This presentation will briefly lay a foundation for understanding the differences between children with problematic sexual behaviors and children who are sexually aggressive. Research efforts to establish normative sexual behavior in childhood, sexual development throughout childhood, and factors to be considered when determining if a child’s sexual behaviors are problematic or abusive will be discussed. After defining the issues and behaviors for children exhibiting sexualized behaviors, the presentation will focus extensively on children who exhibit sexually aggressive behaviors and need special attention, care, and supervision. Leading treatment modalities, resource guides, and current research programs will be explored in detail.
Learn the differences between normal sexual behavior, problematic sexual behaviors, and sexually aggressive behaviors in children.
Learn and understand the current teaching modalities for treatment of various problematic and sexually aggressive behaviors.
Learn and understand the current resources available to help children who are the victims of child perpetrators heal from their traumas.