Problematic Childhood Sexual Behavior
Understanding healthy and natural child sexual development is an important task in determining what defines problematic child sexual behavior. Dr. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, licensed clinical psychologist and expert in the field of childhood sexual behaviors offers information and advice for caregivers in her publications, "Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural & Healthy" and "Helping Children with Sexual Behavior Problems". For additional information, you can also visit the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth or see the below document published through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Family Counseling Center offers a program is for children ages 7-12 who have Problematic Sexual Behavior. These children are not necessarily abused (although some have been) but exhibit inappropriate sexualized language, inappropriate touching of others or showing their privates to other children, and touching themselves at inappropriate times (in front of others). This program is delivered through an 18 week group, but participants can join at any time. The children will be in a group while caregivers are simultaneously in a group. Caregiver involvement a must. For more information, please see the below brochure.