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Counseling Adolescents about Sexual Coercion and Abuse

Source: Family Planning National Training Center
Date Published: 9/2017

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Description

Explore how to frame questions to assess for sexual assault/abuse and more subtle forms of coercion, and how to respond to disclosures in ways that support and respect adolescent clients and comply with reporting requirements.

This eLearning course provides prevention and intervention strategies to address adolescent and young adult sexual coercion and abuse. Participants will learn to create a safe environment that facilitates disclosure of coercion and abuse, frame questions to assess for both sexual assault/abuse and more subtle forms of coercion, and respond to disclosures in ways that support and respect adolescent clients and comply with reporting requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify elements in the interview approach to encourage disclosure
  • Recognize patterns that may indicate coercion or abuse
  • Explain prevention approaches to encourage healthy relationships

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