Responding to sexual behaviour in 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.


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:

  • schools
  • early childhood
  • disability
  • child protection
  • youth and community
  • health care

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 $220
Length 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Delivery Method Face-to-face
Catering Morning tea, lunch, & afternoon tea
Sessions TBA