Problematic Intrafamilial Sexual Behaviors

Problematic Intrafamilial Sexual Behaviors

This interactive training series will follow one family’s journey and increase the participant’s understanding of what problematic sexual behaviors are, where they come from, and how to respond empathetically and in the best interest of all the children.

Please note, this training will take place over three sessions, the first of which will be held on July 14. When you complete the registration below, you will have the opportunity to indicate your attendance at all sessions.

Training Overview

The training utilizes an interactive module from the intervention Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Adolescents (PSB-CBT-A) where participants explore common reactions of caregivers. Participants also practice the best ways to engage with families and how to offer concrete solutions that address safety concerns within the home. The curriculum also focuses on supporting families as they navigate the system response after a mandated report is made, including planning for reunification if members of the family are separated.


In order to meet best practice standards for online training, the training will be offered as a three-part series.

  • Session One: A Family’s Journey Through Problematic Sexual Behavior and their Community’s Response (July 14, 2020)
  • Session Two: Engaging with Caregivers of Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior (July 21, 2020)
  • Session Three: Navigating the System and Safety Planning for Intrafamilial Problematic Sexual Behavior (July 28, 2020)

Intended audience

Professionals that interface with families and respond to problematic sexual behaviors including advocates, forensic interviewers, CAC staff, and child abuse multidisciplinary team members. If applicable, participants can indicate the type of continuing education credit they seek on their registration form.


Simaya van Dooren

Simaya van Dooren, LMSW

Clinical Program Coordinator
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center


Minnesota Children’s Alliance