Sexual behaviours may be expressed in a variety of ways and may include talk, touch, questions, conversation and interests which relate to sexuality and relationships, and can take place both online and offline. When children demonstrate sexual behaviours, it can be difficult to know whether it is a typical and developmentally appropriate aspect of development or if it is something to be concerned about. It can also be difficult to understand why the behaviours might be happening, and the most effective way to respond.
Some sexual behaviours can increase vulnerability, or cause harm to others, and adults have a responsibility to take action to provide support and protection.
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"Traffic Lights is a comprehensive suite of resources for identifying, understanding, and responding to sexual behaviours in children and young people...Traffic Lights provides essential cross-disciplinary positive and protective guidance for all professionals who work with children and young people. It uses the concepts of healthy sexual behaviours (green), concerning behaviours (orange), and harmful behaviours (red) to assist adults to know how to promote and support healthy sexual development, and when to step in and take action on potential harm, abuse, or exploitation. It provides helpful examples and words to use. Implementation of Traffic Lights can be supported by the delivery of high-quality online and face-to-face professional development options. As an academic advisor to Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, I recommend this suite of evidence-based resources as a valuable addition to organisations’ broader strategies to enact child safe organisations." Kerryann Walsh, Professor, Faculty of Education, School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, QUT
Dr Claire Moran has extensive experience in research, teaching and curriculum development, with expertise include sexual health, sexuality and gender, children and young people’s sexual development.
As Manager of Tertiary and Research at True Relationships and Reproductive Health, Claire is responsible for the Traffic Lights® Program Suite. She is also responsible for managing research projects and building partnerships with institutions across areas such as relationships and sexuality education, positive and protective behaviours and violence prevention; and the sexual health and safety of young people from minority and diverse communities.
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