Resources

young people

Asexual Visibility and Education Network – world’s largest online asexual community, with various forums and resources:

https://www.asexuality.org/

Scarleteen – inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships information for teenagers and emerging adults:

https://www.scarleteen.com/

Amaze – affirming and honest sexuality education for young adolescents:

https://amaze.org/

Best in Sexual Health UK – A guide to sex, love and you. For everyone over 14 years of age:

https://www.bishuk.com/

QLife – support and resources for LGBTIQA+ individuals, including QLives which explores LGBTIQA+ people’s perspectives and lived experiences:

https://qlife.org.au/

The Aboriginal Sexual Health (ASH) Podcast – explores different sexual health topics relevant to everyone, including our LGBTIQA+ community:

https://wellmob.org.au/key-resources/resources/41710/?title=The%20ASH%20%5BAboriginal%20Sexual%20Health%5D%20podcast&contentid=41710_1

Young Deadly Free – a website with resources about Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) affecting young people in regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities:

https://youngdeadlyfree.org.au/

Sexuality and Disability – a website that explores the intersectionality of disability, sexuality and gender:

https://sexualityanddisability.org/

Better Health Channel – Disability and Sexuality:

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ServicesAndSupport/disability-and-sexuality

Health Translations – sexual health information in languages other than English:

https://healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcht.nsf/htsearchresults?open&st=b&v=1&tx=sexual_health&jn=.4809497&sl=&so=&sc=&sz=q=sexual%20health%7C%7C%7C%7Cbasic%7C

1800 RESPECT – support for anyone affected by sexual assault, domestic and/or family violence:

https://www.1800respect.org.au/


parents and care givers

Connolly, H. Commissioner for Children and Young People, South Australia (2021). Sex Education in South Australia: What young people need to know about sexual health and safety:

https://www.ccyp.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Screen-Sex-Education-in-South-Australia-Report.pdf

Walsh, J. (2018). Talk soon. Talk Often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex. Western Australian Department of Health:

https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/-/media/HWA/Documents/Healthy-living/Sexual-health/talk-soon-talk-often.pdf

Talking Sex, Puberty and Relationships: A resource for parents. Planned Parenthood:

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/parents

Motherwell, S. (2021). How and when parents should talk to their kids about consent. ABC News:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-10/how-when-do-you-talk-to-a-child-about-consent/100120714

Planet Puberty. Supporting parents of young people with intellectual disability and autism navigate a new world. Family Planning NSW:

https://www.fpnsw.org.au/media-news/media-releases/touch-down-planet-puberty

Opie, T. (2019). What parents need to know about ‘sending nudes’. SBS Voices:

https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/voices/relationships/article/2019/07/12/what-parents-need-know-about-sending-nudes

The Carly Ryan Foundation. Online safety resources for parents – App Fact Sheets:

https://www.carlyryanfoundation.com/resources/fact-sheets

Office of the eSafety Commissioner, Australian Government. Advice to parents and carers to help children have safe experiences online:

https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents

It’s Time We Talked. Tips to support you to talk about online pornography with your child/young person:

https://itstimewetalked.com/resources/parent-tip-sheets/

Families Like Mine. A guide for parents and families of young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. Beyond Blue:

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/docs/default-source/resources/bl1138-families-like-mine-booklet-lr_with-links.pdf