Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program

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Program/Intervention Name

Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program


Behavioral Management and Treatment, Family Functioning, Sexual Behavior Problems in Adolescents and Children, Trauma Treatment

Program/Intervention Description

What: This assessment and treatment program for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems Serves families with children who have demonstrated sexual behavior problems. (Preschool children 3-6 and School-age children 7-12 years). How: Treatment is provided in an outpatient group setting for 4 - 5 months. Caregivers are taught about sexual development, how to supervise the children, teach and implement rules in the home, communicate about sex education, and reduce behavior problems utilizing behavior parent training strategies. Children are taught private part rules and abuse prevention skills in the context of safety rules. Boundaries, emotional regulation, coping skills, and basic impulse control strategies are taught and practiced during and between sessions.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12

Program Goals/Outcomes

Eliminate or reduce problematic sexual behavior, Improve child behavior via better parental monitoring, supervision, and behavior management skills, Improve parent-child interaction and communication, Improve coping, self-control, and social skills

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 5: Other Human Services

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Jane F. Silovsky, PhD


Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(405) 271-8858

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)