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Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior – Training for Teachers/Service Providers/Parents
October 15, 2014
Some sexual play between young children close in age, such as playing doctor or looking at private parts, is considered normal. However, some children display intrusive, aggressive or coercive sexual behaviors. This is inappropriate and potentially harmful to these children and their peers. Recognizing and responding to sexual behavior problems is important since research suggests a quarter to half of child sexual abuse involves children acting out on other children. We know sexual abuse is devastating for the victim, and, if unchecked, leads to a life of perpetrating for the child exhibiting abusive behavior. Participants are asked to RSVP at least 3 days ahead of time by contacting Dawn Thompson as listed. There is parking at the lot on which Kristi House sits; it is controlled by Miami-Dade County and parking is $9 per car.
PREREQUISITE SKILLS PARTICIPANTS NEED – No prerequisite skills are needed. However the training is most appropriate for school teachers, counselors and administrators, as well as others in child-serving organizations.
THE EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH – This 3-hour awareness training was created based on the evidence-based intervention for children with problematic sexual behavior developed by Dr. Barbara Bonner, Ph.D., Director, and The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Physicians Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
LEARNING FACILITATION – The presentation includes PowerPoint, Audio, Video and Lecture
Objectives – Pre/Post Knowledge Survey will be given.
- Participants will understand and be able to identify the difference between normal sexual development and problematic sexual behaviors.
- Participants will articulate signs and symptoms of problematic behavior.
- Participants will learn basic skills in creating a positive environment where children understand boundaries, and can promote impulse control, social skills and empathy development.