Children and Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

The Massachusetts Legislative Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse recently published Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children and Adolescents: A Research Overview.” The report defines Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSBs) among children and adolescents and offers evidence-based intervention practices associated with the assessment and treatment of intervention to ensure these children can live safely in the community. The report also acknowledges the importance of expanding our awareness and understanding of children and adolescents who exhibit PSBs and begin to address the implications for children, their families, caregivers, and professionals.  

The Massachusetts Society for a World Free of Sexual Harm by Youth (MASOC) is co-chair of the Problematic Sexual Behavior Working Group. For more information about this report, please contact Joan Tabachnick, MASOC Executive Director, at  

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