Resource Discovery: National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth

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The MFLN Family Development Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series has been our longest ongoing webinar series. Our first webinar in the series, “Sexualized Behaviors in Children & Youth,” premiered back in May 2019. Also, to kick off this series, we released an Anchored podcast episode entitled “Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth” with Dr. Gregory Leskin, Director for the Military and Veteran Families Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/Duke University’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

These two pieces of programming led to larger conversations about the needs of families and caregivers supporting children and youth with problematic sexual behavior and the needs of clinicians and professionals working with families in a therapeutic setting tackling these issues.

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth

These conversations led us to the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) and our collaboration with NCSBY has shaped many topics and resources that we have shared in our webinars in this series. Their Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program is a program that targets late childhood and early adolescence for implementing evidence-based, coordinated, comprehensive management and intervention strategies to address problematic sexual behavior of youth, the effects on child victims, and their families. Without the support, content, and fantastic presenters from NCSBY, our SBCY Series would not have been possible.

NCSBY Resources

Head on over to the NCSBY website for more insight into all the training and resources that NCSBY has to offer. Their Resources webpage includes downloadable pdfs and infographics directly related to their training. Also included are links to various organizations and websites that support NCSBY. Finally, there is a section on resources for families as well as a booklist for parents and caregivers on problematic sexual behavior (PSB). Topics included in these resources cover PSB, sexual abuse, sex education, parenting, media and technology, and juvenile justice topics.

As always, be sure to stay up to date on all our upcoming and archived webinars in the SBCY Series. And stay tuned throughout the rest of 2021 and into 2022 for new programming and informative topics and issues.