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Considering the Adolescent Brain When Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth

Thu May 20th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

Free

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About This Webinar:

Participants of this session will develop an understanding of adolescent social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development. Normative sexual development of teens ages 13 to 18 will be addressed. Factors that may contribute to adolescents engaging in problematic sexual behaviors will be highlighted. Protective factors will be discussed and emphasized as possible strategies for supporting healthy behavior.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize normative, age-appropriate adolescent social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development.
  2. Discuss the impact of the adolescent brain on impulsive behavior, reasoning, and responsiveness to feedback. 
  3. Identify strategies for approaching adolescents and supporting healthy behavior.
  4. Participants will review current research on adolescents with illegal or problematic sexual behavior and re-examine previously held beliefs.

Presenter

Renee Roman, LMSW, is a practicing New York State Licensed Social Worker with over twenty-nine years of experience. She is currently employed as a Consultant and Trainer. She attended Alfred University for her bachelor’s degree and obtained her master’s in social work from SUNY Albany with a concentration in children and families.

Ms. Roman is an adjunct professor at SUNY Albany in the MSW Program. She trains the Sexual Abuse Dynamic Training (SADIT) and Brief Interview Training for Foster Care and Prevention Workers for Fordham University.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

MFLN Family Development will apply for the following Continuing Education (CE) credits:

  • Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs): This webinar will offer Contact Hours from the National Council on Family Relations to CFLE’s.
  • Case Managers: This program will be submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board-certified case managers with clock hours.
  • Certificates of completion will also be available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Please revisit this page after the live webinar for updated information on the above CE credits. For questions about continuing education opportunities, email MFLN FD at mflnfamilydevelopment@gmail.com.

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This webinar is part of the Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series hosted by MFLN Family Development. For more information on other trainings on this topic, visit the series homepage!

SBCY Series – Homepage