ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Children’s sexual development begins before birth and continues throughout childhood – similar to their social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development. Sexual development is also informed and guided by these other developmental domains. Thus, sexual development is much more than just body changes, sexual knowledge, and sexual behaviors. It also includes the development of boundaries, social skills, friendships, intimacy, and attachments.
This webinar will cover typical social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development in preschool (age 5 and under) and school-age (age 6 to 12) children and how development across these domains informs expected sexual knowledge and behavior. Typical sexual knowledge and behavior within these age ranges will be discussed as well as protective and supportive methods to help promote healthy sexual development. Factors impacting the development of problematic sexual behavior will be discussed as well as methods to return a child to healthy sexual development.
By the end of this webinar presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Recognize typical social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development
- Discuss the impact of development on sexual knowledge and behavior
- Identify strategies to support healthy behavior and factors that impact the development of PSB
Benjamin Sigel, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University.
His areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of children with a history of experiencing trauma and children with problematic sexual behavior.
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