2020 Advanced Training Institutes
35th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment
Don’t Wait until Puberty: Support Healthy
Sexual Development and Address Problematic Sexual
Behavior in Children
In today’s world, children receive mixed messages about sexual development
and healthy relationships. Parents and teachers are reluctant to approach the
topic to children who are the recipients of frequent multimedia sexual messaging.
Without guidance and protective supports, sexual behaviors of children can
become problematic and even harmful. Indeed, more than one-third of sexual
offenses against children are committed by other youth. Further, problematic
sexual behavior (PSB) occurs among children who know each other, often family
members. Families often bereft from guidance on what to do when PSB occur
within the family to address safety and the treatment needs of all the children.
Professionals across systems are also mired in misconceptions. Subsequently,
the needs of the family members are not adequately addressed leading to
multiple pathways of problems. While evidence-based practices (EBP) exist to
address PSB and to address trauma symptoms, most communities either do not
have access to or are faced with many challenges to implement EBP to best
provide comprehensive services to families. This presentation will provide an
overview of sexual development in children, problematic sexual behavior of
youth, misconceptions about the children, evidence-based treatment components,
and community efforts to improve the systems response.
Participants will learn guidelines to distinguish typical, concerning, and problematic sexual behavior in children.
Participants will learn about risk and protective factors for healthy sexual development and problematic sexual behaviors in childhood.
Participants will gain strategies to address messaging and approach to parents of children with problematic sexual behavior.
Participants will learn components of effective prevention and treatment approaches to address problematic sexual behavior in children.
Pricing and Accommodations
*Registration increases by $50 after January 9, 2020
Town and Country San Diego
500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
Forensic Interview with Non-English Speaking Families
Professionals are faced with many challenges when interviewing children whose first language is not English. Deciding the language in which to conduct the forensic interview is critical, as is determining when it is necessary to utilize an interpreter. In this institute, participants will learn how to utilize an interpreter properly in a forensic interview and how to guide an interview with an interpreter, particularly when forensic interviewing children.
Participants will learn how to best determine what language is best to conduct the interview. Participants will also learn how to utilize an interpreter properly in an investigative interview, and how to guide an interview with an interpreter, particularly when interviewing children. Participants will learn the difference between consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. They will also learn how to properly select and train an interpreter.