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1 Practical Skills for Sexual Health Development (Foundation Level) 1. To define sexual health and explore its wider context. 2. To understand how personal values and attitudes can impact on the delivery of sexual health services. 3. To recognize the importance of self-esteem, communication and negotiation in relationships and other risk factors associated with poor sexual health. 4. To develop and practice the skills needed to empower service users to resist pressure, to reduce risk, to promote resilience and to develop and maintain healthy relationships. 5. To develop a sex-positive approach to healthy relationships, sensuality and pleasure. 6. To consider the evidence base for different approaches to sexual health and to develop best practice. 7. To consider the role played by friendships, supportive adults and professionals in developing positive sexual health. 8. To develop an awareness of choices around safer sexual behaviours for young people. 9. To gain awareness of some key legal principles for working with young people and sexual health. 10. To develop an understanding of some common STI s, their transmission, symptoms, consequences and treatment. 11. To be aware of the range of local sexual health resources and services and how to access and signpost.

2 Practical Skills for Sexual Health Development (Intermediate/Advanced Level) 1. To explore sexual health holistically and in a wider context. 2. To develop and practice the skills needed to empower service users to address sexual health matters and to develop and maintain healthy relationships. 3. To understand how personal values and attitudes can impact on the delivery of sexual health services. 4. To understand and develop skills in sensitive and appropriate sexual health promotion to diverse groups. 5. To identify key considerations which need to be made when working with groups in a sexual health context. 6. To have practiced delivering a sexual health session within a safe and supportive environment. 7. To have increased their network of support amongst colleagues, within the field of sexual health work. 8. To be aware of the range of local sexual health resources and services and how to access and signpost.

3 Sexual Health and Young Men 1. To discuss and understand some of the factors that may influence young men and their sexual health 2. To consider and question our own perceptions of young men 3. To develop practical skills for working with young men on sexual health issues 4. To explore realistic messages for sexual health promotion with young men 5. To identify factors that can hinder young men from accessing sexual health services and consider strategies for overcoming them 6. To be aware of the range of local sexual health resources and services and how to access and signpost to them

4 Sexual Health and Young Women 1. To explore sexual health and its relevance to young women 2. To develop understanding of how experiences shape the sexual identity of young women growing up in Birmingham today 3. To understand the causes and effects of early sex for young women 4. To recognise the relationship between self-esteem and sexual health for young women 5. To consider the role played by friendships, supportive adults and professionals in developing positive sexual health for young women 6. To develop skills in practice for empowering young women to communicate and negotiate effectively and to resist pressure in relationships 7. To understand how personal values and attitudes can impact on sexual health promotion to diverse groups of young women 8. To gain awareness of the wider context relating to sexual health and young women 9. To be aware of a range of resources, support and local sexual health services and how to signpost

5 Making the Most of Sexual Health Resources 1. To consider key issues in developing and using sexual health resources 2. To consider ways of using resources to meet the needs of different target groups 3. To share ideas and develop confidence in generating and evaluating new resources and/or updating existing ones 4. To explore and experiment with creative ways of using sexual health resources effectively 5. To be able to assemble, dismantle and utilize all components of the Sexual Health Display Equipment 6. To explore the possibilities and limitations of various resources, including the Sexual Health Display Equipment, and their potential for supporting sexual health work in a variety of settings 7. To understand the conditions and booking procedures for using the Sexual Health Display Equipment and other resources

6 HIV and African Communities : 1. To gain an overview of current patterns of HIV infection for African communities both in Africa and in the UK. 2. To understand some key contextual issues for various African Communities living in the UK. 3. To consider reasons for the high prevalence of HIV within certain African communities. 4. To explore a range of beliefs and myths about HIV that may exist in different African communities and to develop practical skills to challenge these appropriately. 5. To explore and understand how stigma and discrimination can affect African people living in the UK around a range of issues including HIV. 6. To explore a range of influences that can impact on health for African communities living in the UK including gender, sexuality and religion. 7. To reflect on personal feelings and attitudes towards HIV and to recognize their potential impact on service delivery. 8. To explore some key issues affecting African people living with HIV in the UK and to identify examples of good practice. 9. To develop practical skills for promoting HIV testing and safer sex to African communities in the UK. 10. To consider a range of barriers to accessing services and how to overcome them. 11. To gain an overview of the Health Prevention England and the Ubuntu Scheme, to identify relevant resources, testing and support services, and to know how to signpost appropriately.

7 Sexual Health and Learning Disabilities 1. To explore some key sexual health issues for people with learning disabilities such as consent, managing emotions, parenting, privacy and confidentiality 2. To consider the meaning of sexual wellbeing for those with various types of learning disability and to develop confidence and skills in promoting their sexual health 3. To consider the sexual rights, responsibilities and choices of people with learning disabilities 4. To understand how people with learning disabilities can be vulnerable to sexual exploitation and harm and how to recognise signs 5. To develop skills in practice in raising the issue appropriately and empowering people with learning disabilities to communicate and negotiate effectively and to resist sexual pressure and exploitation 6. To consider the role played by family and carers, friends, supportive adults and professionals in developing positive sexual health for people with learning disabilities 7. To develop awareness of the legal framework for the sexual relationships of people with learning disabilities, and the law relating to professional practice in this area 8. To understand how personal values and attitudes can impact on sexual health promotion to people with learning disabilities 9. To be aware of a range of specialist resources, support and local sexual health services and how to signpost and refer

8 Sexual Health and the African Caribbean Community : 1. To explore a range of issues around sexual health and African Caribbean culture. 2. To identify and challenge the origin of assumptions and stereotypes relating to African Caribbean culture, sex and sexual health. 3. To consider a range of personal values and attitudes and how they can impact on the delivery of sexual health services. 4. To experience exercises and examine resources, for use in sexual health development with local African Caribbean communities. 5. To increase awareness and understanding of issues relating to sexuality which some African Caribbean people may face, such as stereotypes, discrimination and homophobia. 6. To understand and develop skills in sensitive and appropriate sexual health promotion to the African Caribbean communities. 7. To be aware of a range of local sexual health resources and services and how to access and signpost.

9 Understanding Female Genital Mutilation 1. To develop awareness of the four types of female genital mutilation procedures 2. To identify some of the communities living in Birmingham who may be affected by issues of female genital mutilation 3. To recognise the harmful and abusive nature of female genital mutilation 4. To consider some of the cultural and community issues surrounding the practice of female genital mutilation 5. To develop awareness of basic legal issues surrounding the practice of female genital mutilation 6. To recognise potential barriers to practice and to develop confidence in practice for prevention and support work 7. To understand how to signpost and refer to services 8. To develop awareness of the wider strategic context in the prevention of female genital mutilation

10 World AIDS Day Briefing Not Applicable Don t include learning objectives for this session

11 Understanding HIV 1. To understand how HIV affects the body and different stages of HIV infection 2. To identify how HIV is transmitted and ways of protecting ourselves and others 3. To gain an overview of the current pattern(s) of HIV infection and how these continue to change over time 4. To know what HIV testing involves and recognise the advantages of early diagnosis 5. To explore HIV treatment issues 6. To develop confidence and practical skill in promoting safer sex and HIV testing 7. To explore a range of personal feelings and attitudes towards HIV and recognise their impact on stigma and discrimination 8. To identify relevant support and information services

12 Living with HIV 1. To develop awareness of the realities of living with HIV for people infected or affected by HIV. 2. To consider a range of social and practical issues associated with HIV, including disclosure, relationships, parenting, housing, employment and treatment. 3. To understand some basic legal issues relating to living with HIV. 4. To explore a range of personal values and attitudes towards HIV. 5. To recognise the nature of stigma and discrimination relating to HIV and its effects. 6. To consider how HIV issues can affect children, young people and families. 7. To be aware of the range of resources and services and how to access and signpost.

13 Sexual Health and the Law 1. To develop understanding of some basic legal issues for sexual health work with service users, including young people 2. To understand the basic principles of the legal duty of confidentiality 3. To challenge some common myths about sexual health and the law 4. To recognise the difference between law, organisational policies and procedures and professional codes of conduct 5. To recognise that the law can be unclear, ambiguous and confusing 6. To clarify the extent and limitations of legal knowledge needed by a frontline professional practitioner in various roles with young people 7. To understand how the law can support sexual health work with service users (including young people) and to build confidence in practice 8. To know how to access support about legal issues, both within and beyond the individual workplace 9. To understand how the law is developing currently in the area of HIV transmission

14 Legal Briefing: Working with Sexual Health and Young People 1. To develop understanding of some basic legal issues for sexual health work with service users, including young people 2. To understand the basic principles of the legal duty of confidentiality 3. To challenge some common myths about sexual health and the law 4. To recognise the difference between law, organisational policies and procedures and professional codes of conduct 5. To clarify the extent and limitations of legal knowledge needed by a frontline professional practitioner in various roles with young people 6. To understand how the law can support sexual health work with service users (including young people) and to build confidence in practice 7. To know how to access support about legal issues, both within and beyond the individual workplace

15 Legal Briefing: HIV Transmission 1. To understand the basic legal issues around transmission of HIV 2. To challenge some common myths about HIV transmission and the law 3. To recognise how the law surrounding HIV transmission is developing and can be unclear, ambiguous, confusing and discriminatory 4. To consider how the law can impact on practice issues in various professional roles 5. To know how to access further information and support about the law relating to HIV transmission

16 C-Scheme Initial Member Training : 1. To understand the rationale for and ethos of the C-Scheme, and the expectations associated with membership, in terms of ensuring a consistent, high quality service. 2. To understand how the Scheme operates, including registration procedures, administrative protocols, monitoring, record-keeping and managing supplies. 3. To learn how to use the range of resources associated with Scheme membership effectively with young people from the diverse communities of Birmingham. 4. To recognise the links between alcohol use, risk and sexual health for young people. 5. To recognise appropriate opportunities for brief interventions and to develop techniques for discussion of safer sex and related health issues for young people. 6. To develop awareness of some key factors around effective condom use for young people.

17 Sex, Alcohol and Drugs Working with Young People and Risk : 1. To develop awareness of the context in terms of current trends, recent research evidence and national policy. 2. To recognise the links between alcohol and other drug use, risky behaviour and sexual health for young people. 3. To consider some key reasons for risk-taking behavior around alcohol and other drug use, sexual health and young people. 4. To consider the potential risks and consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use. 5. To explore a range of personal values and attitudes towards the issues and to recognise how these can impact on professional practice. 6. To understand the nature and application of different approaches, resources and techniques for working with the issues. 7. To develop confidence and skills for raising the issue and delivering brief interventions to young people around risk-taking behaviour. 8. To identify relevant support and information services and how to signpost and refer appropriately.

18 Working with Concerns about Young People and Sexual Behaviour Detailed learning objectives will be available later

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