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Midwest Justice for Children Workshop

The Child Center, Inc. hosts the Midwest Justice for Children [MJC] Workshop on April 4. The one-day workshop helps local professionals and caregivers learn about responding to children with problematic sexual behaviors, operating under the motto of “This is what no one’s talking about… and everyone needs to know.”

Nationally recognized speaker, Jane F. Silovsky, Ph.D. will present at the morning session on “Understanding Typical Sexual Development & Problematic Sexual Behaviors.” The lunch speaker, Jimmy Widdifield Jr., LPC will speak on the topic of “Origins, Risks, and Protective Factors of Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth.” And the afternoon session presented by Laura Kaehler, Ph.D. with the University of Missouri – St. Louis is on “Hope and Healing: PSB Treatment in Missouri.”

Children demonstrating problematic sexual behavior can be an issue faced by caregivers and providers. Often, there is confusion about differentiating when a child’s sexual behavior is problematic versus normative and knowing the appropriate response.

The MJC Workshop addresses the basic components of an assessment for problematic sexual behavior, components of effective treatment and how multidisciplinary teams can best support families.

The MJC Workshop will be held at the Community Commons at Spencer Road Library, 427 Spencer Road in St. Peters. The cost for one-day registration is $100 per person. CEU, CLE, LCSW and POST education credits will be offered for purchase, pending approval.

To register or for additional information, visit thechildcenter.com/workshop or contact Linda Buschman at (636) 332-0899 or lbuschman@cacnemo.org.

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