Our general approach to adolescent sexual health alienates and shames youth who have experienced sexual violence. By focusing solely on risk and prevention, sex education programs and youth-serving professionals generally fail to engage youth in necessary conversations about their power, choice, and consent. This workshop will provide guidance to youth-serving professionals so they can have brave conversations with youth. We will discuss the need for trauma-informed sex education and discuss how to incorporate trauma-informed practices in daily work.
Upon completion of this event, participants should be able to:
- Articulate the importance of using a trauma-informed framework for sexual health conversations
- Identify strategies to engage in discussions with youth who have experienced trauma
**Continuing education credit/contact hours (1.0 total hours) will be offered for the following: Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, Certified in Public Health, Certified Health Education Specialists, Continuing Professional Education.