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

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

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

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Australia
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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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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

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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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Barriers and prompts to parent-child sexual communication

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A research report from 2016 investigating what prompts parents to start the conversation about sexuality with their children. Many parents feel that their children are too young to talk about sexuality, and often don't know how to start the conversation. This article addresses barriers that parents experience in regards to talking about sexuality with their children.

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Building capacity in sexuality education: The Northern Bay College experience (2012)

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A report on the first phase of a five-year project at Northern Bay College in Geelong to enhance sexuality education for Prep - Year 12 students using a whole-school and community partnership approach.

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Community PDF Session (EOI) for School Nurses and other practitioners

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The Curtin University Relationships and Sexuality Education Project (https://rseproject.org.au/) provides professional development training to schools in the area of relationships and sexuality education (RSE). Due to high demand, we are seeking expressions of interest for a 2-day workshop specifically for community groups, service providers, and others who wish to upskill in RSE from outside the school sector.

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Curtin University provision of professional development services in school-based sexuality and relationships education: project overview (2014 - 2016)

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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.

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Education programs for Indigenous Australians about sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses (2013)

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This 2013 resource sheet, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, examines evidence on the effectiveness of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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

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

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Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health (2014)

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Australia
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A brief overview of current knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young Australians. Outlines the role of education and social marketing in reducing the prevalence of STIs (May, 2014).

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From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education

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This book chapter presents findings from research with young people in England about their understandings of sexual consent. The study was carried out on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, as part of their two year inquiry into sexual exploitation in the contexts of gangs and groups.

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GDHR impact evaluation (2016)

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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.

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Growing and developing healthy relationships annual website report (2018-2019)

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Annual analytics and updates of the Department of Health's GDHR website

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Is this normal? Understanding your child's sexual development from birth to the teens

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Australia
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This book explains the "Traffic Lights" framework for understanding and responding to children's sexual behaviours. It describes everyday situations and provides tools to support communication with children about sexuality and relationships.

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Issues Paper: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) children and young people

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Paper by the Commissioner for Children and Young People on gender and sexual diversity.

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

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

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Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolecent safer sex behavior: a meta-analysis

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An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.

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Parents and sex education in Western Australia: A consultation with parents on educating their children about sexual health at home and school (2008)

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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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Parents and sex education: Parents’ attitudes to sexual health education in WA schools (2010)

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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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