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ACT Senior Practitioner Event 12- Sexual Health and Disability, co-presented with our colleagues from Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT.

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SEXUAL HEALTH AND DISABILITY

ACT OFFICE OF THE SENIOR PRACTITIONER SEMINAR SERIES EVENT 12

Tuesday 7 December 2021- Virtual and Free Event

The Office of the Senior Practitioner Seminar Series continues to showcase evidence-based approaches for the reduction and elimination of restrictive practices.

The Senior Practitioner Act 2018 (the Act) came into effect on 1 September 2018. The Act reaffirms and strengthens the rights and responsibilities of vulnerable people and recognises that this requires training and support across government, sectors, and the community. On 7th June 2021, Ms Tracey Harkness was appointed as ACT Senior Practitioner. This FREE all day Seminar, the 12th in the Series will focus on Sexual Health and Disability, it will be co presented with our colleagues from Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) https://www.shfpact.org.au/ .

Attendees will get to hear information and evidence based approaches to the role of social safety and the importance of sexual wellbeing and sexual rights, the role of primary, secondary and tertiary responses to Problematic Sexualised Behaviour, a rationale for effective education, the types of restrictive practices in this area and the types of potential ways to reduce restrictive practices.

Presenters will include :

  • Ms Helen Connelly, Deputy Public Trustee and Guardian
  • Mr Tim Bavinton, CEO SHFPACT
  • Dr Sheridan Kerr, Senior Director SHFPACT
  • Dr Clare Holberton, Senior Medical Officer SHFPACT
  • Mr Gabriel Filpi, ACT Safe and Inclusive Schools Initiative Project Officer SHFPACT
  • Ms Angela Rule, Community Education and Health Promotion Officer SHFPACT
  • Ms Aga Wlodarczyk, Counsellor SHFPACT
  • Dr Amie O'Shea, Lecturer in the School of Health & Social Development at Deakin University
  • Cameron Bloomfield, Member of Rainbow Rights & Advocacy
  • Dr Nathan Wilson, Associate Professor School of Nursing and Midwifery


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