While sexual exploration is a natural part of childhood and adolescent sexual development, some youth sexual behavior indicates more than harmless curiosity. In cases where sexual behaviors pose a risk to the safety or well-being of the youth and others, it is imperative for families and communities to intervene through proper identification, support, and treatment.
Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy™ (PSB-CBT™) is a comprehensive family-based clinical treatment intervention for children and adolescents with problematic and illegal sexual behaviors. The PSB-CBT™ models were developed and tested at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Training and technical assistance is offered through our PSB-CBT™ T/TA Program to facilitate dissemination of up-to-date information and implementation of evidence-based treatments for families with youth with problematic or illegal sexual behaviors. To support community implementation of PSB-CBT™, the T/TA team has integrated the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Learning Collaborative model into T/TA services to best engage and train personnel at behavioral health agencies, children's advocacy centers (CACs) and other service agencies.