Relationships

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6 - short films

Videos
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
emotional literacy
families and friendships
LGBTI
mental health
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
family and domestic violence
bullying
sexual diversity

6 short films centred around a group of 17 year old males and the issues they are dealing with. Topics: self-esteem, bullying, sexuality, suicide, crime, drink driving. .

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

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
online
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
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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Adolescent romantic relationships - evidence summary report (2012)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
relationships
romantic
sexual

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

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Age of consent laws

Agencies
Websites
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
consent
law

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia from the Australian Government, Child Family Community Australia.

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Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
International
emotional literacy
families and friendships
relationships
friendships

Topics: resilience, emotions, feelings, jealousy, anger, hate, isolation,  injustice, siblings, friendship.


Fiction


Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in his hair. His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!


Age: 6 to 9 years.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Research and reports
Websites
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
LGBTI
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

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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Because it's my body!

Books
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
International
consent
families and friendships
parenting
protective behaviours
relationships
friendships
family and domestic violence
sexual abuse

Topics: protective behaviours, child abuse prevention, bodily autonomy, safety, art.


Fiction


Focusing on empowerment and prevention, this approachable book gives young children a way to reject unwanted, possibly harmful physical contact by adults and other kids.


Age: 4 to 7 years.

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Calls to teach consent in schools

News articles
Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
gender
help seeking
law
protective behaviours
relationships
romantic
sexual
family and domestic violence
sexual abuse
sexualisation

7min TV news video from 10 Play, The Project (PG). 21 Feb 2021. An online petition has revealed the extent of alleged sexual assault playing out in Australia's schools.

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Dr Yes

Presenters/Workshops
Agencies
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
families and friendships
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
relationships
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

The Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA) Dr Yes project sends specially trained volunteer medical students into high schools to have frank, open discussions on topics concerning youth health including sexual health. Enquiries can be made through dryes@amawa.com.au

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Emily's blue period

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Parent
International
emotional literacy
families and friendships
mental health
relationships

Topics: emotional literacy, sadness, change, families, divorce


Fiction


Emily wants to be an artist. She likes painting and loves the way artists like Pablo Picasso mixed things up. Emily's life is a little mixed up right now. Her dad doesn't live at home anymore, and it feels like everything around her is changing. She is going through her 'blue period'. A book about a young child dealing with her parent's divorce.


Ages: 4 to 8 years.

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Evaluation of the implementation of a relationship and sexuality education project in WA schools (2019)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
relationships
sex education

Article evaluating the implementation of a relationships and sexuality education project in WA schools.

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Everyone's Got a Bottom

Books
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
families and friendships
parenting
protective behaviours
relationships
family and domestic violence
sexual abuse

A story about students keeping safe, written in a style that is fun and positive. It is a tool to start a conversation with students about self-protection (3 to 8 years). Available to purchase from Family Planning Queensland.

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Everything you never wanted your kids to know about sex (but were afraid they’d ask): the secrets to surviving your child’s sexual development from birth to the teens

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Parent
International
adolescence
parenting
puberty
relationships

Written by doctors, a guide to coping with a child’s sexual maturation.

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FPNSW: Family Planning NSW

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Clinical services
Professional development
Presenters/Workshops
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
contraception
families and friendships
multicultural
parenting
puberty
reproduction
sex education
special needs
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
contraception
gender
law
media literacy
online
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sexting
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 in sexual situations.

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Headspace

Agencies
Support services
Websites
Upper primary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
gender diversity
LGBTI
mental health
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
sexual diversity
sexual health

Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, work and study support. There are over 100 centres in Australia. eheadspace is the national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. qheadspace offers online support for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
LGBTI
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

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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How to take the grrr out of anger

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Parent
International
emotional literacy
families and friendships
relationships
friendships

Topics: emotional literacy, anger, coping strategies.


Non-fiction


This book combines information, jokes and funny cartoons to help children understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways—some healthy, some not. It teaches them how to recognise anger in themselves and others, how to handle situations and emotions (loneliness, guilt, frustration, fear) that lead to anger, and how to deal with the anger they feel.


Ages: 8 to 11 years.

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Kaiyai Girl

Programs
Videos
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
consent
families and friendships
help seeking
multicultural
reproduction
relationships
friendships
sexual
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Kaiyai Girl is a teaching resource for use with students in early adolescence through to early adulthood. It tackles the issues of drug and alcohol use and its impact on decision-making and personal control.

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Kids Helpline

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Support services
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Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
families and friendships
help seeking
parenting
relationships
friendships

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. The website also provides lots of valuable information for kids and parents.

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