Sexual Health Project
Sexual Health is a significant issue for young people in Queensland, particularly in the Far North. In 2011, the Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ) received a small amount of funding from Queensland Health to undertake research into workforce issues impacting on the capacity of youth workers to engage in sexual health education with marginalised young people.
This report was released in 2012 - you can download it by clicking here.
Marginalised young people have been consistently identified as a high risk group in relation to sexual health. YANQ received anecdotal feedback that in recent years that youth workers are not engaging with young people and providing them with information and support in relation to sexual health matters. This research seeks to explore what impacts on youth workers’ ability to provide effective interventions around sexual health? What knowledge, skills, resources, value and ethics, training and support is available to youth workers? What do youth workers identify that they need and what workforce development strategies are recommended to enable the youth sector to respond more effectively?