Yarning Quiet Ways

Yarning Quiet Ways

Cover of Yarning Ways bookletIn 2015, about 80 Aboriginal mums, dads and carers yarned about how to help kids learn about strong, safe and healthy relationships. They said that they wanted a resource to help them talk to their kids about: 

  • being boss of their bodies

  • changes in their bodies

  • saying 'no'

  • safer sex

  • sex and the law

  • teenage pregnancy

  • protecting themselves online

  • respectful relationships.

Yarning Quiet Ways was developed to respond to this request. It is based on an existing resource called Talk Soon Talk Often (external site) but has been written and designed in a way that responds to what the Aboriginal parents and carers wanted. The quotes in this resource come from real Aboriginal parents and carers. 

A hard copy of the book can be ordered by emailing shbbvp@health.wa.gov.au

Electronic copy of Yarning Quiet Ways (PDF version).