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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
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)

Agencies
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!

Program/resource
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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Special boys' business

Book
Puberty
puberty
special needs

Topics: puberty. Autism, special needs.


Non-fiction


A puberty resource written for boys with special needs, including intellectual disability, physical disability, communication disorder and Autism.


Age: 8+

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Special girls' business

Book
Puberty
puberty

Topics: menstruation, puberty


Non-fiction


A step by step guide on how to manage periods, including use and disposal of pads. A puberty resource written for girls with special needs, including intellectual disability, physical disability, communication disorder and Autism.


Age: 8+

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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 growing up book for boys

Book
Puberty
puberty
special needs

Topics: puberty, Autism.


Non-fiction


What boys on the Autistic Spectrum need to know about puberty. Covers topics: changes during puberty, shaving, erections, wet dreams, crushes, friendships, internet safety, body safety, emotions.


Ages: Parents and teachers.


Book review by Cath Hak 4min 2sec (external links)

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The growing up guide for girls

Book
Puberty
puberty
special needs

Topics: puberty, special needs, Autism


Non-fiction


What girls on the Autistic Spectrum need to know about puberty. Covers changes during puberty, menstruation, emotions, crushes, appropriate behaviours, friends, staying safe online.


Age: Parents and teachers.


Review of book by Cath Hak 4min 9sec (external link)

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The sex education answer book

Book
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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The sustainable period project

Websites
puberty
reproduction

Free resources to help educate about re-usable and sustainable menstrual hygiene options including a free sample kit.

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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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True (Family Planning Queensland)

Agencies
Clinical services
Professional development
Support services
Australia
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
preventative health
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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Yarning quiet ways

Free book/brochure
Book
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
bodies
consent
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex

A WA Department of Health resource to help parents and carers of young Aboriginal people yarn about strong, safe and healthy relationships. Age and stage appropriate information for parents of children birth to teens.

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Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
adolescence
bodies
consent
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
preventative health
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.

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