Puberty

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DivaCup - free menstrual cup education resources

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Program/resource
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
puberty
reproduction

Diva International Inc. provides free resources about the DivaCup to health professionals and educators. Menstrual cups are a sustainable menstrual care option. To access a free education pack, contact the Australian distributor - Barton Brands info@bartonbrands.com.au.

 

The educator pack includes: 1 x Model 0 DivaCup (for under 18s); 1 x Model 1 DivaCup (for under 30s and those who have not had a child); 1 x Model 2 DivaCup (for over 30s and/or those who have had a child); 1 x educational brochure.

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

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Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
consent
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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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

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Western Australia
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
body image
gender
law
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
puberty
safer sex
sexualisation
STIs and BBVs

Check out the Get the Facts 'Laugh and Learn' series of videos on the Get the Facts website. Designed to make young people laugh while they learn about puberty, condoms, BBVs and keeping safe.

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Girls & boys and puberty

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Free book/brochure
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
puberty

A WA Department of Health booklet for both girls and boys addressing the changes that happen during puberty and how to look after yourself during this time. 'Girls and puberty' can be found on one side and then the booklet can be flipped over to read 'Boys and puberty'. Aimed at ages 10-13+.

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How to talk to kids about bodies

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Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
bodies
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Topics: bodies, reproductive organs.


Non-fiction


A 38 page guide for parents showing them how to have shame-free conversations with their child about their genitals.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 0 to 12 years.

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Let's talk about sex

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International
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting

Topics: sex education


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.


Age: Parents and teachers of pre-teens and teens.

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Book
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education

Topics: puberty, protective behaviours, reproduction.


Non-fiction


Cartoon illustrated book for parents to read to children about differences between male and female reproductive systems, private body parts, sexual intercourse, love, puberty, what touching is ok/not ok, families. Simple facts as a starting point for conversations. 

Book review by Cath Hak 6min (external link)


Age: Parents and teachers of 4 to 11 year olds.

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Let's talk about where babies come from

Book
International
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Topics: sex education, conception, reproduction, families, bodies.


Non-fiction


Comics and cartoons outlining:  similarities and differences between girls and boys, growing up, reproductive organs, how babies are made, what sex is, what is love, same sex attraction, conception, pregnancy, different types of birth, genetics (e.g. hair colour), different kinds of families, keeping safe (consensual touch), HIV (but not other STI/BBVs). A book that parents/teachers can read to younger children, or older children can read themselves. 

Book review by Cath Hak 4min 36sec.


Age: 7 to 11 years.

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Menstrual cycle

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Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
puberty
reproduction

(2 min 37 sec animated video) All you need to know about periods and the menstrual cycle explained in simple, clear images and language (Age 9+).

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People 1st Programme

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Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
STIs and BBVs

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers. Services are available in the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff

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Book
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
sexual diversity
puberty
friendships

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

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Sex Ed Rescue

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Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
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 Blood-borne Virus Program

Agencies
Western Australia
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
health education
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators. Funds service providers to deliver free and low cost education sessions, professional development, clinical appointments, testing and treatment.

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

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Presenters/Workshop
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Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
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Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
preventative health
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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SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters)

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Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
help seeking
pornography
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
STIs and BBVs

SHQ provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.

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So what is a vulva anyway? - FREE

Free book/brochure
Book
International
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
puberty
reproduction

This UK resource is aimed at educating young people about the vulva (the outside part of the female reproductive system that is often misnamed ‘vagina’). The booklet uses illustrations to normalise the wide range of ‘normal’ when it comes to the appearance of the vulva. It also details the changes which happen during puberty that are often not described.

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SoSAFE!

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Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
safer sex
sex education
special needs

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

Book
Free book/brochure
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
gender
sexual diversity
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
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 sex education answer book

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

Topics: sex education, puberty, reproduction, gender diversity, sexual diversity, contraception, romantic relationships, intimate relationships, bodies, consent, pornography, 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 book/brochure
Guidelines
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
gender
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
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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