By Stephen C. Schultz
Over the last few years, I have regularly received calls from clinicians, attorneys and educational consultants about clients and students of theirs that are struggling with sexual concerns.
These concerns are often about the excessive use of technology to access pornography. There is the relatively new phenomenon of “sexting” that creates concerns. Some students may be struggling with ASD or other developmental issues that exacerbates some acting out. It’s not uncommon for me to get a call about a teen who is inappropriately exploring sexual behavior with siblings, cousins or friends.
Often there has also been a history of trauma or abuse. Most actions are reactive or exploratory in nature. Most teens aren't “criminals” in any way, shape or form. They are simply trying to make sense of a society that does little to curb the promotion of early sexualization, yet has a heavy hand of condemnation when social boundaries are disturbed.
For this reason, I have compiled a list of articles and posts from my blog that have to do with the treatment and understanding of teens and families that fight the constant battle of sexual trauma, abuse and addiction. I hope you find this resource helpful.