Listed below are details of upcoming network events as well as summaries of past meetings and events.
Upcoming Network Meetings
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: LaTrobe University, Flora Hill Campus, Bendigo
Topic: Working with young people 16 years and under
Guest Presenter: Facilitated by Dr Siobhan Bourke, Sexual Health Physician & Senior Lecturer, CERSH, Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne. Siobhan will provide some of the foundation knowledge about working in the sexual health sector with young people. She will also discuss consent, legal issues, rights and responsibilities from the perspective of the worker and the young person.
Dr Bourke’s session will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from key organisations that work with young people – including Child Protection, HeadSpace, police and more to come.
After lunch there will be time for local updates, discussion, a review of the day’s learnings.
RSVP: By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Network Meetings
Tuesday 6 December 2016
Topic: Multicultural Populations: A practical look at the provision of inclusive services
Guest Presenters: Louise Holland, Bendigo Community Health Services & Harry McAnulty, Victorian AIDS Council; Kylie Stephens, CERSH; Noemi Cummings, Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services; Kaye Graves, Senior Manager Prevention and Population Health; Peter Strange, Nurse Practitioner (Men’s Health), Bendigo Community Health Services; Caitlin Lewis, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee; Dr Amita Tuteja, University of Melbourne; Dr Marietta Taylor, Senior Dentist, Community Dental Service, Bendigo Health
Summary: Discussed the current context for local services for the provision of inclusive practices in multicultural setting. Explored practical approaches, best practice and resources to providing culturally sensitive sexual health services to migrant and refugee populations.
Thursday 8 September 2016
Topic: Contemporary sexuality education in a range of settings: a practical workshop
Guest Presenters: Jenny Walsh, author of national resources, The Practical Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships for years 7-10 and Catching on Early for years 1-6.
Summary: Jenny facilitated a practical workshop that supports contemporary sexuality education in a range of settings and adaptation for one-to-one clinical settings. Attendees also heard an update from the Loddon Mallee HIV/BBV program advisory group and a CERSH presentation on the #YOLOLiveWell campaign. There was also great discussion and information sharing amongst local workers and time spent addressing local challenges and initiatives.
Resources: More about Jenny and her work – www.justjennywalsh.com – Jenny has also provided the following links to key resources:
Indigenous research and resources
Implementing sexuality education (or ‘how to get it happening in schools”)
Wednesday 15 June 2016
Topic: The Local Picture: HIV and Hepatitis C updates and local health care pathways
Guest Presenters: The Victorian AIDS Council, Hepatitis Victoria, Bendigo Community Health Services, Living Positive Victoria and Positive Women.
Summary: This meeting provided an overview of HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, transmission and updates on new treatments. The meeting also included an overview of the Loddon Mallee BBV STI program. As always the meeting provided an opportunity to link in with relevant state-wide services, discuss referral pathways, and network with other local service providers.