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This section provides links to current workshops, training and events for people and organisations in the WA sexual health and blood-borne virus sector to build their knowledge and skills.

SHBBV training calendar 2018

This calendar contains details of sexual health and/or blood-borne virus training and events available to staff in WA. See the SHBBV training calendar.

The Society of Australian Sexologists WA provides monthly professional development and reflection sessions. The upcoming training calendar is available here.

Date

Event/Training

Location

Details

7 March 2018

National Day of Women Living with HIV

 

You are invited to a celebration dinner in recognition of the National Day of Women Living with HIV. Together we can celebrate, advocate, inspire, acknowledge and empower! Please join us on Wednesday 7th March at 6:30pm to network and share

For further details and to RSVP, email Alli on apaterson@waaids.com or call 9482 0000 by Monday 5th March. 

Not linked in with the WA AIDS Council? Not to worry. If you haven’t connected with the WA AIDS Council previously and would like to register for this event, please contact Alli who will explain how you can get involved.

7 March 2018

Multicultural Services Centre of WA launch of hepatitis awareness video

Multicultural House - 20 View Street, North Perth 

Dr. Prabha Karan Krishnan, Chair and members of the board of management of the Multicultural Services Centre of WA are pleased to invite you to the launch of the Video for raising awareness of Hepatitis B and C within CaLD population as part of the “My Health Our Health” (MHOH) Program. The video will be launched by Ms Janine Freeman (MLA) Member for Mirrabooka on Behalf of the Hon. Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health. Light refreshments will be provided and there is limited free parking available.

1:30pm for a 2.00 pm start. RSVP ESSENTIAL: Thursday 1st March 2018 to admin@mscwa.com.au or phone 9328 2699.

8 March 2018

U=U: Bruce Richman and Nic Holas to hold HIV forum

Loton Park Tennis Club - Lord Street & Bulwer Street, Perth

Two community leaders in HIV education and advocacy will be appearing at Loton Park Tennis Club this March for a conversation on U=U (Undetectable equals Untransmissible). The forum is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about U=U, the fact that people living with HIV on treatment with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit HIV. The event is open to all people who would like to engage in the U=U conversation, and supported by TIM, WA AIDS Council, POWA, Dynamix International and ICASO.

Join the conversation at Loton Park at 6:30pm. To RSVP, email Alli at apaterson@waaids.com  or call Lisa on 0403 162 844. Further information is available here.

10 March 2018

Women's Forum: For Women, Presented by Women

 

Forum Program: Guest Speakers, A Positive Women's Perspective, Femfatales Update (NAPWHA) Lunch & Afternoon Tea, 10th March 10:30am - 4:00pm.

RSVP Essential: Please contact Alli by 7th March on apaterson@waaids.com or 9482 0000.

Not linked in with the WA AIDS Council? Not to worry. If you haven’t connected with the WA AIDS Council previously and would like to register for this event, please contact Alli who will explain how you can get involved.

12-16 March 2018

Mooditj Leader Training

Sexual Health Quarters - 70 Roe Street, Northbridge

This training is designed for Aboriginal community members or people who work with Aboriginal young people in their community. This hands-on course builds knowledge, skills and confidence to run the Mooditj program for groups of young people, with our Aboriginal Educators providing follow-up support.

More information available on the SHQ website.

12 March - 11 June 2018

Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Interventions 

Online

This flexible online course aims to provide you with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. You will be introduced to relevant health behaviour theories and health promotion frameworks as well as approaches to evaluation.

You will plan a health promotion intervention of your choice. A range of learning strategies (web links, podcasts, video clips) and learning activities are available for each module. An online networking forum will be available to communicate with other students and your course tutor.

There are 8 flexible learning modules to be completed in 12 weeks. For more information or to register click here.

15 March 2018

16 August 2018

Boundary Setting and Protective Behaviours Workshop

City West Lotteries House - 2 Delhi Street, West Perth

Social distance, personal space and social/sexual concepts are extremely important life skills for everyone to know. At the same time, they are not easy skills to teach and can be even more difficult to teach to people with disability.

This workshop introduces the “Circles Concept” – an educational strategy that will assist anyone who wants to understand these skills more themselves or for people who work with people building and understanding their own skills. It will demonstrate how this strategy can be developed to give people with disabilities an understanding of personal boundaries. This is an essential element of Protective Behaviours. 

For more information or to register click here.

20 March 2018

Teaching Puberty to Children with a Disability 

Online

Understanding changes that happen to the body as puberty occurs is a key area of learning for children and young people with disability. There are many strategies and resources available to assist professionals to have conversations with children, young people and their families.

The aim of this webinar is to: Develop a clear understanding of changes during puberty; build awareness of strategies and resources for starting conversations about puberty; and help children and young people with disability to feel safe, happy and confident.

This webinar will be facilitated by True Relationships and Reproductive Health (www.true.org.au) 4.00pm – 5.30pm. For more information and to register please click here.

Kalgoorlie: 21-22 March 2018

Bunbury: 13-14 June 2018

AHCWA Birds and the BBVs Training

 

The Birds and the BBVs is a two day training course which aims to bring together Aboriginal Health Workers and others who work with Aboriginal people to increase their knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence to yarn with clients and community about why testing for STIs, HIV and BBVs is important and normalise testing within routine health care. For further information, click here.

Please click on the following for information on the Kalgoorlie course on 21 & 22 March and the Bunbury course on 13 & 14 June. 

26-28 March 2018

SHQ - Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health

Sexual Health Quarters - 70 Roe Street, Northbridge

Nuts and Bolts develops the core knowledge, attitudes and skills required to provide information and support for young people around respectful relationships and sexual health issues. It is designed for youth workers and others in the youth sector and the next course will be held on 26-28 March 2018. 

For more information please click here.

5 April 2018

13 September 2018

Supporting Puberty and Adolescence 

City West Lotteries House - 2 Delhi Street, West Perth

Young people with disabilities may require specialised teaching strategies when learning about puberty, sexuality and relationships. This workshop provides practical information for parents, teachers and workers to help support young people to understand the changes experienced at puberty and to manage this life stage with confidence.

For more information or to register click here.

17 May 2018

Relationship Education

City West Lotteries House - 2 Delhi Street, West Perth

The Relationships Education Workshop explores main topics related to relationships through an interactive and train the trainer approach. Topics include best practice of Sexuality and Relationships Education, dating, health relationships, consent, rejection and break ups which are important life skills for people to know. At the same time, they are not easy skills to teach and can be even more difficult to teach to people with disability.

For more information or to register click here.

16 August 2018

Sexuality and Disability

City West Lotteries House - 2 Delhi Street, West Perth

This challenging and thought-provoking workshop explores relationship and sexuality issues and the rights and needs of people with disability. It develops awareness of our own values and attitudes and how these may impact on our work with people with disability. This interactive workshop is essential for people who live with or care for people who have a disability.

For more information or to register click here.

TBC

Health Promotion 4 day short course

Curtin University, Bentley Campus

This four day course will provide you with an understanding of the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting. You will develop the skills to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program.

Cost per person: TBC
Dates: TBC

Venue: Curtin University, Bentley Campus

For more information and updates on the short courses click here.

Ongoing 

Your Cultural Lens

Online

Interactive online cross cultural training package for health service providers. It takes less than 40 minutes to complete and modules can be paused and recommenced at any time.

For further information, click here.

Ongoing 

STI e-learning: A resource for health professionals

Online

This free online learning program aims to increase knowledge and skills in managing sexually transmitted infections through the education of medical practitioners, nurses and other professionals in Western Australia. The program involves two modules: a test and certificate of completion are available at the end of each module should you want to claim continuing professional development points. Module 1 will take approximately 3 hours to complete, and module 2 approximately 5 hours to complete. You may return to the modules at any time.

The Special Module for Nurses is to train rural and remote nurses in Western Australia to provide treatment for sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia and gonorrhoea) to patients aged 16 years or above in accordance with the operational policies of the Department of Health Western Australia.

For further information, click here.

 Ongoing

Hepatitis Education Project

Online

A free online learning program funded by the Department of Health Western Australia with the primary aim of increasing the delivery of a safe Hepatitis B and C treatment program to patients through the education of medical practitioners, nurses and other health professionals in Western Australia.

For further information, click here.

 Ongoing

Hepatitis NSW e-learning modules

Online

These materials provide a simple, easy-to-understand introduction to hep C for people who work in sectors such as homelessness, community health, harm reduction, and alcohol and other drugs, and where people living with or affected by hep C may need information. The Online Learning Materials take just 15-20 minutes in total to complete, and each module ends with a short quiz to check your knowledge.

For more information, click here.

 

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