YEP Youth Sector Summit: Technosexual

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The Boulevard

Floreat, WA 6014


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YACWA's Youth Educating Peers Project present the 2019 Youth Sector Summit: Technosexual.

The YEP Project is a peer based sexual health and blood borne virus (SHBBV) project based in WA. YEP aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexuality and SHBBV issues. We do this by working in partnership with the WA youth sector and building the capacity of youth workers.

In 2017, the YEP Project held their first sector summit on youth sexual health. This was attended by over 100 people from the WA youth sector. The YEP Project is now holding it's second sector summit. The theme of this summit is Technosexual. This looks at the role of technology, online and digital media and online spaces, including social media on youth sexual health. The summit will explore how these topics relate to young people from a variety of backgrounds, with the aim of upskilling the sector on this very topical issue.

The Technosexual Summit is placed as highly valuable professional development experience, with tangible learning outcomes for the youth sector. The day includes presentations, interactive workshops, stalls and Q&A sessions with several experts in the sexology, youth, community and research sectors. Some of the many organisations presenting on the day include Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ), SECCA, Young Deadly Free, Legal Aid, Dr YES, Department of Health, Murdoch University, Young Women’s Advocacy Group, Young Woman Boxing Project, Youth Pride Network, Youth Educating Peers Project and many more.

Who is the summit for?

The summit is for anyone interested in improving the sexual health and wellbeing of WA’s young people, but is especially relevant for:Young people

  • Youth workers

  • Youth health promotion workers

  • Youth counsellors

  • Government representatives

  • Law enforcement officials

  • Youth and children’s legal support workers

  • Youth and community sector students and volunteers in health-related fields

  • Representatives from minority groups e.g. disability, CaLD, LGBTIQA+, ATSI

Why should I attend the summit?

  • Upskill yourself in the field of youth sexual health

  • Learn more about the role that technology plays in the sexual experiences of WA’s young people

  • Learn practical skills and knowledge that you can apply in your work

  • Hear personal and peer perspectives directly from young people

  • Share your ideas, expertise, successes and challenges with colleagues from across WA and beyond

  • Network and learn from other attendees with common interests

What does my ticket include?

  • Access to full summit day, stalls, presentations, workshops, panel sessions, Q&A, resources and networking opportunities.

  • Catering: Tea and Coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea

  • Parking

Draft Program

8:00 am Registration, stalls and coffee

8:30 am Opening address and Welcome to Country

8.50 am Presentations session 1

    • Technosexual in context. YACWA’s Youth Educating Peers project.
    • The SECCA app: An Innovative, Free, and Inclusive Tool for Teaching People of All Abilities Sexuality and Relationships Education. Sandra Norman, SECCA. .
    • Young Deadly Free: Using social media video to engage First Nations youth in Sexual Health. Amanda Sibosado, Young Deadly Free, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
    • Empowering women: Pleasure, Sex and Consent. Lisa Longman, Young Women’s Boxing Project.

10:10 am Q&A panel with session 1 presenters

10:30 am Morning tea and stalls

10:50 am Presentations session 2

    • Experiences of young women and non-binary people with sex, sexuality, gender and respectful relationships education in Australia: research analysis. Tessa Freeman, Equality Rights Alliance, Young Women’s Advisory Group, WA representative.
    • Exploring the nature of online information-seeking for trans and gender diverse young people.Helen Morgan, Clinical Psychology Trainee, Doctoral Candidate, School of Psychology, Murdoch University.
    • Queer & A: Utilising live streaming social media platforms to actively engage LGBTI young people with sexual health education. Emilia Hawcroft and Charlotte Glance, Youth Pride Network (YPN).
    • Digital sexuality and the law, an overview of ‘R U Legal’. Casey Johnston, Legal Aid.
    • Engaging youth people in sexual health education in the digital age. Presented by Haseeb Riaz, Dr YES (Youth Education Sessions)

12.05pm Q&A panel with session 2 presenters

12.30 pm Lunch and stalls

1:00 pm Workshop session 1 (break out)

    • How youth workers can engage today’s young people in relevant sexual health education: safe sexting, nudes, social media, dating apps, porn and more. YEP Project, YACWA.
    • Feeling good: bringing pleasure into Relationships and Sexuality Education. Julia Morgan, SHQ.

2:30 pm Youth panel

2:50 pm Afternoon tea

3:10 pm Workshop session 2 (break out)

    • R U Legal? Casey Johnston, Legal Aid.
    • Sexting, porn and sex and the media: Educating young people about tricky topics. Sharelle Tulloh, SHBBV Program, Department of Health.

4:40 pm Final address and close of day

5pm End of Summit

Ticket costing:

Private young person, student or unwaged (not representing an organisation) $25 (incl. GST and booking fee)

Organisation presenting at the summit staff/representatives $75 (incl. GST and booking fee)

Youth and community sector staff/volunteers/representatives $85 (incl. GST and booking fee)

Corporate, education, government and private sectors $110 (incl. GST and booking fee)

Prices may be negotiable due to financial difficulty or budget constraints. Please contact Lorna, YEP Project Coordinator, via email on to discuss.

The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) has limited funds available to help people employed within government and non-government organisations to attend sexual health and/or blood-borne virus related workforce education and training. For more information visit their website

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