Our education programs
As a proactive approach to the prevention of unplanned pregnancy, we provide sexual and reproductive health information to young people. The Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Program is a series of interactive modules addressing issues such as human sexuality, sexual decision-making, contraception, and unplanned pregnancy.
Research continues to show that the provision of age-appropriate, evidence-based sexuality education for young people can delay the onset of sexual activity, increase contraceptive use, and reduce the rate of sexually transmitted infections and teen pregnancy.
Sexuality education involves learning about growth and development, relationships, staying safe and making healthy choices. Sexuality education aims to:
- provide a sound foundation for the development of healthy sexual identity;
- provide age-appropriate information;
- provide information in a way that encourages acceptance of self and others;
- encourage young people to choose to be sexually healthy; and
- enhance relationships.
What we offer
Children by Choice has provided evidence based sexuality education to young people in Queensland since 1987. We provide a range of options to address the needs of young people including:
- Tailored one-off sessions covering a specific topic, for example unplanned pregnancy;
- Combination session or sessions on a range of topics, for example unplanned pregnancy, contraception and relationships; and
- Comprehensive program of sessions (recommended).
What young people say about our sessions
"Everyone was answering and involved."
"She made it funny and entertaining."
"I learned you have a right to say no. It's completely your decision. You are your own boss."
"It was clear and simple."
"All the information was helpful and relevant."
"She was very understanding."
"We learned how to talk about sex with the person you're in a relationship with."
"Everyone felt safe to say something."
"Good talk, made me want to ask questions and they were heard and answered."
"I learned to know when you're ready for sex and what a healthy relationship should be like."
"I could ask questions without being embarrassed."
What schools say about our ed sessions
“I just wanted to extend our gratitude for helping the Yr 9 Wellness day be a great success” -School Based Youth Health Nurse
“I am very pleased with the content of the workshops & the way the service achieves the outcomes the school desires” - Head of Department: Physical Education
“Your knowledge and support made the sexual health forum a worthwhile experience. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future” - Year 9 Coordinator
Bookings: Single sessions $100, each additional session $50. Sessions are available in the Brisbane area and the southeast corner, please ask our Education and Training Coordinator for more information.
Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 30 participants. We value working with young people in environments where students can provide opinions, be listened to, ask questions, be free of judgement, respect differences, and be safe.