The Core Competencies are intended for adult providers of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and serve as a foundation of professional capabilities that all providers should strive to possess in order to deliver effective, sensitive and appropriate sexual health care and services to adolescents.
The Core Competencies are divided into 5 major domains:
- Professional and Legal Role
- Adolescent Development
- Youth-centered Approach and Youth Culture
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
Information is provided that details what a provider should know and should be able to do for each domain.
Core Competencies Subcommittee of the Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWH), California Core Competencies for Providers of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs/Services. 2008. Core Competencies.