Sex, Sexuality, and Substance Abuse
Week 9 6446
Sex, Sexuality, and Substance Abuse
· Boyatzis, C. J., & Junn, E. N. (2016). Annual editions: Child growth and development (22nd ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.
o Bering, J. “Is your child gay?” (pp. 75)
· Getz, L. (2013). Relational resilience in treating adolescent substance use. Social Work Today. Retrieved
· Harris, N., Brazeau, J. N., Rawana, E. P., Brownlee, K., & Klein, R. (2017). Self-Perceived Strengths Among Adolescents With and Without Substance Abuse Problems. Journal of Drug Issues, 47(2), 277-288.
· Mallon, G. (2011). The home study assessment process for gay, lesbian, and transgender prospective foster and adoptive families. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 9-29.
· Reeves, T., Horne, S. G., Rostosky, S. S., Riggle, E. D. B., Baggett, L. R., & Aycock, R. A. (2010). Family members’ support for GLBT issues: The role of family adaptability and cohesion. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 6(1), 80–97.
· Ryan, C., Russell, S. T., Huebner, D., Diaz, R., & Sanchez, J. (2010). Family acceptance in adolescence and the health of LGBT young adults. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23(4), 205–213.
· Piehler, T. F., & Winters, K. C. (2017). Decision-making style and response to parental involvement in brief interventions for adolescent substance use. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(3), 336-346.
· Document: DSM-5 Bridge Document: Sex, Sexuality, and Substance Abuse (PDF)
· Castellanos-Ryan, N., O’Leary-Barrett, M., & Conrod, P. J. (2013). Substance-use in childhood and adolescence: A brief overview of developmental processes and their clinical implications. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 22(1), 41–46.
· Document: Child and Adolescent Counseling Cases: Sex, Sexuality, and Substance Abuse (PDF)
· Document: Treatment Plan Template (Word Document)
Discussion: Sex, Sexuality, Sexual Identity, and Values
In 2011, 47% of high school students had sexual intercourse, and 15% of them reported having more than four partners. In 2009, an estimated 8,300 young people ages 13–24 were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS (CDC, 2013). More than 1 in 4 teens who give birth are ages 15–17 (CDC, 2014). In 2005, 1 in 4 sexually active teens contracted a sexually transmitted disease, 29% of teens felt pressure to have sex, and 1 in 10 high school students reported having been forced to have sex (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005). New studies are being developed to estimate current levels of sexual activity in adolescents. There are some indications that adolescents are waiting longer to have sex; by age 19, seven out of 10 adolescents have had sexual intercourse (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010).
Sex is a prevalent issue among teens today, and many young people struggle with the vast issues that can evolve around sex. Clinicians must be familiar with the current trends and issues related to adolescent sexual behavior and must be able to address them effectively. In addition to sexual activity, sexual identity can be an issue among children and adolescents.
For this Discussion, review the case studies located in this week’s resources and select one case study from Case 1 and Case 2. Consider how the values of sex, sexuality, and sexual identity can adversely affect the child or adolescent in the case study.
With these thoughts in mind:
A brief description of the sex and sexuality case study you selected (Case 1 or Case 2). Then, identify two potential parent/guardian, school, or community values related to sex, sexuality, or sexual identity that might adversely affect the child or adolescent, and explain how. Explain one way you might support the child or adolescent in the case study. Finally, explain one way you would ensure that your personal values would not interfere with the counseling process. Be specific and use examples to illustrate your points.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the week’s resources.
Assignment: Substance Abuse Interventions
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