Perceptions of Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Adolescents by CACs
This training is live on September 26, 2022 at 12pm ET.
The facilitators for this training are Kate Theimer, Jane Silovsky, and Erin Taylor.
Approximately 25% of cases handled by CACs involve youth-initiated sexual behaviors. CACs are a significant source of comprehensive services following child maltreatment and are optimal for addressing needs related to problematic sexual behavior (PSB) of youth due to their multidisciplinary team approach and reliance on community level evidence-based treatments. To learn more, the NCA's PSB Collaborative Workgroup examined CAC communities' perceptions of children and adolescents with PSB to better understand and address the training and service needs of CACs across the country. Results indicate CAC community professionals hold several misperceptions about youth with PSB, which could impact the implementation of best-practice guidelines as well as reduce access to needed services for families. Efforts to dispel myths through training, resource utilization, and policy development will be discussed.
1. Review study's results highlighting the common misperceptions of youth with PSB held by CAC communities
2. Combat common myths by sharing information on evidence-based practices for youth with PSB
3. Discuss how to dispel myths about youth with PSB in local communities