
Talk it like it is
A guide to communicating with your children about life, love, relationships and sex from SHINE South Australia.