Here is an invaluable resource to help professionals understand the broad range of issues and challenges that adolescents face as they grapple with their sexuality. This highly informative volume addresses the most compelling issues of adolescent sexuality. Sexual orientation, acquaintance rape, new social roles, and sexually transmitted diseases are among the numerous topics that social workers confront daily in helping adolescents define and seek solutions to their sex-related concerns. Adolescent Sexuality highlights the importance of innovative approaches and client empowerment in prevention and treatment programs for youth, particularly in this era of declining federal support. This timely volume reveals the reluctance of adolescents to confide in their families; therefore, experts offer valuable suggestions for social workers to strengthen and use community resources--the church, family planning agencies, schools, and support groups--to supplement the efforts of many families.
Table of Contents
- I. Challenges
- Some Major Issues Regarding Adolescent Sexuality and Childbearing in the United States
- Contemporary Sex Roles for Adolescents: New Options or Confusion?
- Acquaintance Rape Among Adolescents: Identifying Risk Groups and Intervention Strategies
- Preventing HIV Infection Among Black and Hispanic Adolescents
- Social Service Needs of Lesbian and Gay Adolescents: Telling It Their Way
- II. Adolescent Sexuality in Rural and Urban America
- Improving Family Planning Services to Rural Adolescents
- Adolescent Fathers in Urban Communities: Exploring Their Needs and Role in Preventing Pregnancy
- Adolescent Sexuality and Premature Parenthood: Role of the Black Church in Prevention
- Networking With Rural Adolescents and Their Parents to Promote Communication About Sexual Issues
- AIDS Education Is Sex Education: Rural and Urban Challenges