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Developing Practice in Sexual Health

Duration: 2 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 16
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30

OVERVIEW

A two-day programme designed to develop awareness, skills and knowledge for the delivery of a coordinated sexual health service. Will appeal to practice nurses, youth workers and other health and social care workers involved in sexual health.

CONTENT

Sex and Sexuality

Social influences on sexual development How attitudes and values may affect practice Communicating effectively and with confi dence about sexual health and related issues Identify, assess and use relevant resources for sex and relationships education Understand what is meant by the ‘No rush’ ‘No regrets’ (Delay) approach and to be able to distinguish it from the ‘abstinence’ approach Understand young people’s issue around the use of condoms Know what key messages to give young people about condoms and their use The law as it applies to sex, young people and vulnerable adults

 

Relationships and negotiation

Understanding of sex and relationship education including, statutory and nonstatutory guidance Consider what makes an effective sex and relationship education programme Experience a variety of teaching strategies and examined their values in developing young people’s knowledge, attitudes and skills

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections and safer sex

Common sexually transmitted infections – their signs, symptoms, transmission and treatment Current issues in HIV and AIDS The relevance of sexually transmitted infections within sexual health promotion work Identify barriers to service access Strategies to prevent occurrences of sexually transmitted infections Discuss attitudes towards sexually transmitted infections

 

Contraception and pregnancy

Understanding of current contraceptive methods The factors that infl uence contraceptive choices and resources required to support practice Communicating about contraceptive choices in a supportive, non-judgemental way Discuss the legal framework around abortion and the services provided by the different services providers Understand the different methods of abortion and current statistics and appreciate the different religious, moral and cultural values and attitudes to abortion Teenage pregnancy Be more able to discuss abortion with young people using a variety of techniques and resources

AIMS AND OUTCOMES

On completion participants will

  • Feel comfortable and confident in their role as a sexual health promoter
  • Be familiar with basic information on sex, sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Infections, safer sex, contraception and pregnancy options
  • Work with a range of client groups to promote sexual health
  • Refer clients to appropriate sexual health and related services

COURSE VENUES / PRICES

Live Online Instructor Led Course

Zoom
26/09/2024 - 27/09/2024
£ 299.00
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