Upcoming Events

Fri, November 01, 2019

Positive Sexual Health Conference & Youth Summit

Date: Friday 1st November 
Venue:
The Mansion House, Dublin 
Time: 10am - 4pm

About

This event will highlight and discuss the issue of sexual health and the rights of young people to inclusive, holistic and accurate sex education and information. The event will feature key note speakers, interactive workshops, panel discussion and arts based sessions and will provide a space for young people to have their voices heard on sexual health rights. The conference and youth summit will open and build on a national dialogue to share learning between young people and decision makers on the issue of sexual health and the rights of young people.

This event is being led by Youth Work Ireland's 'Sex Talk Team' who are a group of passionate and active young people who have one clear aim - to make sex education for young people, by young peoplel and to young people!

Target Audience: This conference is for young people aged 14+, youth workers, youth educators, policy makers and anyone interested in learning more about how to support young people around issues of sexual health.

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Fri, November 01, 2019

YES Project Training

Date: Friday November 1st
Venue: Fire Restaurant, Dublin
Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm

Training session for youth practitioners and educators on how to use a brand new European-wide resource - YES Project (Youth Empowerment in SRE) that will educate young people about safety aspects of sexual health with a focus on consent, well being and avoiding risk. The resource which has been developed with the support of Leargas and Erasmus+  will outline a practical and interactive session youth workers and educators can run with their youth group.

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About this Training

Youth Work Ireland, ECYC (European Confederation of Youth Clubs) and LOGO Jugendmanagement (Austria) have developed a new resource for youth workers and educators to support them in their practice and understanding of the issues facing young people in relation to sexual health, with a particular focus on consent, wellbeing, avoiding risk. The resource which has been developed with and for youth workers across Europe is designed to guide and support existing practice. The resource will outline a practical and interactive session youth workers can run with their youth group.

This training event will officially launch the new resource and offer the first round of free training to youth practitioners on how they can use the resource in their youth group setting.

Target Audience

This training is targeted at youth workers, youth club volunteers, teachers, social workers, youth professional and indeed anyone who works with young people and wants to improve their practice around issues of sexual health, consent and wellbeing.

Participation on this training is free, however places are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

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