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Building on strengths to support Aboriginal young people’s sexual health

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UNSW, originally published May 2020 The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project ‘What We Do Well’ has reached a milestone of halfway point and completion of the first major round of data collection, conducted by Aboriginal young people trained as part of the project to interview their peers. ‘What We Do Well’ is identifying the positive actions Aboriginal young people take to reduce...

Client violence towards workers in the child, family and community welfare sector

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Australian Institute of Family Studies. CFCA Paper No. 54 – March 2020 This paper explores the prevalence and presentation of client violence towards workers, considering any violent or aggressive behaviour from clients, direct associates of clients, and friends or family members of clients. It compares current research on client violence towards workers to official data reports, and considers...

New resource: LGBTI R U OK? Conversation Guide

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National LGBTI Health Alliance and R U OK?,  February 2020 “Life can be challenging, and we all need support during times of grief, loss, relationship breakdown and when we’re under work or financial pressure. On top of this, LGBTI people might be subject to prejudice, stigma, discrimination, harassment, and violence.”  National LGBTI Health Alliance has collaborated with R U OK? to...

New Gender Affirming Care Resource

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Sexual Health Infolink (NSW Ministry of Health), 2019 As more services are beginning to provide hormonal therapies to trans and gender diverse people, the NSW Sexual Health Infolink (SHIL) has consolidated the key resources to guide best practice. Bookmark SHIL’s Gender Affirming Care page for quick access to: Clinical guidelines and patient fact sheets about hormonal therapies, Specialist trans...

Press release: We Must Do Better for Our Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Young People

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South Australia’s first Commissioner for Children and Young People, 4th November 2019 Commissioner for Children and Young People Helen Connolly says that South  Australia’s trans and gender diverse children and young people have told her they want their health care needs to be a  priority for the Government.  Our jurisdictions around Australia already deliver models of care that cater to the...

‘My mob is telling their story and it makes me feel good’: here’s what Aboriginal survivors of child sexual abuse told us they need

The Conversation, October 22, 2019 6.00am AEDT There are an estimated 60,000 survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Australia. Based on the private sessions held as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, 15% of survivors are Aboriginal. That suggests an estimated 9,000 Aboriginal survivors. This is likely an under estimation. Not only do...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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