Youth Wellbeing Project equips professionals to understand what skills young people need to critique porn culture and choose healthy connections.
Options for professional development include:
conferences & workshops
online training videos
Inservice for schools and youth agencies
A PROACTIVE AND PROTECTIVE RESPONSE TO CONCERNING SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS: a 60-90 minute workshop
Educators, clinicians, health professionals and parents are witnessing concerning sexual behaviour trends amongst children and young people. The normalisation of hyperexualised media, sexting and pornography results in our children being more vulnerable to online and physical environment sexual abuse than ever before. Around the globe, governments, educators and health professionals are recognising pornography as a serious child safety and public health issue. As an introduction to this complex issue, this session provides relevant, research based training for educators and anyone who works with children and youth. We will discuss how concerning sexual behaviours are manifesting in children’s lives, the consequences, and how adults may further develop their ability to respond proactively and protectively.
- Understand the researched impacts of pornography on child safety, mental health, concerning sexual behaviours and child development.
- Respond proactively and protectively to physical and online environments.
- Gain knowledge and practical tools on how to identify children at risk and respond.
- Gain strategies to engage and equip children, youth and parents.
- Gain access to preventative and protective resources that minimise the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
In addition to the above workshop, Youth Wellbeing Project inservice may be tailored to your organisation’s needs. Given relationships and sexuality education is a specialist subject, staff often feel overwhelmed. A survey of Australian Secondary Teachers in 2010 found that the more sensitive a topic was, the more often assistance was needed by teachers. Examples of Professional Development sessions on offer include:
- Holistic sex ed: what is it and why does our school need it?
- Safety first: Abuse, consent and reporting
- Pornography: a Critical Analysis
- Communication technology merging with sexuality and relationships
- The impact of media on sexuality and identity: counteracting the impacts
- Understanding sexual development and gender
- Sexually Transmitted Infections and contraception
- Avoiding unwanted or unplanned sex and its outcomes
- Teachers partnering with parents – creating the balance between sex education responsibilities
Whatever your staff needs, contact us today by completing the booking form below.
Keynotes and Workshops
An event’s success depends upon the quality of speakers involved. If they are engaging, educational, entertaining and empowering, the event impresses and equips delegates and the organisers are applauded. If speakers are ordinary, everyone involved is let down. We understand the research that goes into selecting the right speaker for a professional event so whether it’s a keynote or breakout session, we are happy to arrange a free consultation to discuss. Please complete the booking enquiry so we can help you get your event set for success.
To Whom it May Concern:
Liz Walker spoke at the recent Australasian Institute of Sexual Health Medicine 2015 conference in Sydney where she presented a talk on the effects of the porn culture on young people called ‘Implications of porn use for Teen Mental Wellbeing’.
Liz is an exceptionally passionate and articulate speaker who has thoroughly researched her topic and presents in an accessible and interesting manner. Her message is strong and uncompromising, backed by clinical experience and research. An expert in this controversial area I expect to see Liz on the world stage in the near future warning of the effects of the porn culture on future generations.
Director – AISHM
(Australasian Institute of Sexual Health Medicine)