Responding to sexual behaviour in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people

When children demonstrate sexual behaviours, it can be difficult to know whether it is a normal and healthy aspect of development or if it is something to be concerned about.

Participants in this practical course will explore resources and gain skills to identify and support the development of healthy sexual behaviours and to protect children and young people from harm or abuse.

Course content

The way adults interpret sexual behaviours affects how they respond to, support and protect children and young people. This training will help participants to:

  • understand sexual development as a normal aspect of childhood and adolescence
  • use the Traffic Lights® framework to understand and identify the characteristics of normal, healthy sexual behaviours as well as those which are concerning, problematic or harmful
  • incorporate practical strategies for promoting healthy sexual development within their workplace

Who is it for?

Professionals working with children and/or young people across a range of settings including:

  • Teachers
  • Youth and community workers
  • Health professionals
  • Schools
  • Disability

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate expertise in understanding healthy sexual development and sexual behaviours and in apply the Traffic Lights® Framework to an extensive range of sexual behaviours displayed by children and young people 
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of best practice approaches to responding to sexual risk, sexual abuse disclosure or signs of sexual abuse
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the needs of minority youth with regards to sexuality and gender identity, and the unique barriers that they face
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify risks through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander framework

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships are available for this course. Please download an application form here and submit at least 10 weeks prior to the course date.


Cost $200
Length 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delivery Method Face-to-face
Catering Morning tea, lunch, & afternoon tea
28 June 2018
True, Windsor True, Windsor Brisbane
Registration closes 25 June 2018
7 August 2018
True, Windsor True, Windsor Brisbane
Registration closes 3 August 2018