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Navigating Intersectionality in the Treatment of Youth Problematic Sexual Behavior

Navigating Intersectionality in the Treatment of Youth Problematic Sexual Behavior

About This Webinar

This webinar delves into the topic of Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (SBCY) through the lens of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). This session will emphasize the importance of understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by children and families of color when youth exhibit problematic sexual behavior (PSB). The discussion will also include considerations and approaches for working with children and adolescents who have exhibited problematic sexual behavior.

Service providers joining this session will account for the intersectionality and care consideration for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in determining treatment interventions and services.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging frameworks and best practices in clinical settings
  • Discuss strategies for incorporating/creating culturally informed mental health practices
  • Demonstrate culturally competent and sensitive care in the context of sexual behavior in children and youth


Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a licensed psychologist. Her primary areas of interests are sexual violence prevention and intervention on the continuum, the role of intersectionality in the lives of Black and Brown girls/women, racial trauma & radical healing, social justice work within the mental health profession, DEI within social justice organizations, and culturally informed work with those within the juvenile justice, educational, and Child Welfare systems.

Continuing education credit is available.


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