Sexual Behavior Problems Groups (SBP)

Sexual Behavior Problems Groups focus on children exhibiting signs of abnormal sexual behavior from ages 3 to 17.  These ages are broken up into three groups based on age.  Sexual Behavior Problem Groups focus on allowing children to examine feelings and touching rules as well as helping them learn self control, behavior management, abuse prevention, social skills, and empathy.

Sexual Behavior Problems group for Pre-school aged children (SBP-P) is a 13 week group for children aged 3-6, and their caregivers. The group is designed to treat those children whose behavior exceeds normal sexual play. The caregiver and child will be learning information and skills to help decrease sexual behavior problems, increase coping skills, and increase knowledge and ability to manage challenging behaviors. The group is research based.

 

Sexual Behavior Problems group for school aged children (SBP-S) is a 4-6 month group, designed to meet weekly, for children ages 7-13 and their caregivers. The treatment program is specially designed for children who have demonstrated problematic sexual behavior. The caregiver and child will be learning information and skills to help decrease sexual behavior problems and increase knowledge and ability to manage challenging behaviors. The caregiver and child will learn coping skills, self-control skills, and social skills. Group sessions also include ways to improve the caregiver-child relationship, abuse prevention, basic sex education, and age-appropriate empathy and remorse. The group is research based.

Sexual Behavior Problems group for adolescents (SBP-A) is a group designed for boys age 13-17 and their caregivers. The group is designed to meet weekly for one year. The treatment program is designed to decrease illegal or inappropriate sexual behavior, improve overall behavior, and increase self control and parenting skills. The basic core principles reflected in the program structure involve using reinforcement contingencies and social modeling to impact behavior and thoughts. The group is research-based and reported a 4% recidivism rate in a follow-up study.