MFLN Family Development Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series So Far

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The MFLN Family Development Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series is still ongoing through 2021!

As our MFLN Family Development team continues our conversation on age-appropriate sexual development of youth and working with children and youth exhibiting problematic sexual behavior (PSB), our upcoming SBCY webinars will continue to delve into new areas of focus regarding PSB-CY (problematic sexual behavior of children and youth).

A list of all archived webinars and upcoming sessions is available on the SBCY series homepage. Each of these informative and interactive sessions focuses on strategies and approaches to incorporate in clinical work to equip professionals and caregivers with the best practices to keep children safe and thriving during childhood and youth. Our SBCY Series addresses normal sexual behavior in children in addition to exploring concerning and problematic sexual behavior that children may display. Various factors associated with children’s sexual behavior are identified to assist clinicians in understanding appropriate assessment and disclosure processes when problematic symptoms are present.

Many of the experts that have joined us to present for this series are members of (or affiliated with) the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY). NCSBY is a part of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences. Their mission is to promote better lives, through better choices. Their work is focused on youth, caregivers, and professionals and encourages healthier responses to and prevention of PSB-CY. For more resources on PSB-CY from NCSBY, and to take part in their training opportunities, head on over to ncsby.org.

Our most recent SBCY session, “Culturally Competent Responses to Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior,” took place on October 7th, 2021, and is available for archived viewing and CE opportunities. This webinar reviewed the influences of culture and ethnic diversity on families and youth impacted by PSB.

We have two more live webinars in this series taking place in November and December 2021, focused on teens, sexual behavior, and the law, as well as juvenile justice responses to youth with PSB. You can RSVP today for the details to join those sessions.

Stay tuned into 2022 as we begin to prepare for emerging issues that clinicians, educators, and parents/caregivers are facing in their interactions with children and youth exhibiting PSB. Hope to see you in our live webinars through the next year!