Foundation – talking to young people about RSE

Talking to young people about sex and their relationships can be daunting – what do you say? Can you answer their questions honestly? How much is too much? Where do you draw the line…?

The truth is if you work with young people, the chances are you will have to engage them in conversations about sex and relationships – whether it is unpicking their attitudes to sex, their partners or sign posting them to access support or contraception.  Regardless if you like it or not it is inevitable. If they value you as a worker they will talk to you and ask you questions – whether you think you are the right person or not!

The foundation training is designed to give professionals who work young people a good understanding of RSE and their role in delivering quality sex positive interventions.

Aim: To build professionals confidence in initiating conversations with young people in order to empower them to make more positive choices about relationships and protect their own sexual health and wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training, participants will:

  • Be aware of the factors that impact on young people’s decision making regarding relationships and sexual health.
  • Have had an opportunity to consider their attitudes and values around young people and sex and how they might impact on their work.
  • Be able to initiate conversations with young people regarding sexual health.
  • Have had the opportunity to consider wider issues in RSE regarding young people, sex and the law and how this impacts on the way that we work with young people.
  • Be aware of the range of local sexual health resources and services and how to signpost to them

You will need to complete the foundation training before you can access either ‘Avoiding the Oops’ or ‘It’s only Banter’.

Upcoming Dates…

Once you have booked your place you will be asked to complete a fun pre-course quiz – just to get you thinking…

Pre-course materials

Once you have completed the course – you will be able to access and save all the resources from the training.

Course Resources & materials