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Relationships And Sexuality Education
Workshops for STUDENTS
Using our combined experience in sexology, psychology and secondary education, we've designed workshops to equip young people with the communication skills they need to form healthy, respectful relationships.
Our facilitated workshops are designed in consultation with recent high school graduates and aligned to the Victorian Curriculum. They combine the latest research in Relationships and Sexuality Education with student feedback and our expert knowledge of what actually works in the classroom.
WORKSHOPS FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY
Make a difference with your next Respectful Relationships incursion. Our 90 minute facilitated workshops are designed to make meaningful change. They help young people become more respectful and resilient, teaching healthy communication skills that form the foundation of consensual, respectful relationships.
As young people grow up, they often come to view rejection, or being told ‘no’ as a bad thing, which can have damaging implications for future relationships. In this workshop, aimed at junior secondary school students, we examine why this view has come about, and then challenge it by examining situations where it’s good to be told ‘no’. Students will come away with practical strategies they can use to mentally re-frame rejection, helping them become more resilient, respectful young people.
Consent, Congruence and Dating
Early high school comes with a whole range of new types of relationships to navigate. In this workshop, we provide students with the tools to ask their friends or partner what they would like when it comes to physical touch (like holding hands, kissing and hugging) and even spending time together. Students will also learn how to read body language to determine whether or not they have received an enthusiastic yes, as well as how to communicate clearly and openly to manage expectations and keep everybody feeling safe.
Tackle non-consensual photo sharing head on, with this seminar. Taking a harm-minimisation approach, we help young people understand the laws around sharing sexually explicit photos (including image-based abuse and child pornography). We also teach the skills to check for consent when sharing any photos, tagging, or talking about someone on social media, because respectful relationships online start with practising consent in day-to-day scenarios.
Let's Talk About Pornography
Whether their parents restrict their devices or not, many young people are turning to pornography as a way of learning about sex. But the reality is that porn models a whole range of unhealthy, unsafe and non-consensual behaviours and also reinforces ‘beauty standards’ that lead to body image issues. In order to combat this, we will guide your students through frank and honest discussions around the ways in which pornography does not actually reflect sex in the real world.
WORKSHOPS FOR Senior SECONDARY
Make a difference with your next Respectful Relationships incursion. Our 90 minute facilitated workshops are designed to make meaningful change. Our workshops for senior students delve deep into consent, helping them learn the key skills they need to keep others safe and comfortable in both intimate relationships and everyday scenarios.
Consent and the Law
Students will learn about the new affirmative consent laws, and what this looks like in practice. We’ll go beyond simply outlining the laws, ensuring students know how to apply their understanding of affirmative consent to the real world. Using everyday non-sexual scenarios, students will learn to differentiate between verbal and non-verbal consent, and identify non-consent.
Affirmative Consent Skills
In this workshop, we use everyday, non-sexual scenarios to teach the communication skills vital for affirmative consent. Through practical activities, students will learn to check-in, as well as seek and give direction and feedback. There’s also a focus on practising ways to speak up if something doesn’t feel quite right for them.
Create Space for a 'No'
We’re all aware that ‘they didn’t say no’ isn’t a valid defence when it comes to sexual harm. Coercion, or the freeze/fawn response can make it hard to say no. But do young people actually know what a ‘no’ looks like? Can they recognise when a verbal ‘yes’ is actually a ‘no’? This workshop will help students understand the value of being told ‘no’, and teach them to recognise a no in those ‘gray areas’. They will also learn strategies to make those around them feel comfortable telling them ‘no’, and have the opportunity to practise this within low-stakes, non-sexual scenarios.
STUDENT WORKSHOPS FAQ's
1. Who are your Relationships and Sexuality Education workshops suitable for?
Our workshops are designed for secondary students from Years 7-12. While we can suggest certain workshops for specific year levels, we appreciate that individual schools will have a deep understanding of the needs of their cohort and community. Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss.
2. How many students in a workshop?
We cap our workshops at 35 students. This allows for practical activities. Our facilitators can run back-to-back workshops across the course of a day to reach an entire cohort.
Our workshops work best in a large classroom space with furniture that can be arranged for group-work and hands on activities
3. What is the cost of your consent & respectful Relationships incursions?
The cost of depends on the size of your cohort and number of workshops required. Please let us know the size of your class or year level and we'd be happy to provide a quote.
4. How long does each RSE workshop go for?
Our workshops are designed to run for 90 minutes. That said, we understand how busy and disrupted schools can be. To minimise disruption, we can easily tailor our workshops to fit around your school's bell times for a double period.
5. How do your Consent and Respectful Relationships Student workshops align with the victorian curriculum?
Our workshops align with content from the Health and Physical Education strand, as well as the Personal & Social Capability (a cross curricular priority). Enter your email below and we for a detailed guide to our workshops and the specific curriculum content they cover.
We believe that access to quality consent education and LGBTIQA+ inclusion should be accessible to all.
That's why we've created a range of free resources to help you understand and promote consent and LGBTIQA+ inclusion in your school, workplace or home.