A centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships based at La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.
Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.
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.
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.
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.
Age: Parents and teachers of 4 to 11 year olds.
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.
Age: 7 to 11 years.
Let’s Yarn! has been developed to make it easier for educators, parents and health professionals to talk to young Aboriginal people about ways of developing strong, safe and healthy relationships. The website brings together useful resources developed by WA Health and other government and non-government agencies around Australia.
A news article from The Conversation written by Jacqui Hendriks from Curtin University.
Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.
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.
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.
Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.
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.
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
Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Queensland. Includes a section specific to schools and teachers.
An Australian website with resources designed for Aboriginal communities in syphilis outbreak areas (and the health professionals and educators working in these areas). Includes information on STIs and BBVs. Animations, videos, factsheets, posters and TV and radio ads. Sign up to their monthly newsletter for news on new resources and emerging topics.
A UK report that examines how young people can be educated about sex and relationships in this age of digital, mobile communications .