Most often parents, teachers, childcare professionals, foster resource parents and healthcare professionals are the ones who identify sexualized behaviour in the pre-school and school aged child. They may struggle due to lack of understanding of normative sexual development and further confounded by issues surrounding these behaviours including the influence of culture and media on “acceptable” behaviour. Making a determination as to the necessity of clinical intervention, or making a report to child welfare, requires understanding of a number of criteria. This training will use a developmental perspective to examine normative sexual behaviours in children as well as recognize inappropriate behaviours that require further assessment.
- Understand normative sexual development in preschool and school-aged children.
- Recognize inappropriate sexualized behaviour presentations in young children.
- Determine when to refer children with sexualized behaviour for further assessment and clinical intervention.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for parents, teachers, early childhood educators, childcare professionals, foster parents, healthcare professionals, and anyone that works with young children.
Course Dates & Format
There are no scheduled dates for this course at this time, however in-service is available.
This is a 6-hour training. This course consists of two 3-hour interactive virtual sessions using Zoom.
Instructor: Geraldine Crisci, MSW
Geraldine Crisci, M.S.W. is a mental health professional with over 30 years experience in the field of trauma. She is a private practitioner who provides assessment and treatment to children, youth and their families. Geraldine primarily works with children who have been resistant to traditional behavioural and other mental health interventions. These children often present with complex trauma and attachment disruption histories She works with biological families, foster families, day treatment programs and residential settings. Utilizing developmental, attachment and complex trauma focus has enabled Geraldine to effectively assist these families.
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Download the group registration form HERE.
Continuing Education Information
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person or virtual in-service training and customized to suit your needs.