Children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors: Identification, Safety and Response
November 2, 2018
9:00 – 4:30
With as many of two thirds of our children being exposed to adverse childhood experiences along with an increase of availability and access to pornography and sexualized material, it should be no surprise that many children in our society experience Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSBs). These children are often taken out of their homes and separated from their families. Too often they are placed in residential treatment or safety resourced homes that often cause further disruption and increased trauma. However, there is hope that these children can successfully respond to appropriate interventions that results in increased healthy development and improved family relationships. Many clinicians and researchers have been working together to identify how cognitive behavioral interventions impact these problematic behaviors. The recidivism rates show most children can make better choices. In this workshop we will be discussing the research, safety planning, healthy development, assessment, and interventions to address PSBs in children ages 7 to 12 years old.
- Participants will be able to define problematic sexual behaviors and identify contributing factors.
- Participants will be able to differentiate between normal childhood sexual development versus problematic sexual behaviors.
- Participants will learn about some assessment tools that are available and helpful when treating children with problematic sexual behaviors.
- Participants will learn behavioral interventions for both children with problematic sexual behaviors and their caregivers.
Presenter: Meghan Ready, LMFT
8:30-9:00 – Check-in/Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 – Morning Session
12:00 – 1:15 – Lunch (on your own)
1:15 – 4:30 – Afternoon Session
6 Continuing Education Credit Hours
Walkup registration day of conference $149.00
Presenter Bio: Meghan Ready holds a MA in counseling from Columbia International University and a BS in psychology from North Greenville University. Meghan has experience working with adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. Meghan has worked with adults with complicated grief, secondary trauma, relational issues, and parenting difficulties. Additionally, Meghan has worked with children and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavioral issues. Meghan has specialized training in working with high conflict families, children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, and children with problematic sexual behaviors.
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GSCSW CE credits applied for.