Title

Sexual Abuse and Subsequent Risky Sexual Behaviors: A Competency Model for Treatment of Adolescent Females

Keywords

sexual abuse, psychological and behavioral issues, therapy, family, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therap

Abstract

Sexual abuse is an antecedent to many psychological and behavioral issues that accompany client families when they present for therapy. This article reviews relevant literature regarding sexual abuse in childhood/adolescence as it relates to resultant risky sexual behaviors and their combined impact on individual and family functioning. Treatment guidelines using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy are presented in the context of three key elements of clinical competence: knowledge, awareness, and skills.

Original Publication Citation

*Hughes, A., Bean, R. A., & Harper, J. M. (2015). Sexual abuse and subsequent risky sexual behaviors: A competency model for treatment of adolescent females. American Journal of Family Therapy, 43, 326-338.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-07-15

Publisher

The American Journal of Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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