• EDUCATION
  • SOSAFE! PROGRAM
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Become a SoSAFE! Registered User

SoSAFE! is a set of visual and conceptual tools designed to promote social safety for individuals living with intellectual disability and/or Autism Spectrum. 

SoSAFE! Training includes a copy of the SoSAFE! Manual and Resource Kit, as well as a license to produce SoSAFE! materials for up to 50 clients.

The one day SoSAFE! User Training is an essential part of the SoSAFE! program. It introduces teachers, parents, carers, counsellors and disability workers etc. to the framework and the rationale behind SoSAFE!. It will equip them with the visual tools, lesson plans and skills to implement this integrated framework for teaching respectful relationships, sexuality and sexual health to people with a moderate to severe intellectual disability. 

SHFPACT runs one-day SoSAFE! user courses throughout the year. See dates, states and more details below. Plus we also offer in-house courses for your organisation at dates suitable to you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details or to make a booking.

SoSAFE! USER COURSES | CANBERRA ACT

  • 18 NOVEMBER 2022
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    NDIS BOOKINGS: 02 6247 3077 / EMAIL US
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  • 10 MARCH 2023
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  • 2 JUNE 2023
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  • 25 AUGUST 2023
    ONLINE REGISTRATIONS
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  • 17 NOVEMBER 2023
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  • COST
    $495 including GST

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VENUE
Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Freemantle Drive, Stirling

SESSION TIMES
9:30am – 4.30pm
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon provided.

If you have previously completed SoSAFE! User Training, you are encouraged to attend this course as a refresher (cost: $125 including GST). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or more details or to make a booking.


SOSAFE! USER TRAINING | NEW SOUTH WALES

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    ONLINE REGISTRATIONS
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    GROUP BOOKINGS: 02 6247 3077 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • VENUE
    175 One Hotels and Apartments
    175 Hawkesbury Road
    Westmead, NSW 2145
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Cost: $495 including GST (also eligible under NDIS Category ‘Improved Daily Living Skills’)


SOSAFE! USER TRAINING | VICTORIA

  • 27 MARCH 2023
  • ONLINE REGISTRATIONS
    NDIS BOOKINGS: 02 6247 3077 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    GROUP BOOKINGS: 02 6247 3077 / EMAIL US

  • VENUE
    Family Planning Victoria
    901 Whitehorse Road
    Box Hill, VICTORIA

Cost: $495 including GST (also eligible under NDIS Category ‘Improved Daily Living Skills’)


SOSAFE! USER TRAINING | SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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  • ONLINE REGISTRATIONS
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    GROUP BOOKINGS: 02 6247 3077 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost: $495 including GST (also eligible under NDIS Category ‘Improved Daily Living Skills’)


SOSAFE! USER TRAINING | QUEENSLAND

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    ONLINE REGISTRATIONS
    NDIS BOOKINGS: 02 6247 3077 / EMAIL US
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Cost: $495 including GST (also eligible under NDIS Category ‘Improved Daily Living Skills’)


 SoSAFE! TQI Accredited

PLEASE NOTE:
If you are considering a group booking, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6247 3077 and we may be able to tailor dates to suit your group. If you have a NDIS package, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6247 3077.

SoSAFE! TQI Accredited Course : For teachers and educators
SHFPACT runs SoSAFE! TQI accredited courses through the year
Contact us for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6247 3077.

SoSAFE! FREE TASTERS
SHFPACT runs one day SoSAFE! tasters throught the year.
Contact us for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6247 3077.

SoSAFE! USER COURSE: Australia wide
Please contact SHFPACT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6247 3077 if you would like a SoSafe user course held in your state.

SoSAFE! GOES TO WORK
Please contact SHFPACT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6247 3077.
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GROUP BOOKINGS:
If you are considering a group booking, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6247 3077 and we may be able to tailor dates to suit your group.

NDIS BOOKINGS:
If you have a NDIS package, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 6247 3077.


SoSAFE! Training receivables:

  • Full day course (includes morning & afternoon tea)
  • One copy of the SoSAFE! Manual
  • SoSAFE! CD-ROM Resource Kit
  • Licence to produce SoSAFE! materials for up to 50 clients at a time
  • SoSAFE! Certificate

The SoSAFE! Tools (together with SoSAFE! Certified Training) provide teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability.

SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse.

SoSAFE! training includes:

  • Overview of SoSAFE! Tools
  • Lesson Sequence of SoSAFE! concepts and teaching strategies
  • Myths and misconceptions and the importance of social safety education
  • Typical learning characteristics of people with MSID
  • Cognitive development of people with MSID
  • Validation of social safety programs (Freda Briggs framework, how SoSAFE! aligns)
  • Lots of opportunities for questions & clarification

The one day SoSAFE! User Training is an essential part of the SoSAFE! Program and introduces teachers, counsellors and disability workers with the framework and rationale behind SoSAFE! and equips them with the visual tools, lesson plans and skills to implement this integrated framework for teaching relationships, sexuality and sexual health to people with a moderate to severe intellectual disability.


SoSAFE! Concepts & Tools

1. The Talk Touch Triangle
Teaches the type and degree of verbal and physical intimacy appropriate with different categories of people. Levels of verbal and physical intimacy are specified and taught for each person type.

2. Steps to Relationship
Teaches ways of moving into intimate relationship in a safe and measured manner. STR is based on the concepts taught in the Talk Touch Triangle. Its main purpose is to encourage students and clients to move into intimate relationships in a gradual and safe manner starting with ‘meeting people’ and followed by four additional stages, all involving the concept of ‘consent’.

3. The People & Relationship Book
Incorporates information from the TTT and STR and OK Helpers (see below), and constantly accompanies the student or client in all domains of their lives (residential, educational/vocational and recreational).

4. OK Helpers
A network of trusted people to be contacted if in need of help, including their contact details, and the Help Page (a visual communication tool for reporting abuse). Plus Templates, Social Scripts, Lotto Files and more resources.

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