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 Series will 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 will be identified in order to assist clinicians in understanding appropriate assessment and disclosure processes involved when problematic symptoms are present.

Within this Series:

Anchored. Podcast Episode 17 | A Discussion with Dr. Gregory Leskin about Problematic Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth
Dr. Gregory Leskin, Director – Military & Veteran Families, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Dr. Gregory Leskin joins us to discuss helpful information for both mental health service professionals, educators & parents/caregivers. Podcast episode now live and available!
Sexualized Behaviors in Children & Youth | Webinar
Dr. Shelly Martin, Col USAF, Child Abuse Pediatrician
  • Recording now available!
From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood | Webinar
Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau, Ph.D., Director – Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
  • November 21, 2019
    11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern
  • In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau will inform participants of how sexual abuse in childhood can be framed as a preventable public health problem.
Stay tuned for information on other series topics such as…
  • Adolescent Brain Development
  • Youth Produced Images

Continuing Education Credits

This online series will provide continuing education credit opportunities for participants. Detailed information will be available on the individual event page for the webinar and podcasts. 

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Resources and Materials

Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth | Series Flyer

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

May 22, 2019 Webinar: Sexualized Behaviors in Children & Youth | Additional Resources

More resources and materials coming soon!