SA Health updates Gonorrhoea treatment guideline

May 2016

Responding to antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea in the community, SA Health have updated their gonococcal treatment guidelines.

The updated Gonorrhoea diagnosis and management guidelines from SA Health can be found here

 

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Yarning Up Forum: Sex, Drugs and Mental Health – It’s Everyone’s Business!

SHine SA

The Yarning Up forum aims to bring together workers and community members to
share and promote the quality of work and research being done in the areas of Sexual Health, Mental Health/Social and Emotional Wellbeing, and Drugs and Alcohol.

The forum will allow networking with statewide service providers, facilitate the development of collaborative opportunities between agencies, and reflect the importance of a holistic approach to Aboriginal health.

Who should attend
• People who work with Aboriginal young people
• People who work with Aboriginal people in the areas of Sexual Health, Mental Health/Social and Emotional Wellbeing, and Drugs and Alcohol
• People who work in Aboriginal health
• Aboriginal community members who are interested in learning about these areas,
or who feel this may be relevant to them

Sponsorship
Limited sponsorships will be available to assist with travel, accommodation and registration costs. See website for further details.

Registration for the Yarning Up forum closes 30 May
There is no registration fee if you are a student.

Venue
The Sage Hotel
208 South Terrace, Adelaide

Further Information & Registration
www.shinesa.org.au/events/yarningup-forum

Download flyer (PDF) here Yarning Up Forum Flyer (4)

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Preventing Violence Against Women: Adelaide workshop

You are invited to learn more about the world first prevention framework, Change the Story.

This two hour workshop has been designed for anyone currently engaged, or considering being engaged, with preventing violence against women.
Released late in 2015, this evidence-based framework provides us with the road-map to a nationally coordinated and shared approached to preventing violence against women and their children.
Ending violence against women and their children is a national priority. Work is already being undertaken across a range of sectors – by governments, non-government organisations, researchers and practitioners – to change the attitudes, behaviours and environments that perpetuate this violence. However this work cannot be undertaken in isolation. To end violence, we need to reach everyone, everywhere, and we need to go beyond individual behaviour change and drive broader, social transformation across our country.
Monday 6 June 2016, 9 – 11.30 am Boulevard Room, Stamford Plaza, 150 North Terrace
Our Watch is delighted to advise that this free workshop will be opened by the Hon Zoe Bettison MP and Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Chair of Our Watch
To reserve your place at this workshop please reply to RSVP@ourwatch.org.au.
Download flyer (PDF) here South Australian Invitation
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SHine launches LGBTI Cultural Safety and Respect Workforce Training Package

SHine is excited to launch its LGBTI Cultural safety and Respect Training Package!

Creating and sustaining a workplace that values and celebrates sexual and
gender diversity has far reaching benefits for all of the stakeholders in your
organisation.

By providing a culture of safety and respect for Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) employees, clients or other
stakeholders, your organisation as a whole will benefit from a culture that
values and upholds diversity of all kinds.

SHine SA is the first and only South Australian organisation to be awarded
Rainbow Tick Accreditation for LGBTI Inclusive practice. We are also respected
for our education and training, making us ideally placed to train your staff on
LGBTI Cultural Safety and Respect.

Training outcomes:

> A clear understanding of the definitions and concepts around
LGBTI communities
> An awareness of assumptions, values and beliefs regarding LGBTI people and communities
> Knowledge of Anti-discrimination laws in SA (and recourse)
> How to create a safe and inclusive environment in the workplace for LGBTI people
> An understanding of how to use inclusive and respectful language
> An understanding of the intersectionality of LGBTI and
other identities
> Knowledge of where to find further resources and support services

When: Friday, 24 June 2016, 9am – 12.30pm
Where: SHine SA, 64c Woodville Rd, Woodville (parking off Bower St)
Cost: $75 per person (Student and group discounts available upon application)
Morning tea provided.

Registration: Click here to register

Enquiries: Janiece Pope via email here or on 8300 5300

Download flyer here (PDF) LGBTI Cultural Safety and Respect training

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Tasmanian sex workers appeal to save funding for sexual health awareness project

ABC News, 19/05/2016

Tasmanian sex workers are writing to Health Minister Michael Ferguson asking him to reverse his decision to stop funding a sexual health program.

The Tasmanian Sex Worker project supports local and fly-in, fly-out sex workers with information and access to sexual health screening and treatment services.

Read more here

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