Promoting Youth Sexual Health, written for preventionists and interventionists who work with children and adolescents across home, school, or community settings, offers guidance on how to promote sexual health among youth. The reader is first introduced to the state of the field, including sexual behaviors in which youth engage, sexual risk and protective factors, standards and professional guidelines for promoting sexual health of youth, developmental and cultural considerations, and considerations in supporting LGBTQ youth. Evidence-based strategies to support child and adolescent sexual health in homes, schools, and communities are then presented. The book concludes with a proposed model for integrating supports across settings to comprehensively promote youth sexual health.
1. An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Sexual Health 2. Sexual Risk Behavior of Children and Adolescents 3. Sexual Risk and Protective Factors 4. Legal and Ethical Standards and Best Practice Guidelines in the Promotion of Child and Adolescent Sexual Health 5. Developmental and Cultural Considerations in Promoting Sexual Health 6. Promoting the Sexual Heath of Sexual Minority Youth 7. Promoting the Sexual Health of Children and Adolescents at Home 8. Promoting the Sexual Health of Children and Adolescents at School 9. Promoting the Sexual Health of Children and Adolescents in the Community 10. Summary and Future Directions