The prevalence of sexual violence victimization among minors is astounding; the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) reported 43.2% of female victims and 70.8% of male victims of completed or attempted rape experienced their first assault as minors. As preventionists, advocates, and educators, we must continuously challenge ourselves to improve our understanding of trauma and its long-lasting impacts. This toolkit from the Adolescent Health Working Group (AHWG) was created to support organizations as they build capacity and work to become trauma-informed. Beyond symptoms of trauma, this document explores the impact of trauma on development, provides recommendations to enhance the developmental assets for adolescents, and illustrates various levels of trauma on the Socio-Ecological Model.
View the toolkit here: https://rodriguezgsarah.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/traumaresbooklet-web.pdf