SHine services over the holiday season

SHine SA, 14/12/2016

SHine SA services will be operating as follows over the Christmas/New Year period:

  • For our Davoren Park, Noarlunga, and Hyde Street sites, plus Woodville site upstairs only (program staff and Office of the CEO), the last day of operation is Friday 23rdDecember 2016. These sites will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.


  • Our Woodville clinic is closed on weekends and public holidays during the period, but is open Wednesday 28th December, Thursday 29th December and Friday 30th December 2106. It then re-opens as usual from Tuesday 3rdJanuary 2017.


  • Rapido is open Friday 23rd December and Saturday 24th December, and then reopens as normal from Friday 6th


  • The Hyde Street General Practice Clinic will be opening from Monday 9th January 2017.


  • Our Library and Resource centre(at Woodville) will be closed from Friday 23rd December, and will reopen on Wednesday 11th January.


  • SASHA will be taking a break from next week (the week before Christmas) until the second week in January.


If you have any further queries re the above, please call 1300 794 584.


~ We thank everybody for your support of SASHA and of SHine SA in 2016, and wish everyone a safe and happy festive season ~

New digital resource on revenge po*rn & cyberbullying in SA

The Law Society, 2 November 2016

The Law Society and University of Adelaide have launched a new digital cyberbullying resource which deals with new revenge porn laws that came into force in SA on Friday.

A cyberbullying section has been added to the app Out of Bounds (previously called The Naked Truth), which also explains the laws surrounding unlawful sexual intercourse and sexting.

The new cyberbullying section provides a snapshot of South Australian and Federal laws that can apply to a range of cyberbullying activities, including revenge porn, trolling, and stalking. It also features a graphic novel style narrative about a school student who has been subject to cyber abuse, and the devastating ramifications for both the victim and the perpetrators involved.

The cyberbullying section is a natural extension of the app, said Law Society President David Caruso.

“As well as adding an extensive cyberbullying section, we’ve updated the sexting section of the app to reflect new laws which criminalise revenge porn,” Mr Caruso said.

“Sexting can quickly turn from digital flirting to bullying. Cyberbullying in all its forms is a particularly insidious and devastating form of victimisation. It is impossible to escape, it emboldens more people to demean others under the veil of anonymity, and the vitriol and humiliation can spread far wider and quicker than traditional ‘schoolyard’ bullying.”

“The South Australian Government ought to be commended for acknowledging this and strengthening laws against revenge porn. In saying this, we still see scope for further law reform that reduces the risk of teenagers facing child pornography charges for naïve but innocent behaviour, while maintaining a zero tolerance approach to sexual predators.

“Of course, laws can only do so much – the key is education.”

University of Adelaide law lecturer Dr Colette Langos, who collaborated with the Law Society on the app, said: “Many young people regard sexting as a common behaviour, so it is especially important to make sure they understand where ‘a bit of fun between friends’ crosses the line and becomes unlawful conduct.”

“Evidence-based research informs us that non-consensual behaviour in the form of cyberbullying or ‘revenge porn’ has the potential to harm a victim in a profound manner given the public humiliation which follows distribution of the image online. Law reform in this area may better protect victims.”

Dr Langos said the new law enables police to charge a person under the age of 17 years with a non-indictable offence of ‘distribution of an invasive image’ rather than charging a young person under the child pornography legislation. The new laws also make it an offence to threaten to distribute an invasive image.

“There is a big distinction between abhorrent, predatory conduct and conduct which frequently, and sometimes regrettably, occurs between young people without predatory intent,” Dr Langos said.

Mr Caruso said: “This app is not designed to scare young people into changing their behaviour. It aims to explain the law in a digestible and interactive way to help young people make informed decisions. Many teenagers, and older people for that matter, are not aware of the legal boundaries regarding sexual behaviour and online communication.”

– Download the Out of Bounds app on your Apple Device
– Download the Out of Bounds app on your Android device
– Visit the Out of Bounds webpage


Cutting Edge Issues in Sexuality and Relationships Education (Forum)

SHine SA, October 2016

You are warmly invited to an interactive forum which will be held as an adjunct to the Australasian Sexual Health Conference being held in Adelaide, November 2016.

Who is this for? Teachers, community educators, health promotion officers, registered nurses and midwives, doctors, counsellors and other interested people.

Forum Themes • Taking gender and sexual diversity seriously • Confidence in teaching about sexual violence • Student ‘voice’ in sexuality education: problems and possibilities • Pre-service teacher education: the hope for change in sexual and relationships education

Panel Members

Professor Peter Aggleton: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia

• Dr Helen Calabretto: SHine SA

• Associate Professor Tiffany Jones: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University

• Jane Flentje: Educational Consultant; former Coordinator Teacher Education, SHine SA

• James Castle: Schools Coordinator, Schools Education & Support, SHine SA; White Ribbon Ambassador

• Professor Bruce Johnson: School of Education, University of South Australia

• Natalie Terminelli: Teacher, Woodville High School

• Dr Debbie Ollis: School of Education, Deakin University

• Dr Deborah Bateson: Family Planning NSW; President, Australasian Sexual Health Alliance

When 16 November 2016: Registration: 3.00 – 3.20 pm; Forum: 3.20 – 6.00 pm

Where University of South Australia, City West Campus, BH 2.09 Lecture Theatre (Barbara Hanrahan Building)

Transport Public car parking is available in Hindley Street. Tram, bus and train transport are convenient to the City West Campus.

Cost $20 (includes refreshments).

Registration Click here to register by 5.00pm Monday 14 November. There will be limited places available at the door (cash only), but we would prefer pre-registration to assist us with catering.

Further information: Gemma Weedall (08) 8300 5394 or Helen Calabretto (08) 7099 5318

Download flyer here cutting-edge-issues-forum-flyer

Forum: Porn literacy: raising sexually intelligent young people

SHine SA, October 2016

In the words of Dr Marty Klein, Licensed Sex Therapist, Writer and Speaker: “In addition to death and taxes, there are two other things we can be sure of:  The internet is here to stay. Pornography is here to stay.”

With that in mind, join us at our ReFRESH Forum as we discuss the need to equip our young people with the essential skills and strategies to critique, understand and de-code what they see (be it accidental or purposeful viewing).

The session includes discussion time and practical tips.

When: 11 November 2016 (Friday)
Where: SHine SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville
Time: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Cost: $50 (Student Concession $25)
Afternoon tea provided.

Online enrolment:
Closing date for enrolment: Wednesday 9 November
Enquiries Phone 8300 5300 / Email

Download flyer (PDF) here:refresh-porn-literacy

SHine’s new free training for young people

SHine SA, May 2016


SHine SA is offering a dynamic and interactive Sexual Health
and Youth Peer Education training program, free of charge.

Young people completing this program will attain:

• Knowledge and skills around sexual health
• Confidence and leadership skills
• A certificate of attendance for their resume

Further details: If you work with a group of young people who would be interested, Naomi  Hutchings, Coordinator of Youth Worker Education, via or on (08) 8300 5324

Download flyer here SHAYPE Flyer

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