We are in the process of updating a resource for parents/carers on how to discuss respectful, safe and healthy relationships with the child/ren. We would appreciate your input via a survey regarding the content of this guide to ensure it is a valuable resource for you and other parents/carers to use.
Thank you in advance for your time and valuable feedback.
SHINE SA’s sexual health counsellors prefer self-referrals, but referrals may be made from parents, caregivers or teachers as long as the person is wanting a service.
Our counsellors are also happy to talk to parents if they have a query and to support appointments for individuals or as a couple. See Counselling.
Once a school has made a commitment to deliver a comprehensive relationships and sexual health curriculum, SHINE SA can assist in the planning and implementation of a parent information evening onsite.
This includes development of a program highlighting what the school is doing; SHINE SA Coordinators co-facilitating the evening with teachers; inviting parents/carers to participate in learning activities and view associated resources; package of resources including PowerPoint, and suggested take home resources for use in the future.
Our aim is to provide support in the first instance to build confidence and capacity for staff to facilitate future evenings on their own.
Talk it like it is: A guide for parents communicating with their children about life, love, relationships and sex. Can be downloaded using the above link.
Friendships and dating: Information about relationships for parents, carers and young people with a disability. This booklet can be downloaded using the above link or ordered from SHINE SA. There is also a DVD format available at our Online Shop.
Talk soon. Talk often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex. Government of Western Australia, Department of Health. Title: Talk soon. Talk often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex (PDF File 2.8 MB)