The Nitty Gritty: Specialised Reproductive and Sexual Health Training for Youth Workers

Who would benefit from this course

Workers in the youth and community services sector who work closely with young people, including youth workers, Aboriginal community workers, program coordinators and case managers.

Course description

Do you work with young people in a youth service or community setting?

Feeling uncomfortable or unsure speaking to young people about sexual health?

Looking for up to date information and resources for workers and clients?

Want to learn about supporting good sexual health in particular groups of young people?

Youth workers and others who work closely with young people have the potential to support them to develop positive attitudes and make informed decisions about relationships, sexuality and sexual health.  This course identifies opportunities and strategies for workers to talk about sexual health with young people within their role so that they can confidently guide clients to find reliable sources of information or make referrals to relevant services.

Participants will develop or enhance their knowledge of specific areas of reproductive and sexual health affecting young people and their relationships.  The course focuses on developing inclusive and appropriate strategies to work effectively with young people, especially those groups who are at risk of poor sexual health outcomes, including young people with disability, LGBTIQ, CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.

Topics include:

  • Defining and negotiating consent
  • The low-down on STIs
  • Contraceptive options
  • Communicating with young people about reproductive and sexual health
  • Supporting good sexual health when working with specific groups:
    • Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • Young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds
    • Young people with disability
    • Young Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Intersex and Queer people

This course builds on and complements ‘Sticky Stuff’ training, also supported by NSW Health. 

Entry requirements / eligibility

The course is best suited to people working in the youth sector or in a role contributing to the health, wellbeing and support of young people.

Course structure

The course can be completed as a full day face to face or online.

Face to Face

The course is presented in two parts:

  • Core module - three hours
  • Working with specific groups - up to four hours. Two to four topics will be presented in each region.
Online The course module and specialist topics are available online as self-paced learning. Learners may complete one or more modules to meet their learning needs.

Courses offered

Course code
Location
Workshop dates
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NGTYW197

Ashfield
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Thursday 28 February 2019
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21 February 2019

NGTYW191

Nyngan

This course is funded by Sydney LHD 
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Monday 4 March 2019
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25 February 2019

NGTYW192

Liverpool

This course is funded by Sydney LHD and is free to participants
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Monday 11 March 2019
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04 March 2019

NGTYW193

Parramatta

This course is funded by Sydney LHD and is free to participants
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Wednesday 20 March 2019
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13 March 2019

NGTYW198
Wednesday 27 March 2019
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20 March 2019

NGTYW196
Tuesday 9 April 2019
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01 April 2019

NGTYW199
Tuesday 30 April 2019
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23 April 2019

NGTYW1910

Port Macquarie
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Friday 3 May 2019
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26 April 2019

NGTYW1911

Armidale
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Wednesday 9 May 2019
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01 May 2019

NGTYW194

Wollongong
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Tuesday 14 May 2019
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07 May 2019

NGTYW1912

Griffith
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Thursday 23 May 2019
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16 May 2019

NGTYW195

Wolli Creek

This course is funded by Sydney LHD and is free to participants
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Monday 3 June 2019
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27 May 2019

NGTYW1913

Central Coast
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Wednesday 5 June 2019
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29 May 2019

NGTYW1914
Wednesday 19 June 2019
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12 June 2019

NGTYW1915

Wentworth LGA

Thursday 25 June 2019
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Applications close

18 June 2019

Course cost

Cost Courses are funded by NSW Health and will be delivered at no cost to NSW participants.

Recognition/Accreditation

Participants attending a face to face workshop will receive a Statement of Attendance.

For the online course, participants will receive a Statement of Completion for each module completed

Further information

Contact: Course Administration, Education Services
Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services
Email: education@fpnsw.org.au

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