Trauma Informed Care: A New Perspective on Teen Pregnancy Prevention (Aiken/Orangeburg)
Teenagers are constantly making critical sexual decisions. Your pregnancy prevention work gives teens the best information with which to make those decisions. However, for you the practitioner, a working knowledge of trauma-informed care can also deepen your understanding - of just where a traumatized teenager may be coming from, how his or her sexual considerations may be “different,” and how your approach and curriculum could potentially be triggering to the teens you serve.
- Consider the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of teens with whom they do pregnancy prevention work.
- Examine the relationship between trauma exposure, high-risk sexual behaviors, and pregnancy.
- Differentiate between trauma-informed care and trauma-specific treatment, and their appropriate applications.
- Adapt personal and programmatic interventions such that they fall in line with the key principles of trauma-informed care.
Presented by Kelli Scurry, Initiative & Training Coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
Byrd Learning Center
1 Willis Circle
Graniteville, SC 29829