Resources for educators working with young people
Australian based resources for people who educate young people on the topic of hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C & Me youth website
Hepatitis Australia’s youth website which was launched in October 2007. This website provides basic information on hepatitis C including information on safer injecting practices for a young audience.
Hepatitis C + body art
The resource was produced by the Hepatitis C Council of Victoria in collaboration with the Victorian Secondary School Nurses Program, Department of Human Services Victoria in 2003. The aim of the kit is to equip secondary school nurses to teach young people about hepatitis, and enable them to make informed and health choices. It contains worksheets, role play activities, a hep C quiz and information for students and teachers.
Is getting hep C going to ruin your fun?
This resource was produced in late 2004 for the Project Blood Oath and is small publication targeted for homeless youth. The publication was jointly produced with VIVAIDS.
Resource can be order through the Hepatitis C Council of Victoria:
Telephone: 03 9380 4644
Victorian country callers: 1800 703 003
BBVs under my skin
This is a youth-based resource in the form of a fold-out wallet card. The resource provides basic information about hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV using artwork designed by young people.
Talking sexual health: National framework for education about STI’s, HIV/AIDS and Blood-borne Viruses in Secondary Schools
The Talking Sexual Health teaching and learning resource has been designed primarily to use with students in years 9 and 10.Talking Sexual Health is a resource to assist teachers to focus on issues related to education about STIs, HIV/AIDS and other BBVs.
Talking sexual health: a teaching and learning resource for secondary schools
The purpose of the Framework is to inform and support education authorities and whole school communities to implement education that reflects the complexity of issues related to STIs, HIV/AIDS and BBVs.
Blood Rules OK
Produced by Sports Medicine Australia, the Blood Rules OK package provides information and advice about blood awareness in the context of preventing the spread of BBV infection through participation in sport.
What is this hep C thing?
This website was developed to educate young people about hepatitis C. The website engages users in an interactive story about three young people facing a scenario that may lead to hepatitis C infection through a visit to a questionable tattoo parlour. This is now being produced as a stand alone CD with background notes for teachers and classroom activities. The CD kit is expected to be available in 2008.
“I stay safe”
This website has been designed by the Queensland Department of Health, specifically for young people in particular those of secondary school age: 13-17 years. The website is intended as a resource with information that young people can use for their studies as well as to help them make healthy choices that will affect their everyday life experiences. The information will help them deal with sexual issues; personal health and safety issues; and avoid catching BBVs.
Project i was a five year study of homeless young people in Melbourne and Los Angeles.The research focused on young people between 12 and 20 years of age who had recently become homeless. Project i was a collaborative project between the Key Centre for Women's Health at the University of Melbourne and the Centre for Community Health at the University of California. The site contains research findings and publications that have arisen from Project i.
Hepatitis C and initiation into injecting drug use in a rural setting (research report)
This study was a 12 month in-depth study of hepatitis C risk and the initiation into injecting drug use in a rural setting. Contact with young people, families and service providers in the rural setting of Bendigo has enabled access to the experiences of young people in the first year of injecting a drug for the first time.
Beyond Transmission: Guidelines for hepatitis C education targeting young people who inject drugs
Written by Megan Williams, Amanda Davies and Sue Conrad in 2005 for the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC). This resource presents guidelines for hepatitis C education targeting young people who inject drugs. It documents current good practice when engaging with young people about reducing harm associated with drug use, including hepatitis C infection.