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Supporting Families of Children and Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behavior

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CE Credits: 1 Credits
Length: 1 Hour
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: GIFR Membership Exclusive (NEARI Series)
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
Sexual behavior is a normal part of human development and necessitates learning about one’s self in relation to others. This training serves to aid in addressing the misconceptions regarding problematic sexual behavior and to delineate normative development in this regard. Other content areas covered include the vulnerability of children to intrusive behavior such as sexual abuse, the consequences of such sexual acting out, and how to address such issues as a family.
Trainer Biographies
Jane F. Silovsky, PhD is Professor of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her research is in the area of treatment outcome and program evaluation of services for children affected by child maltreatment. One of her major research interest is sexual behavior problems of young children, and she has published on preschool and school age children with sexual behavior problems. Since 1997, she has been the Director of the Children with Sexual Behavior Problems program, an assessment, treatment, and research program for preschool and school age children with sexual behavior problems. In addition, Dr. Silovsky’s research interests are child maltreatment prevention and treatment outcome. She has been systematically evaluating child maltreatment prevention programs, including randomized clinical trials of SafeCare augmented to address risk factors.
Jimmy Widdifield Jr., MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He provides mental healthcare services at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Identify behaviors considered “sexually problematic” amongst children
  • Describe the role of normative development in terms of sexual behavior
  • Review effective treatment modalities for problematic sexual behavior in children

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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