Dr Jacqui HendriksSenior Lecturer, Manager of RSE Project, Curtin University
Presenting at the 2024 RSIS Conference
Pre-Conference Workshop: Beyond condoms on bananas: Practical and engaging ways to deliver relationships and sexuality education content
Co-presenting with Hanna Saltis
This highly interactive workshop will showcase a range of teaching and learning strategies suitable for both primary and secondary school educators. Jacqui and Hanna will demonstrate a variety of contemporary activities that can be easily adapted for different school settings. All areas of relationships and sexuality education will be covered, from "bodies, bugs and babies" through to respectful relationships and consent. Please wear comfortable clothes, as this session will be active!
Conference Keynote Presentation: Innovative ways to teach young people about respectful relationships and consent
There has been increased focus on schools to ensure young people learn about respectful relationships and to understand consent. Unfortunately, in contrast to evidence-based guidelines, many educators focus heavily on violence prevention and didactic instruction methods. This presentation, informed by a formalised scoping review of local and international documents, will spotlight a variety of novel and contemporary teaching and learning methods to inspire your ongoing practice.
Dr Jacqui Hendriks
Jacqui is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow based at Curtin University. Her work is dedicated to ensuring that all young people are able to receive comprehensive, contemporary and engaging relationships and sexuality education (from home, school and elsewhere); have the ability to engage in consensual and pleasurable sexual activities; and can access best-practice health and/or other support services easily, equitably and without shame. Jacqui is a current Board of Director for the Australian Association for Adolescent Health. She currently manages the Curtin University RSE Project, which seeks to train and support educators to deliver school-based relationships and sexuality education. She is also part of the SiREN Management Team, which works to build the research and evaluation capacity of the sexual health sector in Western Australia.