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Young Adults

Have you noticed your teen or their friends are becoming sexually active?

Are you worried about the pressure on young people to be sexual?

 

Do you want to ensure your young person got the education they need on safety, pleasure, and consent that will set them up to be sexually safe and healthy adults?

 

It’s ALL possible, with Open Book Projects Relationships and Sexuality Program.

We will show you how!

The teenage years come with a whole range of awesome rewards (like sleeping in) and a fair amount of worry. As your young person claims their independence a new set of risks present themselves. 

Risk taking isn't necessarily a bad thing if people have the knowledge they need to make good decisions. And there are lots of decisions that teens need to make every day. 

Their peer group is more important that ever which is why this special plan is just for them. Teaching them the skills to communicate with peers and then providing opportunities for them to share with you about their experience can help the whole family navigate this tricky time. 

Imagine how you would feel if...

You knew your young person was getting the right information from a trusted source. 

You knew that if something did happen your young person would come to you first.

Your young person was building skills that would last a life time. 

You could talk about relationships and sexuality with ease and confidence!

Research has shown that children who receive quality relationships and sexuality education from an early age make healthier life long decisions about their bodies, relationships, and boundaries. 

 

Is this something you would like for your children? 

Beginning your journey doesn’t have to mean drastic changes. In fact, once you understand what you need to talk about for this age group and how to talk about it in fun and shame-free ways you are already on your way. 

Perhaps you haven’t known where to start or are nervous you'll say the wrong thing? 

Are you struggling with the talking about child safety because you are a survivor?

"Each week gain the confidence to take on harder topics, learning along with your child"

Young Adults

Over the 10 weeks of Term 2 we  will cover a wide range of topics that meet the Australian Curriculum standards for this age group including:

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  • Decision making and peer pressure

  • Body ownership and consent

  • Masturbation and pleasure

  • Personal identity and values

  • Healthy and unhealthy relationships

  • Self-esteem and body neutrality

  • Like, lust, and love

  • Pornography, sexting, and technology

  • STIs and contraception

  • Responsibilities in sexual health

  • Reproductive health

  • LGBTIQA+

  • Inclusion, belonging and tolerance

  • Appropriate ways to share power within relationships

  • Health literacy and media literacy

  • Supporting developmentally appropriate understandings of pleasure that removes shame

The young adult plan is a 10-week term starting the week 27th April. The sessions are held online on Tuesday or Thursday night at 7pm. 

In the ten-week plans, each lesson builds on the learning from the previous week. 

At Open Book Projects we are passionate about relationships and sexuality and spend a lot of time learning about how that looks at different ages and stages.

In particular how consent looks and feels, because we want people to understand their right to be safe and to have the skills to support that. That also means that we are committed to the prevention of sexual abuse.

No child should experience harm and teaching them about the risks in a fun and empowering way is the best approach.

Are you ready to become an open book for your family?

Open Book Project’s Term 2 Relationships and Sexuality Program IS YOUR SOLUTION!!

Prep to Year 2
Protect your child from abuse and teach them that bodies can feel joyful and safe.
Year 3 & 4
Social emotional learning, friendships, and consent are important lessons for your growing child.
Year 5 & 6
Talking about body changes and the new feelings that arise during this key stage of development will give your child confidence.
Year 7 & 8
High school brings new experiences and pressures and open lines of communication can make a big difference.
Unique Education
Unique lesson adaptations for unique learners. All out plans can be adapted and the Let's work together package has a unqiue edition just for you and your child with intellectual disability.
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Kerrin Bradfield is an Accredited Clinical Sexuality Educator with the  Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. They adhere to the Society’s  Code of Ethics and Practice.

To find out more, go to www.societyaustraliansexologists.org.au

Open Book Project is based in the Yuggerah nation and acknowledges and pays respects to the Yugambeh, Koombumerrii and Bundjalung people, past, present and future, of the Gold Coast. We recognise the sovereignty of First Nations people and the resilience shown in fighting for lands, laws, and peoples.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. 

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