Life Education Queensland’s popular puberty, sexual health and relationships education program for upper primary and secondary students, known as Talk About It has gained two specialist educators.
In Townsville, Anne-Frances Watson has joined the program as a sexual health educator, bringing a wealth of experience. Anne completed a PhD in media studies, before joining Life Education, focusing her research on adolescent sexuality and sex education, examining what young people knew about sex and where they were getting their information from.
A speaker, academic and published author, she specialises in sexuality education, adolescent sexuality, young people, gender issues, trauma-informed practice, social justice and equity.
“It’s important that young people have access to the right information to support their sexual health education,” said Anne. “By equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to make safer and healthier choices, we can help to reduce teen pregnancy and STI infections, as well as empower young people to enjoy safe, healthy and respectful relationships throughout their adult life.”
Educator Charlotte Fatnowna, who joins the Talk About It program in Mackay, is also an accomplished educator having worked as a primary school teacher in Victoria and the Northern Territory for 10 years.
Both educators will be an asset to Talk About It, which covers a range of topics including body safety, identity, diversity, building resilience, puberty, friendships, navigating relationships, and conception and birth.