What young people know, like and need.
One of the ways that FPQ aims to improve the content of training for the youth sector workforce is by asking young people what they know, like and need when it comes to sexual health, blood borne viruses and youth friendly services.
In 2008-2009, FPQ engaged with over 200 young people through informal focus groups to gather their opinions on what constitutes youth-friendly health services, as well as to better understand what they know about sexual health and blood borne viruses. The results of these focus groups were then shared with the youth sector workforce to help them prioritise sexual health and blood borne virus education in their work with young people.
For your information: Consulting with young people about sexual health: what young people know, like and need
In 2010, FPQ collaborated with young people who are students at the University of Southern Queensland’s School of Creative Arts to transform this information into an online video resource for the youth sector workforce: What young people know, like and need: Sexual health, blood borne viruses and youth-friendly services. If you work with young people and want to know what they think, watch the video below!
Blood borne viruses
FPQ would like to thank:
- all the young people who have participated in focus groups and shared their opinions;
- the University of Southern Queensland student production team and staff;
- all FPQ staff who have supported this research and the development of the production; and
- Queensland Health who provides funding for the HIV/ AIDS, hepatitis C and sexual health promotion with young people project.