For Teachers

Schools provide a safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait youth where rapport has already been established between students and teachers; this is integral in delivering sexual health information to youth. Schools also provide a “captive” audience of young people who are already in a learning environment. Students who are engaged in school and are receiving quality Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) are able to pass on accurate sexual health knowledge to their peers. Made for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students years 7–10, teachers with little or no experience running RSE through to RSE experts should be able to pick up and run this program. Our background information steps you through how to set up your RSE program from start to finish keeping you and your students safe and engaged. It is designed to be run as one lesson per week over eight weeks but is flexible enough to be run in other ways if needed.

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Young Deadly Free: How to have healthy relationships

This unit of lessons is built around a series of three 8–10 minute videos, This Is Us. The series is built around the lived realities of young people in contemporary Australian society, with a focus on the lives of young Aboriginal people. The videos were made specifically as educational videos, to support health workers in discussing sexual health with young people in communities, and for young people in upper high school and are a powerful tool for teachers/aides in facilitating RSE discussion. The films focus on young Aboriginal people but have broad appeal to all young South Australians in this age group.

Young Deadly Free: Supporting each other to look after our sexual health

This unit of lessons has been written to support educators working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, particularly those living in remote communities. This unit of lessons explores identifying safe places and people, and seeking help; respectful relationships; exploring consensual sex; all about STIs and protecting yourself from STIs; and barriers to testing: shame, through short videos and resources created by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Young Deadly Free is a project by the University of Queensland Poche Centre for Indigenous Health (formerly the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute). © UQ POCHE 2024

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