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Research demonstrates student support for SHINE SA’s Relationships and Sexual Health Program

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SHINE SA,  October 13, 2021 Recent research demonstrates student support for SHINE SA’s comprehensive relationships and sexual health curriculum. The study draws on surveys completed by 29,533 South Australian secondary students aged 12-16 years conducted over a twelve-year period between 2006-2017. University of Adelaide researcher Sophie Kedzior1, analysed surveys of students who had engaged...

Nominations open for the Department of Human Services Pride Award

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Department of Human Services (SA), September 2021 We would love for you to help recognise a young person making contributions to LGBTIQA+ communities and to society as a whole, including leadership and exceptional performance into the Department of Human Services Pride Award, part of the SA 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards for 2021/22! The awards are designed to acknowledge, encourage and most...

Using social networking sites to recruit participants: sexual health, knowledge, and behaviour of young South Australians

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Using social networking sites to recruit participants: methods of an online survey of sexual health, knowledge and behaviour of young South Australians. Stephen Harfield, Salenna Elliott, Liam Ramsey, Tambri Housen, James Ward (2021). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Abstract Objective: To describe the methods of recruitment and demographic results of an online sexual health...

“Sex Ed”: Young people, consent and the Australian curriculum (Video of webinar)

ANROWS,  July 5th 2021 Adolescence is a time where ideas and beliefs about relationships, including gender roles and sex, are being developed. Sexual and consent education occurs through various pathways including schools, youth services, the media, families and parenting, and peers and pornography. Evidence shows that pornography impacts knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about sex, intimacy...

S.A. Children & Young People’s Charter Launch: What We Heard – Summary Report

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Child Development Council, June 2021 The Child Development Council was established in 2018 and its mandate is to produce a whole-of-government (state and local government) Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People. The Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People will be a way or means of telling how well our youngest South Australians are developing and progressing over time. The...

More than babies and bodies, young people want 21st Century sex education

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Commissioner for Children and Young People,  Jun 6, 2021 Commissioner Helen Connolly has today released Sex Education in South Australia – a report on the relevance of the sex education being taught to children and young people across the State.  The report examines whether the relationships and sexual health education currently being delivered to students in South Australia’s public and...

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