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Below you can find online and face-to-face training to improve your skills at talking about sexual health with young people.

Please note if a young person has a personal question about sexual health and want to talk to a sexual health nurse, they can ask Nurse Nettie.

The SHAPE Program: All you need to know 

The SHAPE Program is a best practice peer education program for organisations that want to start a new sexual health peer education program with young people, incorporate sexual health into an existing peer education program, or enhance an existing sexual health peer education program.

The SHAPE Program not only educates young people but also provides a great opportunity for young people to develop skills.

To implement this training, click HERE to review the materials to start your sexual health program or strength your current one with peer education.

The SHAPE Program: Promotional Tool Kit 

The SHAPE Program is to be promoted by anyone who works with or provides support for groups of young people. To promote the program on your social media, email or website, click HERE to review and download the available resources.

Peer education is a great way to communicate sexual health information among groups of young people, as they engage best with peers.

Sticky Stuff Online

Sticky Stuff Online is an engaging and interactive adaption of the popular Sticky Stuff training delivered across the state. This online training creates an exciting opportunity for organisations caring for young people and workers looking for tools, tips and activities for engaging young people around sexual health. Sticky Stuff Online is also an ideal refresher for those who have attended Sticky Stuff in the past.

This online training is completely self-paced, free to access, takes about an hour or so and provides a certificate upon completion.

To access the training, follow this link to go to Yfoundations’ website and click on the Sticky Stuff Online training link.

The Nitty Gritty

The Nitty Gritty: Specialised reproductive and sexual health training for youth workers. This course provides strategies for youth workers and others working with young people to support good reproductive and sexual health in young people.  Explore ways to communicate effectively about consent, STIs and contraception and identify appropriate resources and referral pathways for young people, including specific approaches for working with priority population groups.

The Nitty Gritty Online

The Nitty Gritty Online is a self-paced online version of this course consisting of 5 modules. The Core Module covers communication strategies and health literacy, consent, STIs and contraception and takes up to 2 hours. The other four modules each take up to 45 minutes and cover strategies for working effectively with young people from priority groups including LGBTIQA+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander,  culturally and linguistically diverse communities and young people with disability.  Participants receive a Statement of Completion for each module completed.

This course is free to access and has been designed to build on and complement Sticky Stuff training.

Doin It Right

AH&MRC has created a new online program, ‘Doin it Right’, which explores issues related to sexual health. The online program was created as a tool to educate Indigenous Youth and Aboriginal Health Workers on sexual health topics including sexuality, gender, reproductive systems, self-esteem, STI’s, healthy relationships and pregnancy. The program was created to address the gap in sexual health education for Indigenous Youth and aims to equip Aboriginal Health Workers/Professionals with the resources needed to communicate around these complex issues.

To access the training, visit the AH&MRC online learning platform and click ‘Doin It Right’.

ACON Pride Training

Pride Training for health and community organisations and service providers.

ACON provides courses, information and services to assist health and community organisations to increase their knowledge of LGBTI communities, their experiences living in Australia, and guidance on inclusive practices.
ACON has over 30 years history working with LGBTI communities and 10 years of delivering and inclusion programs. ACON trainers are community members and allies.

Because You Care

Because you care: fostering conversations about sexual and reproductive health is for foster carers, those working in the OOHC sector, and those with interest in trauma informed sexual health conversations. The development of because you care involved extensive consultation with key agencies in both the trauma and out of home care sectors.

Because you care was developed by Yfoundations partnership with the Play Safe Programs Out of Home Care working group and is free to access here.

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