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Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

This presentation is designed for sexual assault advocates who work with caregivers of children with a history of sexual abuse and who may be exhibiting sexual behavior problems.  The presentation will include information regarding typical sexual development, as well as how to distinguish typical sexual behavior from problematic sexual behavior for children ages 12 and younger.  Common misconceptions about children with sexual behavior problems will be dispelled.  This presentation will detail what should be included in treatment for children with sexual behavior problems and will provide advocates with an understanding of recommendations for supervision of children with sexual behavior problems.  Based on the latest research, this presentation will provide information on how advocates can guide caregivers to provide appropriate responses to typical and problematic sexual behavior.

Presenters: Keri Pierce and Lisa Swisher

Date: February 7, 2012

Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to distinguish between typical and problematic sexual behavior for children ages 12 and younger.
  • Participants will learn how to guide caregivers to provide appropriate responses to children’s typical and problematic sexual behavior.
  • Participants will gain knowledge on how to provide guidance for appropriate supervision in the home when a child is displaying problematic sexual behavior. 
  • Participants will learn to advise caregivers when to seek treatment for their child’s sexual behavior problems.

 

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Reviewed: May 22nd, 2014