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Considering Culturally Congruent Responses to Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior

Thu October 7th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

This presentation will review the influence of culture and ethnic diversity on families and youth impacted by problematic sexual behavior. We will also discuss how providers can respond congruently towards the goal of understanding and healing.

A culturally competent provider needs to learn and examine other belief systems. Cultural humility involves understanding the complexity of identities; and that even in sameness there are differences. Acknowledging oneself as a life-long learner is key. Being reflexive requires awareness of what is happening. And being present to one’s perceptions and internal experience at the moment allows practitioners to place themselves within the experience of another.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand the complexities of cultural identities and how it influences views of mental health services, with a specific focus on the significance of military family culture
  2. Identify how health-related beliefs, practices, and cultural values influence the understanding of problematic sexual behavior. 
  3. Discuss the influence of cultural values on access to treatment, treatment response, and completion of treatment addressing problematic sexual behavior in youth.
  4. Understand how Cultural Competence, Cultural Humility, and Reflexivity can be strengthened for the role of providers to communicate awareness, compassion, and cultural safety.


Headshot photo of Ingrid MurrleIngrid Mürrle, M.A., has worked in the provision of mental health services for over 30 years.

In her current role as the NCTSN Clinical Training Manager at CII, Ingrid is primarily focused on raising the standard of care to improve services to traumatized children, their families, and communities in Los Angeles.

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 Therapists 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