Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Teens And Date Rape

Teens and young adults are in their peak years socially; out with friends and learning about love and sexuality. Often that includes an energetic, even raucous party scene.

But there’s a darker side that young people don’t often acknowledge or sometimes even recognize--sexual assault. It’s a situation no one wants to imagine can happen. But for many teens, date rape has become an unfortunate reality in their lives.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we’re talking with psychologist Wes Crenshaw about date rape and looking at how teens can protect themselves and how parents and teens can deal with the aftermath if it happens.

We'll also talk with novelist Tammara Webber about her book Easy, which wraps the serious problem of sexual assault within a college romance filled with expected revelations.

Resources:

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line:

(816) 531-0233
(913) 642-0233

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project
(816) 561-0550

Dr. Wes Crenshaw is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and has seen families in his Lawrence practice since 1999. He is co-author of the Double Take advice column published every Monday since 2004 in the Lawrence Journal World. He compiled eight years’ worth of his best columns into two books entitled: Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens and Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens. Both books are co-authored by teens. He specializes in a wide variety of issues including dating, sexuality, behavior management, school problems, successful family life, and couples issues (pre-married, married, and unmarried).

Dr. Wes received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1994, was licensed in 1995 and founded an internship for doctoral students in Topeka in 1996. He was board certified and began private practice as co-owner of the Family Therapy Institute Midwest in 1999. He opened Family Psychological Services LLC, a forensic consultation practice in January 2011 and is developing a strategic practice management and billing service for mental health providers in Kansas.

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