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Running head: SEXUALITY EDUCATION 1 Sexuality Education Danielle Bott Rasmussen College COURSE: Maternal Child Health Instructor: Dr. Cyrus November 11, 2019
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SEXUALITY EDUCATION 2 CASE STUDY: Philip is a 14 year old with Down syndrome. At the age 14, according to Erikson’s stages of development, he is considered an adolescent. Within this stage adolescents develop a sense of identity versus role confusion. Philip is facing a crisis, he is becoming more interested in his sexuality and is showing his curiosity, and along with his new found curiosity he has also been showing some overt aggression towards his sister and classmates. A major part of this stage is the adolescent asking themselves “Who am I?” Those who are unable to reach an answer to that question often times find themselves lost, disappointed, or confused about their place in life. (Ward, 2016) To ensure Philip is able to explore his curiosity in a safe manner, it is important to educate him and his parents on appropriate behavior. First determining how Philip best learns will facilitate a comfortable learning environment. Incorporating characters from his
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