Guest speaking and training

‘Maree’s expert training is highly regarded. Supported by evidence, and a range of teaching methodologies and practical strategies, Maree encourages schools and community organisations to identify what role we can all play in education to address the influence of pornography.’

Kylie Stephens
Senior Health Promotion Manager
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
University of Melbourne

It’s time we talked is available for guest speaking, training and consultancy

Conference keynote addresses

Our conference keynotes about the influence of pornography on young people provide a compelling case for the need to address this issue across a broad range of contexts. It’s time we talked has presented at conferences about relationships and sexuality education, violence prevention, sexual offending and more.

Professional learning for teachers and others

It’s time we talked provides training for teachers, youth workers, counsellors, police and people working in fields such as health promotion, youth justice, sexual assault and family violence. The training assists participants to develop their understanding of how easily accessible pornography is influencing young people’s sexual expectations and behaviour. It builds participants’ confidence and skills to address these issues with young people, and provides an introduction to resources available to support this work.

Parent education events

A school or community-based parent education event is a valuable way of assisting parents to understand how pervasive, often-aggressive pornography is impacting on young people, and why addressing it is an important part of equipping students in the 21st century for relationships and sexuality that are respectful and safe. It’s time we talked supports schools to introduce these issues to parents through this 30-minute presentation followed by Q&A.

School leader seminars

It’s time we talked can provide seminars for principal associations and other school leader gatherings. The seminars provide an evidence-based overview of the issues, the rationale for a school-based approach, and an introduction to how schools can develop a plan to address the influence of explicit sexual imagery that is tailored to suit their unique community and context.

Consultations to support a whole school approach

It’s time we talked can support schools to use our secondary school resource, In The Picture, to develop a whole school approach to the influence of explicit sexual imagery.

Consultations can be tailored to the needs of individual schools, and may include, for example:

  • support to review the school’s current approach
  • support to develop a tailored action plan
  • staff briefings
  • teacher training
  • parent education
  • evaluation support.

Tailored professional learning for curriculum writers

It’s time we talked can provide two-day professional learning for institutions and/or organisations involved in the development of relationships and sexuality education curriculum materials. This professional learning provides an in-depth understanding of how pornography is impacting on young people and how it can be addressed through respectful relationships and sexuality curriculum. Participants explore the theoretical underpinnings of ‘pornography education’ and how it supports the Australian Curriculum. They are introduced to example curriculum activities and how they may be tailored for different audiences.

Make an enquiry about speaking, training or consultancy with your organisation here.

‘I can’t recommend Maree’s teaching highly enough. It is of an exceptionally high quality. Her contributions to our post-graduate course in adolescent sexuality and sexual health are very frequently referred to as the highlight of the course. Students say they find the material extremely thought provoking and confronting but totally necessary.’

Henrietta Williams

Sexual Health Physician
Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
University of Melbourne

‘We were delighted to host Maree Crabbe’s workshops on pornography and young people, in several locations across Victoria. Responses were highly positive, with participants – including teachers, health workers, local government representatives, youth workers and police – finding the information and activities relevant and useful.’

Dr Jessie Mitchell
Manager, Policy and Projects
Youth Affairs Council of Victoria