Youth Partners Sexual Health and Relationships Education Project
The Youth Partners Sexual Health and Relationships Education Project mobilises young people to support and educate their peers for healthy relationships and better sexual and reproductive health. Small groups of key workers, parents/carers, and selected young people aged 17-25 years will participate in Nationally Recognised Training. These training participants then work together to deliver an 8 hour program of sexual health and life skills development education to groups of young people aged 13-16 years, especially those outside of mainstream schooling.
The sessions will increase knowledge, enhance personal skills and provide a platform for young people to talk with trained youth leaders about sexual health issues, including managing feelings, assertiveness, negotiating positive relationships, managing risks, safer sex, contraception and getting help with sexual health.
Multicultural Women's Health Education Project on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
The FGM education project focuses on:
- improving the general health and well being of migrant women in Australia who came from communities that practice FGM
- improving the services offered by health care providers to women and girls who have been, or may be, affected by FGM
- facilitating a coordinated community response to the threat or occurrence of FGM in Queensland.
Correctional Facilities Education Project
The prevalence of hepatitis C, B and sexually transmissible infections are much greater in people entering prison than in the general community. Hepatitis C, in particular, is a cause for concern, with approximately one-third of all people entering prison testing hepatitis C antibody positive.
HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis C and Sexual Health Promotion with Young People
If you work with young people in Queensland, chances are you often support young people dealing with issues related to their sexuality. FPQ receives funding from Queensland Health to support the youth sector workforce to educate and inform young people about sexual health and blood borne viruses. We offer accredited and customised training for the youth sector workforce in Queensland, heaps of the latest educational resources, and also offer a self-directed learning package which can help increase your knowledge and understanding of sexual health and blood borne viruses. You can check it all out at the FPQ Working with Young People website which is regularly updated with the latest info, events, and research in the youth sector.
Indigenous Health Workers Sexual & Reproductive Health Skills Project
This project is funded through Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund. The Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund supports programs that improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people and have the potential to provide sustainable benefits.
The project provides professional development and support to Indigenous Health Workers employed by Aboriginal Medical Services in regional Queensland to improve the health of the communities they serve.
Sunshine Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People's Sexual Health Project
his project takes the fear and shame out of talking about sexual health and creates innovative opportunities to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people through collaborative retreats, workshops, and other events. To date, successful events have ranged from Yarnin’ Together Without the Shame workshops for workers in Gympie, Caboolture, Cherbourg and Murgon to Black Swans’ Big Day Out days; a bus trip to the local sexual health clinic, sexual health screening and dinner for youth leaders. The project is working with young people to achieve increased levels of proactive sexual and reproductive health behaviour including condom purchase and use, STI testing, use of effective contraceptive methods and uptake of relevant immunisation (such as the Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines).