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Respect, Rights and Consent. 

There is a need for both simple resources and Easy English resources on Sexual health. Information to help with:

  • Decision-making and choices
  • To support safety
  • Find safe ways to have conversations
  • For learning
  • And for responding to disclosure.

IDEAS have located resources to support you. These include

  • Documents
  • Posters
  • Videos
  • Technology app’s
  • Communication boards and
  • Image rich explainers.

Our Site

Our site is a website for women and girls 15+ living with disability. Women with disability have a right to have relationships and children and make decisions about their sexual health. The website is a valuable information tool, and the toolbar at the top allows the selection of Easy Read. Access the full selection of Easy read resources.

Our Site resources and information fall into the following categories:

Women with Disability Australia (Managers of Our Site) have these resources


SCOPE – speak up and be safe

A communication toolkit with the following sections

  • Communication Aids Has Download and print communication aids. Bodyboards.
  • Decision-Making Resources A video and planning tools. With prevention strategies and plans and fact sheets on where to get help.
  • Online Learning – For professionals who work with people with complex communication needs.
  • Teaching vocabulary Teaching tools, communication boards, posters, videos. To communicate about abuse, neglect and body autonomy by referring to relevant pictures.
  • I need help now Emergency Contacts.

Having the Conversation Sexual Violence Prevention is a plan to stop sexual violence.  Produced by Scope and the Queensland Government.


eSafety commission

Easy Read Image-based abuse

Easy Read Abuse through Technology

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SoSafe

These are a set of video and conceptual tools and training to enhance

  • Social
  • Social-sexual and
  • Social safety training

Of people with moderate through to severe intellectual disability.


Sunny App

1800 Respect have a free app for women with disability. Named  Sunny App, it can support you if you have experienced violence or abuse. It is available from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. It supports screen readers and has accessibility features like text sizing.


Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSW provides education and training for disability workers, family members, and carers.

Innovative easy to read resources to support their educational activities. With a large Disability Resource Collection available.

Specific resources on

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Relationships and Private Stuff 

Supporting people to develop social and friendship skills; as well as relationships and sexuality knowledge and awareness.

An NDIS provider (Elizabeth Dore, registration number 1205 4367) who offers counselling and education for individuals, couples or small groups who want to:

  • Develop positive relationships
  • Improve communication skills
  • Build confidence in dating
  • Increase their self-esteem
  • Express their sexuality appropriately and positively
  • Learn about sex and safety
  • Discuss separation and grief

Using a combination of narrative, strength-based, cognitive behaviour and solution-focused therapies.


Family Planning Victoria

Sexual health and reproductive health in Plain English. Also, an illustration series using pictures to explain ideas.

Services that Family Planning Victoria Provide include courses supporting people with cognitive disability.

Factsheets


“About Making Rights a Reality”

A program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence. Help to adults and children with a disability who have experienced sexual assault or family violence. The program aims to make sure people with disabilities have equal access to

  • Counselling
  • The criminal justice system
  • And the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal

And is available across all SECASA sites.

Topics covered in Easy Read Booklets

A program, Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships, for people with intellectual disability. The focus is on

  • Sexuality
  • Relationship rights
  • Sexual health
  • Violence
  • Abuse prevention.

The program operates at various sites in Victoria and Sydney currently.

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WWild

For people with intellectual disability aged 14 and over. Free counselling, case management support and therapeutic groups are available. WWild service Queensland. These services are available to people at risk or people who have been victims of crime or abuse.

Includes resources like


Women’s Community Health Network WA

Women’s Community Health Network WA produced a booklet linked at “what is family and domestic violence”.  


Mallee Family Care Community Legal Centre

Videos for teens and factsheet and postcards to support the videos. Accompanying Resource links and downloads are on the Right-Hand Side Panel.


True

Looking After Me

These are relationship and sexuality education packages for individuals with disability. NDIS funded education services partly or wholly self-managed NDIS participants. (Not available to NDIA Managed participants.)

Contact True Education and Community Services: (07) 3250 0240 for further information.


Women’s Health Queensland

Include Counselling services that are free for women living in Queensland. Counsellors specialize in

  • Domestic and family violence recovery
  • Sexual violence recovery
  • Mental health
  • Complex trauma
  • Grief
  • Health counselling
  • Identifying and providing helpful referrals
  • Support and advocacy with external services

Health Translations – Victorian Government

There are a large collection of documents on Sexual Health Topics in Easy English

For example

  • What is sex?
  • Contraception
  • Diversity and LGBTIQ
  • Safe sex
  • Sex and your body

 


IDEAS does information so you can do life.