„an exercise in reorienting health services      and developing personal skills‟       Kevin Scott and Nick Connor
Cairns•160,000•Large LGBT community•Approximately 350 PLHIV•Decrease in new HIV infections
WHY?To improve the skills of those who work with our      core clients to be able to discuss sexual    health, STI screeni...
HOW?     A meeting of two interagengy RASHAC(Regional Sexual health ,HIV and Viral Hepatitis      Advisory Committee) and ...
IDEAFunding for activities was available from Communicablediseases branch and it was decided to host a professionaldevelop...
Audience    Health promotion workers, youth workers ,health service & NGO workers who work with our core clients , workers...
Program A subcommittee was set up to decide on the elements of the             programThese included presentations on: +Wh...
Theme            +sexy services session,+facilitator /entertainer ,music and to theme               +Valentines Day       ...
Registration+Peolep were asked to register for the day early December                  +the day would be free        +part...
The day itself ! ” Oh my god I haven‟t had so much fun for such a long                          time”       “I cant believ...
Evaluation   Pre evaluation was done and in the post evaluation  80% of attendees completed the survey on the day         ...
The End             any questions ?           for more information                 contactkscott@qahc.org.au or nconnor@qa...
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Kevin Scott and Nick Connor (QAHC) hosted a professional development day for workers from a range of services in the Cairns district who wanted to know more about sexual health. This presentation was given at the AFAO/NAPWA Gay Men's HIV Health Promotion Conference in May 2012.

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Sex essentials: an exercise in reorienting health services and developing personal skills

  1. 1. „an exercise in reorienting health services and developing personal skills‟ Kevin Scott and Nick Connor
  2. 2. Cairns•160,000•Large LGBT community•Approximately 350 PLHIV•Decrease in new HIV infections
  3. 3. WHY?To improve the skills of those who work with our core clients to be able to discuss sexual health, STI screening and testing so that they can empower clients to improve their sexual health
  4. 4. HOW? A meeting of two interagengy RASHAC(Regional Sexual health ,HIV and Viral Hepatitis Advisory Committee) and YACI ( Youth Accessing Contraception and Information) was held in Cairns on December 8th to discuss Sexual Health Awareness Week 2012
  5. 5. IDEAFunding for activities was available from Communicablediseases branch and it was decided to host a professionaldevelopment day called „Sex essentials‟ .Tuesday FebthThe idea came from two previous forums in the Cairnsdistrict which had been successful- the LGBT AgingForum and Mental Health Services Forum both held at Cairns Regional Council meeting room in past 6 months
  6. 6. Audience Health promotion workers, youth workers ,health service & NGO workers who work with our core clients , workers from other sectors who want to know more about sexual health
  7. 7. Program A subcommittee was set up to decide on the elements of the programThese included presentations on: +What‟s new in Sexual Health +Risk Reduction +Talking about Sex +Negiotation,being ready +Young People + Sex and Drugs +Contact Tracing
  8. 8. Theme +sexy services session,+facilitator /entertainer ,music and to theme +Valentines Day +International Condom Day +Shirts for committeeTALK , RESPECT, ENJOY ,KEEP IT SAFE
  9. 9. Registration+Peolep were asked to register for the day early December +the day would be free +participants asked to do pre forum survey +110 registrations (12 didn‟t attend, 5 just turned up) +certificate of attendance provided
  10. 10. The day itself ! ” Oh my god I haven‟t had so much fun for such a long time” “I cant believe they are saying that stuff” “everything was handled with humour and respect”“wonderful informative day providing lots of discussion for the trip home” “look forward to the next workshop”
  11. 11. Evaluation Pre evaluation was done and in the post evaluation 80% of attendees completed the survey on the day +guidance for future sexual health,+feedback regarded the sexual heath services are very dynamic and engaging+ 77% of people would like more of these events and 18 people didn‟t answer this question
  12. 12. The End any questions ? for more information contactkscott@qahc.org.au or nconnor@qahc.org.au

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