Relationships are a key component of the human experience, with research showing that stable, quality relationships impacts positively on mental health. Negative relationships, particularly in intimate relationships, increase the risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts (source). The recent explosion of public discourse, research, and advocacy in relationships and sexuality education (RSE), heralds a new era in how we support young people to learn about sex and relationships in ways that promote sexual wellbeing and prevent sexual violence, and ultimately enhance emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
The RSIS Conference supports, and advocates for, not just RSE, but Comprehensive RSE. The program features the latest research, best evidence practice interventions, and programs designed to assist educators and schools in comprehensive relationships and sexuality education (CRSE).
The RSIS Conference is specifically designed for school leaders, educators and wellbeing staff. This is a unique conference, you do not want to miss it!
SOCIAL NETWORKING SESSION
- At the conclusion of Thursday's program
- Included in the RSIS Conference registration - Join us for drinks & Canapes
Putting Sex into Sex Education: what, why, how?
Talking about ‘sex education’ is a minefield. This presentation will highlight the thirst for knowledge about changing bodies, sensations and feelings that has been communicated by adolescents through the Dolly Doctor column throughout the 1990s, 2000s and beyond. Melissa will give an overview of adolescent sexual development in the context of the human lifespan and contemporary understandings of human sexuality and why providing holistic information about sexuality and sex is important for giving young people skills for respectful, consensual and healthy relationships as they grow up.
Redefining the landscape of love: Transforming outdated social norms in relationships and sexuality
Relationships and sexuality issues are incredibly important to most young people. Healthy, stable relationships with friends, families and partners are known to: promote self-esteem and belongingness, influence physical and mental health, and assist in other important developmental areas.
Along with myriad other tasks, schools are charged with educating students about relationships and sexuality issues. Consent education is now mandatory in schools but, as you know, there is so much more to relationships education. The RSIS Conference will showcase the growing body of research, programs, and practical intervention measures, that are directly applicable to schools.
Who should attend?
- School Leaders
- Heads of School
- Wellbeing Staff
- Student Support Staff
- Other Professionals Working with Young People
REGISTRATION FEES (all prices include GST)
Extra Early Bird: $595 - before 14th November 2023
Early Bird: $695 - between 14th Nov - 22nd February 2024
Standard: $795 - between 22nd February - 8th March 2024
Pre-Conference Workshop: $165
Elephant Ed is a leading consent and sexuality education provider to hundreds of schools around Australia. Elephant Ed's workshops are evidence-based, age-appropriate and mapped to State and National curriculum guidelines. Elephant Ed is endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider and is endorsed as a quality-assured program in the NSW Department of Education’s Student Wellbeing external programs catalogue.
Talk NOW! is a collection of online virtual incursions designed to support and empower teachers across the country to have comfortable conversations about uncomfortable topics with their students, ensuring the respectful relationships messages being delivered are consistent throughout the whole school and at home. Each topic is aligned with established educational standards and curriculums and reflect expert advice, ensuring accuracy and relevance.
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