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Taking Action (Child)

Taking Action (Child)


  • Author(s): Jane F. Silovsky, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 978-1-884444-80-7
  • Pages, Binding: 82 pages, paper
  • Audience: Family

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Learning that your child has sexual behavior problems can create a sense of confusion, just at the time your child needs your support and help most. Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this guidebook is for parents and families of 3- to 12-year-old children who have problem sexual behaviors. It provides the answers caregivers need to help their children develop healthier behavior.


  • Definitions and Responses
  • Background Information about Sexual Development and Sexual Behavior Problems
  • How Do Children Develop Sexual Behvior Problems?
  • Taking Action: Safety Planning for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
  • Taking Action: Finding the Right Treatment for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems and Their Families
  • Taking Action: Advocating for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
  • Placement and Reunifications
  • Taking Action: Taking Care of Yourself

About the author:

Jane F. Silovsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor, is a clinical child psychologist and the Associate Director of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Silovsky received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Since 1997, she has been the Director of the Children with Sexual Behavior Problems program, an assessment, treatment, and research program for preschool and school age children with sexual behavior problems. Dr. Silovsky's research is in the area of treatment outcome and program evaluation of services for children affected by child maltreatment. One of her major research interest is sexual behavior problems of young children, and she has published on preschool and school age children with sexual behavior problems.

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