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MFLN Family Development Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series So Far


The MFLN Family Development Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series is still ongoing through 2021 and throughout 2022! As we continue our conversation on age-appropriate sexual development of youth and working with children and youth exhibiting problematic sexual behavior (PSB), our upcoming SBCY webinars will focus on lots of great topics. A list of all upcoming topics and webinars is available on the SBCY series homepage.

Each of these informative and interactive webinars focuses on strategies and approaches to incorporate in clinical work with preparing professionals and caregivers with the best practices to keep children safe and thriving during childhood and youth. The Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (SBCY) Series addresses normal sexual behavior in children in addition to exploring concerning and problematic sexual behavior that children may display. Various factors associated with children’s sexual behavior are identified to assist clinicians in understanding appropriate assessment and disclosure processes involved when problematic symptoms are present.

Many of our presenters for our 2021 webinars in this series are affiliated with the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY). NCSBY is a part of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences. Their mission is to promote better lives, through better choices by youth, caregivers, and professionals for healthier responses to and prevention of problematic sexual behavior of youth. For more resources from NCSBY and to take part in their training opportunities, head on over to

Our most recent SBCY webinar, β€œCulturally Competent Responses to Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior,” took place on October 7th, 2021, and is available for archived viewing and CE opportunities. This webinar reviewed the influences of culture and ethnic diversity on families and youth impacted by problematic sexual behavior.

We have two more live webinars in this series taking place in November and December 2021, focused on teens, sexual behavior, and the law, as well as juvenile justice responses to youth with PSB. And stay tuned on into 2022 as we begin to prepare for emerging issues that clinicians, educators, and parents/caregivers are facing in their best practices to work with children and youth exhibiting PSB. Hope to see you in our live webinars through the next year!

Jason Jowers

Co-Principal Investigator, MFLN Family Development


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