Sexual health promotion for young people with an experience of trauma
Engaging with young people who have experienced trauma around the topic of sexual health poses unique and sometimes complex challenges.
An experience of trauma can lead to poorer health outcomes. It is important to have discussions about sexual health and relationships with young people from settings where there is a likelihood of trauma in a young person’s history – such as young people in Out Of Home Care or justice services. This will help them to have positive interactions and experiences, despite what their history may be.
The way to achieve this is by empowering these young people to confidently make safe choices based on accurate information.
This fact sheet may assist you when working with young people in Out Of Home Care around the topic of sexual health.
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