Western Australian Research and Reports
Research & Reports - Western Australian
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.
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.
Report on Tertiary Lecturers' Seminar conducted in November 2009 to promote the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) resources to tertiary educators and students.
2014 - 2016 Curtin University provision of professional development services in school-based sexuality and relationships education: project overview
Between 2014- 2016, Curtin University conducted a comprehensive educational program for both practicing teachers and pre-service undergraduate student teachers to equip them to deliver SRE in schools. This infographic provides a project overview, highlighting key achievements of the project over the three year period.
2014 Teaching Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE): Getting it right for pre-service teachers
This report details the results of research with pre-service teachers to determine their confidence in teaching SRE, and their thoughts on the content and assessments of the proposed SRE course/unit at Curtin University.
The final report, executive summary and accompanying documents associated with the independent Impact Evaluation of the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) website in 2016.
2018 Sexuality and relationship education training to primary and secondary school teachers: an evaluation of provision in Western Australia
A journal article describing the formative, process and short term impact evaluation of sexuality and relationships education (SRE) training for teachers in Western Australia over a three year period.
Annual analytics and updates of the Department of Health's GDHR website
2019 Evaluation of the implementation of a relationship and sexuality education project in WA schools
Article evaluating the implementation of a relationships and sexuality education project in WA schools.
A survey of WA Year 10-12's outlining: knowledge about STIs/BBVs; sexual behaviours; contraception use; online experiences; and informal/formal sexual health education.
A GDHR printable illustration showing a circumcised and uncircumcised penis. This can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.
A range of GDHR labelled illustrations of the female reproductive system - front view, side view, coloured and black & white. These can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.
A GDHR illustration showing foetal development during pregnancy within a side view of the body at 4 week intervals to 40 weeks.
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.
This document, developed by the WA Department of Health in 2003, is a guide for the provision of effective community and school-based education about STIs.
A range of GDHR illustrations of the male reproductive anatomy - side view - coloured, black & white, labelled and unlabelled, with erection, without erection. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.
A GDHR chart describing changes during the menstrual cycle. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.
A set of GDHR illustrations showing implantation to 24 weeks of pregnancy - a side view of foetal growth within the body. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.
A set of GDHR illustrations showing the first and second trimester of pregnancy in colour or b&w. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.
Commissioner for Children and Young People's profile of children and young people in WA.
A free three stage education program for high school students. Each stage offers a term of scaffolded lessons that builds upon the previous stage. Topics include: gender stereotypes and expectations, respectful relationship qualities, non-consensual image sharing, decision making frameworks, communication techniques, sexual consent and sexual assault, help seeking and critical analysis.