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Sexualized Behaviors Among Siblings

Description: 

This webinar for sexual assault advocates will address problematic sexual behavior among siblings and parental response. Participants will learn about problematic vs. typical sexual behavior among siblings. Presenters will provide education regarding caregiver responses to typical sexual behavior among siblings, as well as interventions and responses to problematic sexual behavior among siblings. Participants will learn about evidence based interventions for children who have been impacted by trauma and for children with problematic sexual behavior. Presenters will provide participants with resources they can use to assist families with children who have had problematic sexual behavior.

Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to distinguish between problematic and normative sexual behavior among siblings;
  2. Participants will learn how to support caregiver’s response to problematic sexual behavior among siblings; and
  3. Participants will review evidenced based interventions for children who have experienced trauma and for children with problematic sexual behavior.

Presenters

Lisa M. Swisher

Lisa M. Swisher, Clinical Associate Professor, is a clinical child psychologist and a member of the faculty at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Swisher received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University. Currently, she is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Swisher is the Co-Director for the Children with Sexual Behavior Problems (CSBP) program for school age children and for the Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior treatment program. She has been a therapist with these programs for over 10 years.

Keri Pierce

Keri Pierce, MPH, LCSW is the project director for the National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth and clinical coordinator for the Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behaviors Program. She has also worked with treatment groups for preschool and school age children with sexual behavior problems. Ms. Pierce provides training to state providers through an annual conference focused specifically on the treatment on youth with sexual behavior problems funded by the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Ms. Pierce has presented locally, state-wide, and nationally on youth with sexual behavior problems and their various challenges. She also serves as one of the consultants for a program implementation project in South Carolina which serves Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems.


Recording & Materials

Reviewed: February 27th, 2014