2015 Sexual abuse and subsequent risky sexual behaviors: A competency model for treatment of adolescent females

A lot of the psychological and behavioral problems that client families bring to therapy are caused by sexual abuse. In order to understand how childhood and adolescent sexual abuse affects hazardous sexual behaviors, individual and family functioning, and other factors, this article summarizes pertinent literature on the topic. The three essential components of clinical competence—knowledge, awareness, and skills—are discussed in the context of treatment recommendations employing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy