Part 3: Safety Planning for Children and Adolescents with Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior

Includes a Live Web Event on 07/10/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Description:  Children and adolescents with problematic or illegal sexual behavior typically engage in those behaviors with other youth in their familyUnderstandably, their behavior disrupts safety within the family network.  With appropriate planning, supports, and interventions, all of which should include the caregivers, most children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior can safely remain in their community and, if indicated, have contact with the other child and children in their family and social networks.  This workshop will provide practical application of a basic safety planning framework for children and adolescents with problematic or illegal sexual behavior and their families.   

 

Learning objectives: 

  1. Participants will be able to identify basic safety planning strategies for first responders to cases of children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior.   
  1. Participants will be able to apply the basic components of a safety plan to children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior.  
  1. Participants will be able to formulate a strategy for creating and implement a typical safety plan for children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior   

 

Audience:  Mental health, social work, child protection services, advocates, juvenile justice, attorneys, caregivers, judges 

This webinar will take place on July 10, 2024 from 12:00pm-1:30pm EDT

Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., LPC

Project Director

National Children’s Advocacy Center

Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., MA, (he/him) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Oklahoma) and training and technical assistance (TTA) provider in child maltreatment, trauma, and adversity. He is the Project Director for the TTA Grant for Child Abuse Professionals at the National Children’s Advocacy Center. This national grant provides multi- and interdisciplinary TTA on child maltreatment to optimize professional development in the field.

Since 2002, Mr. Widdifield has provided evidence-based clinical assessment and treatment of children ages 3-12 with an emphasis on those with problematic sexual behavior (PSB) and adolescents with illegal sexual behaviors, recipient children, and their families. Throughout his career, Mr. Widdifield has provided training on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. He has co-authored group and family modality treatment manuals and, also, book chapters on clinical services for children with PSB.

Mr. Widdifield has extensive experience planning and providing TTA and presenting nationally and internationally on children and adolescents with PSB, child maltreatment, and sexual orientation and gender identity of youth. He was formerly the Training Director for the University of Oklahoma (OU) Problematic Sexual Behavior TTA Program and the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth. In addition to providing clinical training, Mr. Widdifield assisted with initial assessment of training needs; participated in the design of training plans to facilitate implementation of evidence-based treatments for PSB including engagement of stakeholders. As a former Program Manager at the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, Mr. Widdifield provided TTA to over 35 Oklahoma freestanding multidisciplinary teams which are not affiliated with Children’s Advocacy Centers for accreditation purposes. Further, he implemented a Children’s Justice Act grant that sponsored local and statewide professional trainings on multi- and interdisciplinary issues in child maltreatment.

Mr. Widdifield is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and the American Counseling Association. He is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Training Program (ITP) in Child Abuse and Neglect at the OU Health Sciences Center. In 2022, Mr. Widdifield received the Barbara L. Bonner Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the ITP.

Nikki Croteau-Johnson, MA, LPA

Nikki Croteau-Johnson, MA, LPA, is a psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families in outpatient and forensic settings. She has specialty training in several evidence-based treatments, including, TF-CBT, PSB-CBT-P, PSB-CBT-S and PSB-CBT-A, and is a trainer in training for PSB-CBT-S. She is currently the Clinical Director for the Problematic Sexual Behavior Program for Children and Adolescents at the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, where in addition to providing direct clinical services, she oversees the implementation of a statewide PSB program; developing a clinical workforce as well as clinical policy and procedures; stakeholder education and engagement, and other sustainability initiatives.

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Part 3: Safety Planning for Children and Adolescents with Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior
07/10/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
07/10/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
Safety Planning for Children and Adolescents with Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior
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Part 2: Safety Planning for Children and Adolescents with Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior
1.50 credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 credits  |  Certificate available