Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program: School-age Program

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About This Program

Target Population: Children (boys and girls ages 6 to 12 years of age) with sexual behavior problems and their caregivers

For children/adolescents ages: 6 – 12

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 6 – 12

Brief Description

Children with Sexual Behavior Problems Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program: School-Age Group is a family-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducational, and supportive treatment group designed to reduce or eliminate incidents of sexual behavior problems:

  • The program is an outpatient group treatment program for children ages 6 to 12 years and their parents or other caregivers.
  • Program can be provided to individual families when group is not an option.
  • The treatment is provided as an open-ended group, with children able to graduate in 4-5 months.
  • Collaboration with child protective services, juvenile court personnel, school personnel, and others involved is highly recommended.

The children acknowledge the previous breaking of sexual behavior rules, learn coping and self-control strategies, and develop a plan of how they were going to keep these rules in the future. Caregivers were taught 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.

Program Goals:

The goals of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program: School-Age Group are:

  • 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

Contact Information

Jane F. Silovsky, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Phone: (405) 271-8858
Fax: (405) 271-2931

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2017

Last CEBC Contact Date: October 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: October 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2011