Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide

March 2016 - Reports, Guidelines, and Tools

March 2016 Prevention Update (PDF, 440.24 KB)
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Levy, M., Messner, L., Duffy, M., and Casto, J. Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project (2016).

This document, produced by the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, serves as a companion guide to the 2012 Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: Technical Considerations for PEPFAR Programs, which provides step-by-step guidance on the appropriate clinical/forensic care for children and adolescents who have experienced sexual violence and exploitation. The companion guide provides a basic framework, examples, resources, and contact information to help providers and managers understand the needs of young people who have experienced sexual abuse, and to ensure comprehensive care beyond the clinical exam. Comprehensive care for this vulnerable group includes facilitating linkages with critical social and community services; taking additional steps to help children and adolescents obtain information and support their needs; and contributing to changes in sociocultural norms that perpetuate a culture of violence and silence, increasing vulnerability and the potential for HIV risk.

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