Course Details

Let’s Talk: Pornography, consent and young people’s sexual development in out-of-home care

Who has “the talk” with children and young people in out-of-home care? How does viewing porn impact young people’s view of intimate relationships? What is your role as a kinship carer, foster carer or residential youth worker in supporting children and young people learn about sex, consent, healthy relationships, and sexuality? For many of us, these questions cause discomfort and confusion about how and when to provide appropriate support and guidance. In this workshop, social worker and senior specialist in therapeutic care Cyra Fernandes will lead participants through a series of real world case studies and knowledge to:
  • Explore the role of pornography in children and young people’s lives, and help workers identify issues of concern versus normal sexual development,
  • Support workers to consider how to help young people understand and navigate issues of consent
  • Identify strategies to support children and  young people to develop healthy relationships and become critical media consumers
  • Introduce the SAVVY Consumer Model to guide parents and carers in talking to young people about healthy relationships and the influence of pornography

Target Audience

Residential workers, direct care workers, house supervisors, therapeutic specialists and more working with young people in out of home care and intensive therapeutic care. 


Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost
Let’s Talk: Pornography, consent and young people’s sexual development in out-of-home care 14 September 2022 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Virtual Classroom $88.00

All credit card payments will incur a surcharge of 1.6% per transaction. All workshop payments must be made by Credit Card.    

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