Family Development

Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth Series

About This Series:

Children and youth often exhibit behaviors that are considered sexual by the adults observing them. Understanding the factors associated with normal and concerning sexual behavior is important when preparing professionals and caregivers with the best practices to keep children safe and thriving during childhood and youth.

The Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (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 in order to assist clinicians in understanding appropriate assessment and disclosure processes involved when problematic symptoms are present.

Within This Series: 

Upcoming: 

Problematic Sexual Behavior: The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach| Webinar
Amanda Mitten, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Dionna Weixel, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect

November 3, 2020
11 AM – 12:30 PM ET
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Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings| Webinar
Amanda Mitten, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Dionna Weixel, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect

December 3, 2020
11 AM – 12:30 PM ET
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Archived:

Click the links below to get more information on the event, listen, and watch the recording!

Modeling Healthy Technology Behaviors for Young Children| Webinar
Dr. Erin Taylor, Assistant Professor – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Supporting Youth to Set Healthy Boundaries with Technology| Webinar
Jasmine Uribe, Chief Operating Officer – Break the Cycle
From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood| Webinar
Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau, Director – Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Sexualized Behaviors in Children & Youth| Webinar
Dr. Shelly Martin, Col USAF, Child Abuse Pediatrician
A Discussion with Dr. Gregory Leskin about Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth| Anchored. Podcast Episode 17
Dr. Gregory Leskin, Director – Military & Veteran Families, National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Continuing Education Credits

This online series will provide continuing education credit opportunities for participants. Click the event links above for details! 

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Series Resources and Materials

Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth | Series Flyer (PDF)

SBCY Series | Additional Resources (PDF)

New Series! Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth | Blog Post