Supporting Clients In Making Healthy Sexual Choices
This brief provides guidance for supporting clients as they take achievable steps toward improving sexual health. It provides practical examples of how to raise awareness, activate self-management, and promote new behavior based on risk level and personal strengths. Topics of discussion include why it is important to talk to clients about sexuality; why behavioral health populations are at greater risk for sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, and sexual violence; and how to talk to clients about sexual health. The 5 As model of asking, assessing, advising, assisting, and arranging is presented as a practical structure for addressing sexual health issues. Strategies and examples are provided for setting up an action plan to help the client develop safer behaviors. This course is based upon material published in a Provider Action Brief from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions and is available as an open access article.
This course on supporting clients in making healthy sexual choices is designed for peer support counselors, recovery residence administrators, substance abuse counselors, and paraprofessionals who want to work in substance abuse treatment. This course is appropriate for beginning level practitioners.
Author: Morris, Chad for SAMHSA-HRSA
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding supporting clients in sexual health. Specifically, a professional will:
• Describe why it is important to talk to behavioral health populations about sexuality and sexual health
• Identify how to start a conversation with a client about sexual health
• Recognize the 5 As Model for addressing sexual wellness issues
Citation: Morris, C. Supporting Clients in Sexual Health. A Provider Action Brief from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- Florida Certification Board
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
This course is Non Interactive .