Deanne Carson authored a report titled, "A critical analysis of the text series, you: an introduction". Released on October 19, 2015.

Last year, Deanne authored a report titled, "Review: Teen Sex by the Book". Released on May 6th, 2015.


The Sexual Cultures 2 conference

This conference was held at the University of Sunderland, London in April 2015. Conference paper: Sexuality education models: 'censorship' of mediated sex; media literacy and 'educated choices' by Deanne Carson.

The Australian Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health conference

This conference was held at the Western Sydney University, Sydney in November 2015. Conference paper: Australian sex ed health check: influences on its delivery and content, and (in)formal school gender policies by Deanne Carson.


What is Body Safety Education and how does it support the Child Safe Standards? - p.16, Preschool Matters, July 20th 2017

Can I give you a hug? - Community Early Learning Australia (CELA), August 17th 2017.

Teaching kids how to seek consent, not just the ability to say 'no' - SBS, August 8th 2017

We need to teach consent to our kids from as young as three-years-old - Kidspot, August 3rd 2017

Online Predators and Cyber Grooming : Does your school know how to respond? - Complispace, March 30th 2017.

Consent education: 'It is crucial to teach bodily boundaries at a young age' - Australian Rationalist, March 2017

Why it's not OK for a stranger to touch my baby - Pinky McKay, September 8th 2015

Sex Education Must Cater to Diversity - The Age, February 5th 2014

We Say Sorry - Sheilas: An Initiative of the Victorian Women's Trust, April 18th 2013

Periods Are Gross - Catherine Deveny, February 6th 2015

Hair on Your Front Bottom - Mum's Lounge: Australia's Lifestyle Website for Mums, June 30th 2013


In 1969 a group of ‘unmarried mothers’ banded together to challenge the systems and social attitudes preventing single women from raising their own children.
We did change the system, we did change forever society’s view of ‘unmarried mothers’ and ‘illegitimate children’, we did win almost equal rights to income support and we did win almost equal rights for our children.

Copies can be purchased from the Council of Single Mothers and their children:

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This book can also be purchased from Fishpond:

Single But Not Alone: The First 40 Years of the Council of Single Mothers and Their Children
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