San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
It is sometimes difficult to know what’s normal and what’s not when it comes to sexual behaviors in children.
This interactive workshop was designed for parents, teachers, counselors, and others who have contact with children and/or their families.
Attendees will increase their knowledge and skills to:
Identify “developmentally expected” sexual behaviors of children & youth
Distinguish developmentally expected behaviors from those that may be inappropriate, coercive, abusive, or illegal
Respond to all sexual behaviors in ways that promote healthy development of children and support bystanders who may be affected.
Several scenarios are presented describing sexual behaviors of children that participants may witness in their own homes, in day care settings, schools and other youth serving organizations.
Small group discussions give participants an opportunity to apply their new knowledge on how to assess and respond to these behaviors in ways that model good communication, empathy, and accountability. These responses can help build protective factors in children so risks to be victimized or to perpetrate sexual abuse can be reduced.