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 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.
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.
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).
Toolkit from Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy (RASARA) that covers a range of issues relating to sexual consent and sexual assault. RASARA are an organisation that advocates for rape and consent law reform across Australia.
Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.
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.
(2 min 50 sec animated video) Uses the analogy of making someone a cup of tea to explain the basics of sexual consent. (Age 14+)
Information and strategies for teachers, educators and parents educating children from birth to 18 years of age using the Alberta Education Human Sexuality curriculum based on the Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education.
A teaching resource from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, exploring relationships, sexual consent, equity and sexual and reproductive health.