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problematic sexual behavior

Addressing youth with problematic sexual behaviors.

Problematic sexual behavior (PSB) in youth is defined as behavior initiated by children and youth under the age of 18 that involves using sexual body parts in a manner that is developmentally inappropriate or potentially harmful to the individual or individuals impacted by the behavior.

As parents and caregivers, it is important to know that you are not alone. Many caregivers in our local community face challenges with problematic sexual behaviors of the children in their care. Youth PSB can have a huge impact on caregivers, youth, other children, the family unit, and others. But there is hope. There are several developed treatment plans designed specifically with children in mind to address problematic behavior and forge a path forward.

If you are a caregiver supporting a youth through problematic sexual behavior you might find this caregiver fact sheet helpful:

We have also found the following video helpful.

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