The YEP Project Sector Summit 2021 Call for Abstracts, Panellists and Performers

The YEP Project Sector Summit 2021

Call for Expressions of Interest and Abstracts

Themes: Healthy relationships for young people and sexual health for subpopulations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, CaLD and young people with disabilities).

Date: Wed 22 September 2021

Location: The Rise, Maylands

Key dates

Abstract submissions open 11 March 2021
Abstract submissions close Extended to

9am Tues 27 April 2021

Notification of outcome On or before 6 May 2021
Deadline to confirm/decline presentation 9am 18 May 2021
Summit delivery 22 September 2021

 

About the summit

The Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project, as part of the Youth Affairs Council of WA is a peer based sexual health and blood borne virus (SHBBV) project. YEP aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexuality and SHBBV issues. We do this by working in partnership with the WA youth sector and building the capacity of youth workers.

In 2017, the YEP Project held their first sector summit on youth sexual health. This was attended by over 100 people from the WA youth sector. The YEP Project is now organising our third sector summit. The themes of this summit are based on educational needs as identified in YEP’s annual youth and youth sector surveys in 2020: Healthy relationships for young people and sexual health needs of subpopulations: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, LGBTIQA+ young people, culturally and linguistically diverse young people and young people living with disabilities.

The YEP Project is looking for contributions to this summit of a variety of topics that relate to healthy relationships for young people and the sexual health needs of the subpopulations mentioned above. The aim of the summit is to upskill the youth sector on best practice models so that they can better support the sexual health and relationships needs of their clients.

The YEP Project works in a sex positive and harm-minimisation approach and it is important that the summit content reflects this ethos.

Who should attend the summit?

The summit is for anyone working professionally with young people aged 12-25, with a particular emphasis on the youth sector.

Who can submit an abstract?

Summit abstracts are open to anyone with professional, volunteer, community or academic/research experience with young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, culturally and linguistically diverse or disability backgrounds or more broadly with young people around healthy relationships.

Interested parties may include:

  • Young people
  • Youth workers
  • Community members and leaders
  • Sexologists
  • Educators
  • Health promotion workers
  • Researchers/academics
  • Psychologists and counsellors
  • Government representatives
  • Legal support workers
  • and more

 

Why submit an abstract?

  • Present your work to a large cohort of WA’s youth sector.
  • Directly work towards improving the sexual health and well-being of WA’s young people.
  • People who apply as individuals (i.e. not representing an organisation they are employed by) will receive free registration and a $50 gift voucher.
  • Successful applications will receive 1 free registration to the summit. (One free ticket per organisation). Other applicants presenting will receive reduced priced tickets.

 

Types of presentations

Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple formats.

Summit speaker – 10, 20, 30 or 45 minutes.

Present on a topic of your expertise, or significant experience, relating to healthy relationships for young people or the sexual health needs of young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or young people with a disability.

Presentations will be followed by a short Q&A panel session with other presenters.

The presentations will take place in a session area equipped with a podium, microphone(s), laser pointer, PC laptop computer, LCD projector and screen.

Interactive workshop – 45 minutes or 90 minutes

Interactive workshops should be tailored for the youth sector on topics related to healthy relationships for young people or the sexual health needs of young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or young people with a disability. Workshops which provide tangible skills and knowledge that youth workers can apply in their place of work will be highly regarded.

The workshops will take place in a session area equipped with a Mac laptop, LCD projector and screen, tables and chairs. Other materials are to be provided by the presenter.

Youth panellist

The summit will include a young people’s panel Q&A session compiled of young people who are interested in sharing their personal or peers’ perspectives around healthy relationships and/or the sexual health needs of subpopulations. Young people between ages 16 to 25 and from all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. Youth panellists will be provided with a free ticket to attend the conference (if they wish to attend) and a $50 gift card.

Performance – 3 to 15 minutes.

The summit is looking to showcase a small number of performances from young people and community members from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and disability communities.

Performers will be paid for their time, please advise your fees in your application.

Merchandise and service promotion

Organisations working in the areas of youth sexual health, healthy relationships and/or with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQA+, culturally and linguistically diverse young people and encouraged to provide merchandise and/or hard copy information on their service that can be provided to summit attendees.

How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one format. Please provide applications in MS Word or PDF format and send via email to yep@yacwa.org.au by 1pm on 21 April 2021 and subject line of ‘YEP 2021 Summit Abstract Application’. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 5 working days please call (08) 9227 5440 and request to speak to Lorna.

Summit speaker

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Summit Speaker’ above the following:
  • Bio of the presenter(s)
  • Presenter(s) photo.
  • Name of organisation and position title, or advise personal perspective.
  • Requested time allocation: 15, 30, or 45 minutes (you may select multiple options).
  • Topic:
    • Healthy relationships
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health
    • LGBTIQA+ sexual health
    • CaLD sexual health
    • People with disabilities sexual health
  • Content overview and learning outcomes of your presentation. Specifically outline how the youth sector will gain any tangible skills or knowledge that they can apply in their work.
  • Advise if you are comfortable for this presentation to be viewed by summit attendees online (via Zoom).
  • Maximum 500 words.

Workshops

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Workshops’ above the following:
  • Bio of the presenter(s)
  • Presenter(s) photo.
  • Name of organisation and position title.
  • Requested time allocation: 45 or 90 minutes (you may select multiple options).
  • Topic:
    • Healthy relationships
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health
    • LGBTIQA+ sexual health
    • CaLD sexual health
    • Young people with disabilities sexual health
  • Content overview and learning outcomes of your workshop. Specifically outline how the youth sector will gain any tangible skills or knowledge that they can apply in their work.
  • Minimum and maximum number of people that can attend your workshop.
  • If you require a particular room configuration or resources.
  • Advise if you are comfortable for this session to be accessed by summit attendees online (via Zoom).
  • Maximum 800 words.

Youth panellist

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Youth Panellist’ above the following:
  • Bio of the presenter
  • Presenter’s photo.
  • Outline your areas of interest and/or experience in the world of sexual health.
  • Advise if you are comfortable for this presentation to be viewed by summit attendees online (via Zoom).
  • Maximum 200 words.

 

Merchandise/service promotion

Please include:

  • Title of merchandise above the following:
  • Name of your service
  • Overview of the service
  • Outline what kind of merchandise/hard copy information you would like to provide to summit organisers, which will be passed on to approx. 100 summit attendees. These resources need to be delivered to the YACWA office in Leederville.
  • Maximum 200 words.

Performance

Please include:

  • Title of ‘Performance’ above the following:
  • Bio of the performer(s)
  • Performer(s) photos
  • Requested time allocation: 3 to 15 minutes (you may select multiple options).
  • Outline if you have an interest and/or experience in the world of youth and/or sexual health.
  • Which community(s) the performers are a part of:
    • Young people
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    • LGBTIQA+
    • Culturally and linguistically diverse
    • Disability
  • Your fees.
  • Advise if you are comfortable for this performance to be viewed by summit attendees online (via Zoom).
  • Maximum 200 words.

 

 

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