About this Episode:
Children and youth experience self-exploration and curiosity as a natural part of childhood development. As children’s behaviors and understanding of their sexuality are formed, problematic sexual behaviors may arise. Understanding potential sexual development challenges is essential to supporting families and children during this crucial time of growth.
In this episode, we discuss normative versus problematic sexual behaviors in children and youth. Dr. Gregory Leskin provides an in-depth conversation on challenges that arise with inappropriate sexual behaviors and explores resources for families and providers to promote healthy sexuality as children develop into adulthood.
This podcast episode is part of the Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series hosted by OneOp Family Development. For more information on other trainings on this topic, visit the series homepage!
Dr. Gregory Leskin is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as Director for the Military and Veteran Families Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/Duke University’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
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- Additional Resources | PDF
- Talk about It: Talking to Kids about Sexual Abuse | Blog
- Who Has What! All About Girls’ Bodies and Boys’ Bodies by Robie Harris
- I Said No! A Kid-To-Kid Guide to Keeping Your Private Parts Private by Kimberly King