Sexual Health is a significant part of all round health. Essential components of good sexual health are equitable relationships and sexual fulfilment with access to information and services to avoid the risk of uninitiated pregnancy, illness or disease.
This course aims to equip people working with young people or their families to understand the pressures and issues faced by young people; it covers both national and local issues, with sections customised for specific local (geographical) areas. This module covers national issues, but also has specific information for the Blackpool region (any organisations in other regions who would like a locally focused version for their area – please contact us to discuss). Sexual Health promotion encompasses any activity that promotes positive sexual health; reduces the incidence of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, reduces unintended pregnancies including teenage pregnancy, promotes sex and relationships education, brings about change in prejudice, stigma and discrimination.
This Virtual College course aims to help learners to understand where to signpost young people who have questions about their sexual health, to share decision making where the sexual health of a young person is an issue and to make sure you know your role and how it is affected by the policies in place.
On completion of this course learners will:
- Be aware of the sexual health situation locally and nationally
- Understand aspects of confidentiality and the law
- Recognise issues relating to teenage pregnancy
- Be aware of media influences
- Understand what prevention work is happening locally
- Know what services are available locally
- Understand your role in supporting young people to stay healthy and safe.
Areas covered include:
- Introduction and Learning Objectives
- Statistics confidentiality and the law
- Relationships and sexual health
- What are we doing and what can we do
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This course is targeted primarily at people who work with children, young people or their families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The course carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.