2 - 3 minute videos by AMAZE covering a variety of topics including puberty, mental health, sexual health, sexual identity, gender identity, etc. These videos are created in America so some of the terminology used may be different to that in Australia.
2 - 3 minute videos by AMAZE covering a variety of topics including puberty, mental health, sexual health, sexual identity, gender identity, etc. Translated into different languages. (These videos are created in America so some of the terminology used may be different to that in Australia(.
Topics: protective behaviours, child abuse prevention, bodily autonomy, safety, art.
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.
A picture book to start conversations about public and private body parts, introducing the concept of protective behaviours. Written in a light and positive tone.
Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue. It affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds, but mainly women and children. This report explores the impact of family, domestic and sexual violence among vulnerable groups.
This article aims to heighten awareness of mental health professional on the widespread social problem of child sexual abuse. The focus is on prevalence, mental health outcomes, and preventative strategies.
Respectful Relationships Education Program for young people aged 15-17 years. Consists of two interactive workshops: one on Relationship Violence, and one on Sex and Relationships, followed by creative workshops and community campaigns.
Article that discusses the mandatory teaching of consent in Australian schools focusing on how consent is an integral part of all relationships but how education in schools must continue to develop and listen to young people in terms of how relationships are taught to students.
A straightforward story of a young girl that was sexually abused by a friend's uncle. The young girl tells her mum and dad who help her. Explains that it is not her fault. A rhyming book.
A story that covers safe touch, personal space, types of touch, how to say no to unwanted touch, and how to tell someone if abuse has happened. Includes a letter to parents/carers.
NAPCAN's strategy is to support and encourage changes in individual and community behaviour to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts by: promoting quality child abuse prevention research; advocating for child safe policies and strategies, coordinating National Child Protection Week and promoting the Play Your Part strategy; demonstrating good practice; supporting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
A news article from The Conversation written by Jacqui Hendriks from Curtin University.
PB West provide Protective Behaviours education training and information for schools, educators and parents.
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.
Free 24 hour national counselling service for people at risk of, or who have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Practice brief addressing children's and young people's disclosure of abuse. It offers suggestions to parents, family members, friends, professionals or others to help respond to children and young people at the time of disclosure and in the longer term.
Guidelines for education and care settings on responding to problem sexual behaviours (3rd edition, 2019). Lists age appropriate behaviours, concerning behaviours and serious behaviours with steps schools can take to respond and protect children.
Safe4Kids provides training and resources in protective behaviours (child abuse prevention education). Services include: Teacher PD, student workshops, parent workshops.
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is a free 24-hour 7 days a week emergency service that offers assistance and support to any person aged 13 years and over who has experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact or behaviour in the previous 2 weeks. A free counselling service is also available (during business hours) to people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse in the past (more than 2 weeks ago).