Content matters...just not as much as you think.
If you're working with kids (especially kids from vulnerable populations) you need to assume that some kids will already be abuse survivors by the time they hear you talk about puberty, consent or healthy relationships.
No one wants to say the wrong thing but silence is worse.
Which can add a complicated challenge to your already stressful work because sexual abuse survivors want to be asked if they are survivors. But it can be hard to know how to ask, what to say and how to respond.
Have you ever thought, "Gosh, he is asking all the wrong questions!?"
But it's not just about the questions. It's about all the elements of the healthcare experience, whether in clinic or practice or inside a patient's home. From options to intakes, choices matter especially for trauma survivors.