Adolescent Sexual Health and the Dynamics of Oppression: A Call for Cultural Competency

by L. Laura Davis

Nov 1, 2003
This paper encourages those who work with youth to understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on vulnerable adolescents, to assess and address their needs, and to build on their assets. In prevention programming, it is essential to empower young participants by involving them in all aspects of designing and running programs for youth. It is equally essential to provide culturally appropriate interventions, with culturally competent adult and youth staff.
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