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Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth

February 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

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About This Webinar:

When a child is sexually abused by a youngster exhibiting Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), the child and the child’s nonoffending caregiver could benefit from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). To best support the family, it is important to facilitate the engagement of both the caregiver and the child in treatment and encourage their gradual participation in skill-building and trauma-processing therapeutic activities.

This webinar provides an overview of treatment for caregivers and children impacted by the Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) of other youth using a Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) framework. Dr. Deblinger focuses on the sequela for the impacted child and the caregiver. Information and qualities of evidence-based treatment for the family are also addressed.

On-Demand Recording:

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Understand when and why treatment for children impacted by the PSB of other youth may be important
  2. Have a general understanding of the application of TF-CBT with this population
  3. Receive overview information about the PRACTICE components of TF-CBT and how they are applied to this population


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Dr. Esther Deblinger

Dr. Esther Deblinger is co-founder and co-director of the Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Rowan University in Stratford, New Jersey.

She and her collaborators, Drs. Judith Cohen and Anthony Mannarino, developed and extensively tested Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment program that has evolved as the standard of care for children and families impacted by trauma.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Continuing Education

  • Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on February 25, 2025.
  • Certified Family Life Educators: Contact Hours from the National Council on Family Relations to CFLEs are available.
  • Case Managers: Case Management Continuing Education Credits from the Commission for Case Manager Certification are no longer available for this webinar. However, please click the button above to complete an evaluation to give us your feedback.
  • Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their professional development activities.

For questions about continuing education opportunities, email OneOp FD at [email protected].

Event Materials

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SBCY Series LogoThis webinar is part of the Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series. For more information on other professional development opportunities on this topic, visit the series homepage!

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February 25, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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On-Demand Webinars
Continuing Education Credits Available
SBCY Series
Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (SBCY) Series