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Rydges Port Macquarie

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Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

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Society holds many myths about children who have problematic sexual behaviours. Policies, treatment, and responses are often based on these myths. This presentation addresses what are the facts related to these youth and how professionals and the community can respond to support the children and families affected.

Key themes

  • Sexual Development – what is “normal”?
  • When is sexual behavior among youth concerning? A problem? Harmful?
  • Why do some children have problematic sexual behaviours?
  • Can children with problematic sexual behaviours be around other children?
  • What types and intensities of treatment are effective?
  • Are they likely to grow up to be offenders?

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This session is aimed at parents, carers and families of children with problematic sexual behaviour.

Tea/coffee on arrival and morning tea provided.

8:30am registration & tea/coffee, 9:00am session starts.

About the presenters

Jane F. Silovsky, PhD

Dr. Silovsky is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She serves as the Associate Director of the OUHSC Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN). Since 1996, Dr. Silovsky has been the Director for the Treatment Program for Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior. She is a licensed psychologist and actively provides treatment and supervision weekly for treatment groups serving these youth with PSB. Dr. Silovsky is one of the primary developers of the Preschool Treatment Program for Children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors. With Drs. Bigfoot and Burris, Dr. Silovsky facilitated the development of Honoring Children, Respectful Ways: Treatment for Native American Children with Sexual Behavior Problems training and treatment manuals, which is a cultural enhancement of the treatment for children with problematic sexual behavior through the Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC). Dr. Silovsky is the director of the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) and she has a an active research program examining the typology, characteristics, treatment outcome, and implementation of evidence-based treatments for youth with problematic sexual behavior. Through NCSBY, teams across the nation are provided training and technical assistance in implementing evidence-based community based treatment for youth with problematic sexual behavior, child victims, and their families.

Dee BigFoot

Dee BigFoot, a child psychologist, is an associate professor who directs the Native American Programs at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at OUHSC. Funded since 1994 by the Children’s Bureau, she has directed Project Making Medicine and, from 2003, she has directed the Indian Country Child Trauma Center where she was instrumental in the cultural adaptations of evidence based child treatments. Under her guidance, four EBTs were enhanced for American Indian and Alaska Native families in Indian Country, titled the Honoring Children Series. One of the four is Honoring Children – Mending the Circle, a cultural enhancement of TF-CBT, for use with AI/AN children and their families. Dr. BigFoot has over 15 published articles and chapters, including serving as the lead author of the recent publication, “Adapting Evidence-Based Treatments for Use with American Indians and Native Alaskan Children and Youth.” Dr. BigFoot has served as PI on thirteen federally funded projects. Other distinctions include her service on the SAMHSA/CMHS National Advisory Council, National Network to Eliminate Health Disparities, and on the working groups for the Indian Health Service and the National Indian Child Welfare Association. She was selected to attend the White House conference on children’s mental health and is Past President of the Society of Indian Psychologists. Dr. BigFoot has over 30 years of experience and is knowledgeable about the concerns of implementation and adaptation of evidenced based practices being introduced into Indian Country. Dr. BigFoot is a member of the national TF-CBT Trainer Network. Dr. BigFoot is an enrolled member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma with affiliation to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of MT where her children are enrolled members.

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