YEP Youth Sector Survey 2015 Results

YACWA’s state-wide Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues by working in partnership with the WA youth sector to build capacity at the individual, organisational and sector levels.

In 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, the YEP Project has conducted this survey to investigate changes in the youth sector relating to youth sexual health and blood-borne virus (SHBBV) education and support. Results from the 2015 are now available and can be downloaded here: YEP Youth Sector Survey Results 2015

Key findings from the 2015 survey include:

  • The YEP Project continues to be an important source of SHBBV support for the youth sector;
  • Sexual health, STI and BBV issues are very relevant to the youth sector and their clients;
  • Youth workers and youth sector organisations are active in the SHBBV space;
  • The survey results highlighted a number of barriers to accessing SHBBV education and support for young people and the youth sector.

This survey forms an important part of the ongoing evaluation of the YEP Project, if you are looking at ways to improve the evaluation of your projects, get in contact with the SiREN (WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network) project at Curtin. We would like to thank Curtin University for analysing the survey results and preparing this report, and to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey.

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Hey! My name is Jesse and I’m a 23 year old from Fremantle, WA. I’m finishing up my Diploma of Youth Work with North Metro TAFE, completing my last practical placement here with the YEP crew. I am extremely passionate about politics, advocacy and education and I’m so fortunate to be working with YEP in the space of peer education.

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