- Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT - NDIS
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT - NDIS
A GROUP PROGRAM BASED ON THE SoSAFE! FRAMEWORK DESIGNED FOR 10 TO 14 YEAR OLDS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AND/OR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND THEIR CARERS.
ME & YOU is designed to help young people understand their bodies, their emotional and social needs, and relationships with other people. ME and YOU also builds skills and knowledge in parents/carers to enable them to support the developmental journey of the children they care for.
The group-based education program for people with Asperger’s Syndrome based on Isebelle Hénault’s The Sociosexual Education Program.
NEXT COURSE STARTS 6 AUGUST 2020
A four-week course for girls and young women living with an intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder on preparing for periods and managing puberty using the Preparing for Periods program.
Preparing for Periods is a program tailored specifically for girls living with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, to help them understand their bodies and growing up. This program teaches practical skills using visual and conceptual tools to help prepare for and manage the physical, social and emotional changes that occur during puberty.
This program focuses on:
- How bodies grow and change
- Public and private body parts, places and behaviours
- How to manage periods
- Healthy and hygienic habits
- Understanding the concept of consent
- Private help
- Protective behaviours
Parents and Carers will be introduced to the course content in a two-hour session in the week prior to the course, to facilitate a better understanding of some of the complexities that the girls may encounter. A four-week course will follow for the girls who will be joined by their parent and/or carer who can help with their individual learning needs.
- 7 - 10 July 2020 from 10:30 to 12:30
Both course dates also include two parent-only sessions.
- 2 x 2 hour sessions for parents only.
- 4 x 2 hour sessions for child plus parent/carer.
- NDIS Categories Applicable: Improved Daily Living Skills.
- NDIS Capped maximum cost: $1356.08
- NON-NDIS $1490 (GST included)
Limited scholarships are available.
Please note that places are limited to 6 children plus parent/carer.
- SHFPACT, Level 1, 28 University Avenue, Canberra
Prepares people with intellectual disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder for work and helps them maintain employment.
SoSAFE! Goes to Work provides a pathway for individuals with intellectual disability and/or ASD to enter and remain in the workforce with an enhanced understanding and integration of social norms, appropriate workplace behaviours and social and sexual safety.
The program includes:
- Free parents’/ carers’ workshop
- Free workplace seminar
In the educational component participants develop an understanding of categories of relationships and permissible behaviours with people in each category. The program articulates social norms, socially appropriate behaviours and expectations within a workplace. The participants will practice the categorisation of relationships, and social and sexual safety skills.
The counselling component facilitates self-knowledge and supports participants to achieve their personal goals in relation to work. It also integrates the knowledge and skills into the individual’s life experience and improves problem solving abilities. The parents’/carers’ workshop teaches the conceptual framework and language of the program. This enables parents/carers to support participants in their learning and reinforce the application of the skills.
The workplace seminar helps employers and co-workers to develop a productive and supportive environment by giving them an understanding of the conceptual framework and language of the program.
2020 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.
SoSAFE! Goes to Work for Managers and Co-Workers builds workplace skills for managers and co-workers of people with intellectual disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
SoSAFE! Goes to Work for Managers and Co-workers is a one day training for managers and co-workers of people with intellectual disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The training will provide you with the skills, tools and strategies from the SoSAFE! framework to support co-workers living with intellectual disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The training will be tailored to meet the needs of your workplace, and includes:
- Understanding disability, sexuality and social safety
- Introduction to SoSAFE! concepts, language and tools
- Applying SoSAFE! tools in the workplace
- Overview of SoSAFE! Goes to Work and how to apply re-enforcement strategies
- OK and Not OK workplace behaviours, language and things
- Setting and maintaining boundaries
- Problem solving skills using the SoSAFE! framework
2020 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.
The goal of Teaching Relationships and Sexuality in Secondary Schools is to increase teachers' skills and confidence in delivering sexuality and relationships education in schools. As ‘relationships and sexuality’ is a focus area in the Australia Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Australia Curriculum, 2018), teachers must deliver this content in schools.
Teaching Relationships and Sexuality in Secondary Schools is designed to support teachers in delivering relationships and sexuality education to a high standard, fulfilling curriculum requirements and contributing to educating a generation of sexually healthy adults.
The program focuses on:
- Sexuality, Sexual Health and Relationships Education
- Relationships and Sexuality in the Australian Curriculum
- Overcoming barriers to effective Relationships and Sexuality Education
- Skills of effective Relationships and Sexuality Educators
- Creating a safe environment for Relationships and Sexuality Education
- Diversity (LGBTIQ, people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) and Relationships and Sexuality Education
- Practical Approaches to Relationships and Sexuality
- Answering difficult questions
- Responding to emerging trends in school communities
2020 COURSE DATES
In 2020, Teaching Relationships and Sexuality in Secondary Schools will run on the following dates:
SHFAPCT Training Room
Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT
Level 1, 28 University Avenue, Canberra City, ACT
*Note: If schools would like multiple members of staff trained, we are happy to provide the training ‘in house’ at schools.
The cost is $250 per participant.
*Note: A discount is available if 5 or more staff members attend from one school. The cost above does not include Eventbrite fees. Places are limited.