Parenting


12 principles of best practice RSE

SHINE's Relationships and sexual health education principles of best practice.

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2008 Parents and Sex Education in Western Australia: A Consultation with Parents on Educating their Children about Sexual Health at Home and School

This research project was commissioned by the WA Department of Health to report on the role and needs of parents and teachers as sexual health educators of their children.

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2008 Parents and Sex Education: Parents’ Attitudes to Sexual Health Education in WA Schools

This project was commissioned by the WA Department of Health to determine parents' attitudes to sexual health education programs conducted in schools, and also what resources were required to assist parents to conduct sexual health education at home.

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2009 Sexuality Education: The why, who and what of relationship education in WA Schools

Report on Tertiary Lecturers' Seminar conducted in November 2009 to promote the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) resources to tertiary educators and students.

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2012 HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour

This report presents data from social and behavioural research conducted by the National Centre in HIV Research. Includes data on the sexual health of young people.

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2013 5th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health

The 5th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2013 and involved over 2000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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2013 It’s about more than just sex: curricula and educational materials to help young people achieve better sexual and reproductive health

The toolkit provides descriptions of high-quality, adult- and youth-led curricula designed to improve youth sexual and reproductive health.

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2015 Sexting and young people

47% of young people have engaged in sending and receiving sexually suggestive pictures (sexting). Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.

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2016 ‘It is not all about sex’: Young people’s views about sexuality and relationships education

A report summarising the views of South Australian and Victorian high school students on sexuality and relationships education.

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2017 "I'd rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission": Sexuiality education teachers' mediated agency and resistance

Journal article from USA explores sexuality education teachers' identities and examines the ways in which teachers' experiences mediated their agency and resistance in classrooms.

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2017 'Is it like one of those infectious kind of things?' The importance of educating young people about HPV and HPV vaccination at school

The HPV vaccination program in Australia commenced in 2007 for girls and 2013 for boys. Students at school receive little or no education about HPV or HPV vaccination prior to immunisation. This trial conducted an intervention in schools to improve knowledge, psycho-social outcomes and vaccination uptake.

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

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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2018 Mission Australia youth survey 2018

Survey of 28,000 Australian young people aged 15-19 years. Covering topics such as: education; post school plans; employment; values and concerns; who they go to for help; family relationships; discrimination; what activities they are involved in; happiness; feelings about the future. Broken down into state responses.

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Adolescent romantic relationships

An evidence summary outlining why adolescent relationships are important and whether they should be encouraged or avoided (2012).

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Alcohol and other drugs

School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) empowers school based staff, parents and community agencies, through professional learning services and support resources, to develop effective drug and road safety education programs within schools and communities.

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All good?

Information on STIs and BBVs, places to get testing and treatment - written and audio translations in over 20 languages.

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Australian Government - Age of Consent Laws

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

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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Boy puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween boy

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their sons about puberty and sex. Tells you what topics to cover and gives ideas on how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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