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Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior



Originally presented on
April 7, 2022


*Training certificates are only available following live trainings or completion of self-paced courses. A certificate will not be provided for review of these materials.



This webinar will introduce the topic of problematic sexual behaviors (PSB) in children and youth and discuss ways that helping professionals can support children who exhibit or are impacted by PSB and their families.


Learners will:

  • Become familiar with terminology around problematic sexual behavior
  • Understand typical versus problematic sexual behavior
  • Recognize myths about PSB and their corresponding facts
  • Become familiar with treatment approaches and ways to support children and families impacted by PSB


Who should attend: All staff of family resource centers (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other child and family-serving organizations.


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In her role at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, Melissa Bernstein, PhD, directs the Advancing California’s Trauma-Informed Systems (ACTS) and Trauma-Informed Licensing Team (TILT) Initiatives. Her research centers around supporting systems in planning for, implementing, and sustaining trauma-Informed change that aligns with best practice and science.




Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego