Waterford Directory of Services - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford Directory of Services

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion

18th & 19th September, 16th & 17th October 6th & 7th November

27th & 28th November 11th & 12th December 2018

Dungarvan, Co Waterford

Course Aim; To enhance participants’ capacity to incorporate sexual health promotion into their work through the development of their comfort levels, confidence, knowledge and skills in relation to sexual health

This program will look at sexual health promotion holistically throughout the human life-stages.

  • Sexual Health Promotion in the Irish Context
  • Sexual Health A Life Course Approach
  • Physical Sexual Health (e.g, Contraception, STIs. Sexual function/dysfunction))
  • Self Esteem & Sexual Health
  • Sexuality and Diversity
  • Law, Power and Sexual Health
  • Working Safely around Sexual Health
  • Facilitating Workshops in Sexual Health

Target Group
Target participants are those working in the health, education, youth and community sectors, whose work currently or potentially involves aspects of sexual health promotion. Some previous experience of facilitation and /or one to one skills is desirable as this is not general skills training.

The course is participatory and experiential in approach. It requires participants to have an openness to personal development as they explore knowledge, attitudes and values in relation to sexual health, through individual, paired and group work.

Benefit to the Participants and their Organisations

-Participants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence in relation to sexual health work.

-Some of the materials and methodologies may be adapted for use with client groups.

-Support will be available to assist participants in the implementation of Sexual Health Promotion within their own organisation on completion of training.

-A sexual health resource library is available to participants to support their work

-The course is accredited for the purpose of CPD by the IASW, the NMBI and the IACP

Participants are required to attend all ten days, to submit a learning journal throughout the program and to co-facilitate a sample experiential exercise.

Application ProcessStep 1: Application Form Step 2: Telephone interview

Closing date for applications is Friday 18th May 2018

Application forms are available from Tracey Tobin tracy.tobin@hse.ie / 0879028590