Responding Positively To Sexual Behaviours: The Traffic Lights Model
This package of DVD and brochures provides a guide for professionals to identify, understand and respond to sexual behaviours in school settings. It uses a case study of a young person with a disability, to explore how to identify and plan responses to sexual behaviours in the school and home environment. Sexuality and relationships education strategies are also provided.
This resource uses the Traffic Lights framework to help identify sexual behaviours as either green, orange or red. This assists in distinguishing between healthy behaviours and behaviours that may cause concern.
FPQ works with educators, parents and carers seeking support to respond to sexual behaviours of students and young people with a disability. Students and young people are at risk of being disciplined, suspended and expelled because of incidents and issues involving sexual behaviours. Sexuality and relationships education and responses to sexual behaviours need to be consistent in order to be successful. One of the most effective ways to support young people with a disability to develop healthy relationships and sexuality is for key people in a young person’s life to work together and develop shared strategies.
The package includes:
- an educational DVD called Responding positively to sexual behaviours: the Traffic Lights Model
- a packet of 20 Traffic Lights guide to sexual behaviours brochures
- a CD with supporting materials and resources which can be reproduced in multiple copies with a standard A4 printer or photocopier.
It can be used:
- to support professionals in educational and non-educational settings
- as a tool for professionals to use in their own in-service training with other colleagues
- to develop positive behaviour support plans for students with a disability
It is not suitable for viewing by children.
Funded with assistance by Non School Organisations (NSO) Program, Department of Education and Training