April: Trauma-Informed Care
Brave Conversations: Utilizing trauma-informed approaches
to talk to youth about sex
Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW
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
** Note: There is no fee to attend this session. One hour of continuing education credit will be provided for the following: Social Work (SW): Provider #6838; Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): Provider #2374; Continuing Professional Education (CPE): Provider # 902-395; Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES/MCHES): Sponsored by Texas A&M University, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.