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Youth Connect Education Forum 2023

Education Forum for Teachers
Vaping - School Violence - Gaming - Sexual health and Consent

Welcome to Youth Connect 2023
Sit back | Learn | Nourish | Mingle

Date and time:

Friday 11 of August 2023
8:30 am – 3:30 pm ACST

Education Forum:

This forum will provide you with the opportunity to connect with progressive thought leaders who are addressing the real issues facing young people today.

Join us to explore a range of essential topics, including:

○ Clearing the vaping haze: How teachers can make a difference
○ School violence: First-order and second-order change
○ Relationships & sexuality education in action
○ Gaming in tweens/teens and strategies for schools

And something just for you:
○ Applying positive psychology to your world

‘One of the best PD’s I have done in a long time’
2022 participant

‘I loved it, I felt like I was part of a groundbreaking day in this space, amazing!’
2022 participant


Hectorville Sports and Community Club
31 Fisher Street
Magill, SA 5072
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$200 + service fee

Morning Tea + Lunch included | PD Certificate Available
On-site parking available | Door prizes | Coffee Van on arrival

You can purchase your tickets here:

Thought leaders

Opening words by The Hon Blair Boyer MP Minister for Education, Training & Skills.

The focus of his work in government has been education, child protection, industrial relations and emergency services; the latter leading to Blair becoming a volunteer with the Salisbury SES Unit.

Dr. Kim Lee

Gaming in tweens/teens and Strategies for Schools
Dr. Huu Kim Le is an Australian Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who offers a telehealth service for individuals residing throughout Australia. Along with his expertise in working with children and families, he has a particular focus on gaming disorder, also known as video gaming addiction.

Bronte McQueen & Olivia Lukowska - Cancer Council

Clearing the vaping haze: How teachers can make a difference
Bronte McQueen is Advocacy Lead at Cancer Council SA and advocates for changes in law and policy to reduce the impact of smoking and vaping on South Australians. Bronte has a Master of Public Health and is a certified Trainer and Assessor. Bronte was part of Cancer Council SA’s successful Quitskills team who provided training to Aboriginal Health and allied workers across Australia to skill them to undertake brief interventions with clients to help them quit smoking and vaping.

Olivia Lukowska works at Cancer Council SA as the Tackling Tobacco Project Officer. Her work aims to reduce high smoking rates among disadvantaged groups by embedding smoking-cessation support within partner organisations. She also delivers training for assisting others with vaping dependency. Olivia previously held an educator role for the Quitskills program that delivered Culturally Appropriate, Aboriginal-specific smoking-cessation training across Australia.

Jane Wundersitz - Live Life Forward

Applying positive psychology
Award-winning Speaker, Master Trainer and Founder of WunderTraining, Jane Wundersitz, has 25 years of experience in people and culture development and has worked internationally and nationally as a Regional and State Business Leader.

Professor Phillip Slee - Flinders University

School violence: First order and second order change
Phillip Slee is a Professor of Human Development in the School of Education and is a trained teacher and registered psychologist. He is also Director of the Student Wellbeing & Prevention of Violence (SWAPv) Research Centre at Flinders.

Hanna Saltis - Curtin University

Relationships and Sexuality Education in action: Best practice
Hanna Saltis is a research assistant at Curtin University and one of the thought leaders behind the RSE project.