This course addresses the complexities and challenges that professionals face when attempting to understand and address many of the sexualized behaviors displayed by traumatized children.
Defining Healthy Sexual Development
The course defines what constitutes healthy, expectable, sexual behaviors in children according to different developmental stages. It also focuses on children who have experienced disruptions in healthy sexual development and therefore manifest a wide range of sexualized behaviors, from reactive to problematic and abusive. Case examples are included to illustrate the continuum of sexualized behaviors.