On one episode of Switched at Birth they discussed:
-Male and female sexual assault: shame, victim blaming, recovery process
-Disability: societal perceptions, stigma
-Abortion: the demands of raising a special needs kid, implications of the value placed on disabled individuals in society
I love when this show forgets about the boy drama and focuses on such hard-hitting topics. They’re doing a pretty great job broaching these subjects realistically and with tact.