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Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth

May 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

Child sexual abuse can be a very tough topic to discuss. However, it is very important when preparing families and professionals with strategies to keep kids safe and thriving during childhood and youth. In this webinar Dr. Shelly Martin, a child abuse pediatrician and US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, will review and explore normal, concerning and problematic sexualized behaviors that children may display. Additionally, various factors associated with children’s sexualized behaviors will be identified to assist clinicians in understanding appropriate assessment and disclosure processes involved when problematic symptoms are present.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize normal sexualized behavior in children & youth.
  • Highlight and recognize concerning and problematic sexualized behaviors that children and youth may display.
  • Understand appropriate assessment and disclosure processes when working with children and families on the topic of problematic sexualized behavior.

This event is hosted by the Family Development concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network.

The webinar is part of the “Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth” series, helping service providers become more informed on this important topic. We invite you to visit the series homepage!

Child Sexualized Behavior – Homepage


Shelly Martin, M.D.
Lt Col, USAF, MC, Child Abuse Pediatrician

Lt Col Shelly Martin M.D, United States Air Force, is presently assigned at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Ft Sam Houston, TX as a child maltreatment specialist. She is an experienced child abuse pediatrician and provides consultation for all forms of child abuse and neglect to all branches of the Armed Forces. Dr. Martin is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

MFLN will apply for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits from the University of Texas at Austin – Steve Hicks School of Social Work.

This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours.

Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

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You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.

Continuing Education

Event Materials

Webinar Flyer (PDF)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Additional Resources – Sexualized Behaviors in Children & Youth (PDF)

Military REACH Report (2018). Problematic Sexual Behavior Among Children and Youth: Considerations for Reporting, Assessment, and Treatment

Problematic Sexual Behavior Among Children and Youth Report DoD Instruction Policy 6400.01

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