Children who act out sexually can present a challenging and complex diagnostic picture. This workshop will present a typology of sexual behavior problems in children, contrasting each category to what would be developmentally usual and expected. Implications for placements and treatment planning will be discussed for impulsive, attachment-seeking, neurologically-based, compulsive and exploitive sexual behaviors. We will focus on children in alternative care such as foster care, special school settings, residential treatment centers and inpatient hospitals.
COURSE OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this course is to inform social work professionals of the causes, symptoms, management, and prevention of job burnout.
Linda T. (Lynn) Sanford, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker who began her career working with victims of sexual assault. She has also worked for twenty years with youth who have been convicted of crimes against people (homicide, attempted homicide, and multiple sexual assaults). Sanford has also taught at various graduate schools of social work in Massachusetts, achieving the rank of Professor of Practice in 2009. She is the author of Strong at the Broken Places: Building Resiliency in the Lives of Survivors (1990, 2004) and The Silent Children (1980). Sanford is also co-author of Women and Self-Esteem (1984) and In Defense of Ourselves (1978). Sanford currently works as a Military Family Life Consultant on Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni, Japan. She has also recently worked with children whose parents were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.