Session 3B: How MDTs Can Address the Systemic Needs of Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors
Includes a Live Event on 06/08/2021 at 2:45 PM (EDT)
Track: Research & Innovative Practices
Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) have long been utilized to form strategies for the sexual abuse of children by adults, but studies show that up to 40% of alleged child sexual abuse cases referred to CAC’s occur between children. MDTs often find themselves inadequately prepared to determine the varying developmental and contextual needs of adolescents that initiate problematic sexual behaviors. The focus of this training will be to examine the systemic needs of MDTs and how they can form best practices by developing policies and procedures that are empirically supported and informed.
Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW
Mountain Child Advocacy Center
Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW, is the current Executive Director of the Mountain Child Advocacy Center in Asheville, NC where he supervises a clinical department that assesses and treats child trauma and sexual problematic behavior in children with a curriculum that he has developed. Geoff has an broad history of work with sexual violence for over 30 years including the assessment and treatment of individuals that have problematic sexual behaviors. He speaks regionally and nationally on the topic of sexual trauma treatment and prevention. He serves on several state and national boards that focus on assessment, intervention and prevention of sexual violence and trauma.