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Teen sexting: pleasure is missing from the discussion

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The Conversation, 28/02/2018 Sexting has increased among teens in recent years, and increases as youths age, according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics. An estimated one in seven teens sends sexts and one in four receives them, according to the research. The paper reviews 39 studies conducted between 1990 to 2016 involving more than 110,000 participants. Two studies took place in...

Summary of results: Trans Pathways: the mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people

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Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, September 1, 2017 Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people (194 participants). What did Trans Pathways tell us? Trans young people are...

Careers at SHINE: Young Leader/Project Worker, Safe Schools Anti-bullying Initiative

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SHINE SA, 6/6/17 Young Leader/Project Worker, Safe Schools Anti-bullying Initiative ASO 4, part-time Project Worker position Based at Woodville, SA Opportunity to positively change young people’s lives Is making school life safer and more inclusive for LGBTIQ people your passion? We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our team on a part-time basis of up to 22.5 hours per week...

State Government to fully fund Safe Schools anti bullying initiative

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Hon Susan Close MP, Minister for Education and Child Development, Government of South Australia. Press release published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 A new Safe Schools anti-bullying initiative will be made available from July to assist public secondary schools in tackling the unacceptably high rates of bullying and suicide among LGBTI students. The refreshed initiative will be delivered by SHine SA...

Actors wanted! (Young Aboriginal people)

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SHINE SA, April 2017 Actors wanted!! Our Yarning On program is currently working on a project to develop a film resource for young Aboriginal people in South Australia around sexual health and relationships. We are looking for young Aboriginal people who may be interested in doing some acting and being involved in this film. • No experience needed • Theatre coaching included • Great work...

Supportive social networks can mitigate LGBTI mental health risk, study finds

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The Guardian, Thursday 9 February 2017 17.57 AEDT Sexuality poses no risk to mental health, a new study has found, challenging a common perception that homosexual and bisexual people are at risk of poor mental health and suicide because of their orientation. The research, carried out over eight years and led by the Australian National University, found that the risk commonly attributed to sexual...

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