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Teen Sexual Concerns - A Resource for Parent's

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.

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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.

·         Is the “News Media” trustworthy?

·         Families, Fun & Teen Frustration

·         Hiding in Plain Sight

·         Teens and Sexual Dependency - A helpful option for parents

·         Oxbow Academy – Unintended Consequences

·         Pornography - Normal Curiosity or Virtual Addiction?

·         When problematic sexual concerns plague your teen

·         Adolescent Therapy - Is there an elephant in the room?

·         Autism Spectrum Disorder and Teenage Sexual Development - Where Can A Parent Turn With Concern?

·         Sexual Trauma...Healing Horses

·         Teen Sexual Issues - A New Treatment Approach

·         Troubled Teens "Fish" for solutions!

·         Hope for Teens with Sexual Concerns

·         Teenagers and Pornography: A New Look

·         Family Secrets - A True Story of Courage

·         Teens and Pornography: the Frightening New Addiction

·         Pornography - Simple Teenage Right of Passage or Harmful Addiction?

·         Troubled Teens "Picture" Success

·         You're not alone! Parents discuss problematic teenage sexual behavior.

·         Growing Desire - Teens and Pornography



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