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Supporting young people's sexual health

Young people with additional needs

Training opportunities for staff and volunteers in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Sharing Good RSHP practice for secondary teachers working in East and Mid Lothian

This session is for secondary school teachers working in East and Mid Lothian to share good practice on the delivery of RSHP. The session will include local and national updates,  information on Healthy Respect school Drop-in’s and signposting young people to local sexual health services.

Relationships, sexual health, and parenthood education and support for young people with additional needs: face-to-face training

Target audience: This course is for practitioners who work with young people with additional needs, including young people who are autistic or have a learning disability. It is intended for practitioners who have not done any of our previous training relating to young people with additional needs.

Content: This is a short introductory session focused on sexual health, relationships and RSHP (relationships, sexual health, and parenthood) education and support for young people with additional needs.

Session details: This training is face-to-face. The session will run 9.15am – 12.45pm. The venue will be an Edinburgh city centre location, to be confirmed.

Upcoming dates:

Relationships, sexual health, and parenthood education and support for young people with additional needs: e-learning course

Target audience: This course is for practitioners who work with young people with additional needs, including young people who are autistic or have a learning disability. It is intended for practitioners who have not done any of our previous training relating to young people with additional needs.

Content: This course is made up of multiple online modules covering a variety of topics relating to sexual health, relationships and parenthood education and support for young people with additional needs. There are currently 5 modules available, with a further 2 modules in development.

Currently available modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the course
  • Module 2: Let’s talk bodies and sex
  • Module 3: Key rights, laws and guidance (including all you need to know about capacity)
  • Module 4: Do young people with additional needs need to know about relationships, sex, and parenthood?
  • Module 5: What do young people need to know and when?

Course details: This course takes place online. You will need an internet enabled device and headphones to view and listen to the course content. When your booking is confirmed you will be given access to links for each module. The course is self-paced; you can take as long as you like to work through each module.

There will also be opportunities to attend question and answer sessions (Q&As) with the trainer and others doing the course. These are optional but are a great opportunity to seek advice on more complex issues or situations.

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