Respectful Relationships

March 27, 2021

10:00 am - 1:30 pm (VIC)

18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford 3087

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Let’s learn about friendships, dating and what informed consent is.


This event is for people with Down syndrome aged 16 years and over.


Date: Saturday 27 March

Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm (VIC)


This is a face to face event.

Down Syndrome Victoria: 18/71 Victoria Crescent Abbotsford 3087

About the event

Let’s learn about friendships, dating and what informed consent is. In this three hour workshop participants will learn about the laws around sex and relationships and how to say “no”.

Participants will gain knowledge about:

  • Consent
  • Protective behaviours
  • The law around sex and relationships
  • How to say ‘no”
  • Dating and relationships
  • How to know the difference between dating and friendships
  • And breaking up

Thank you to The Australian Government Department of Social Services for funding this workshop.

All face to face DSV Training will be run in accordance with government COVID safe rules. If we cannot run face to face events due to COVID restrictions, they will run on Zoom at the scheduled time. More information will be provided to participants closer to each event.

To register

To register, please visit our online registration page.


Kardie Whelan

Disability and Community Educator

Kardie has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability), as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and has worked in a variety of disability settings, special schools and TAFEs. She has been at Family Planning for 12 years as a sexuality educator for people with cognitive disability of all ages. Kardie also provides professional learning to professionals and volunteers working in the disability sector and facilitates information sessions for parents and carers.

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