connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Professional Development

We are proud to offer a range of workshops providing professionals with opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills to help their clients and customers.

Workshop: Gender and sexuality equity and inclusivity

A one-day workshop to support organisations to become more inclusive of staff, students, patients and clients who are sex-, sexuality- and gender-diverse.

This workshop will focus on:

  • defining 'sex', 'sexuality', 'gender' and 'gender expression'
  • supporting the needs of each letter of the acronym
  • LGBTIQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual)
  • identifying current social and legislative changes affecting the community and your workplace
  • pronouns and partners: using inclusive language
  • identifying how welcoming your physical environment is
  • how to review policies, processes and paperwork
  • LGBTIQA+ services and social groups, including queer online spaces
  • being a better ally, particularly to young people and those who may not be ‘out’.

About the presenter

Deanne Carson is founder of Unique Sexuality Education and is highly regarded as a leading voice in sexuality education, gender equity and LGBTIQA+ inclusivity.

The training will include guest speaker Sally Goldner, a transgender advocate and community educator.

Ideal for

Workers in social and community services who may work with LGBTIQA+ individuals, families and communities.

  • RAV Training
  • (03) 9261 8702
  • 1183 Toorak Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
    • Starts 9:30am Tuesday 6 March 2018
  • 9:30am - 4pm
  • $290 including GST (morning tea provided).
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