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Talking Realities is an innovative, school based, peer education program originally developed in South Australia.

The program grew out of a desire by young mothers to pass onto other young people, information about what it’s really like to be a parent at a young age.

The program recruits, supports, trains and employs young parents (under 24 years) as peer educators to present the program to other young people.

Southern Melbourne PCP (operating as Kingston Bayside PCP [KBPCP]) purchased the program in 2004 with funds provided by School Focused Youth Services and modified it in response to local needs and circumstances. With ongoing funding, the program was conducted through KBPCP until 2009 when it then transferred to Mind Australia.

pdfTalking Realities…..young parenting: A peer education program. An evaluation of three years of implementation in Victoria, 2005-2008 - 569.56 KB

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