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Counseling Services for Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
R2 2017-2018 $50,000

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) in Kansas City, MO provided information and resources to a network of 4,000 foster parents in Kansas and Missouri. This helped caregivers and service professionals better understand sexual behavior problems in children, and increased awareness of effective treatments to reduce the likelihood of this behavior.

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Strategies

  • Enhance Partnerships

    Enhance Partnerships

    Partnered with FosterAdopt Connect as well as several community-based organizations serving fostercare families.

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    The project flyer and materials reached the 4,000 fostercare families in the network. Additionally, MOCSA met their goal to treat 25 new forster children and 25 of their caregivers in the program. MOCSA developed a Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems (YSBP) Resource Guide for service providers and additional version for parents. 250 copies of each produced and given to community partners.

  • Measure Impact

    Measure Impact

    96% of youth treated increased knowledge in making good choices about sexual behavior and 100% of caregivers in treatment via the program increased knowledge in responding to sexual behaviors of children. Additionally, focus groups of parents helped develop insights on YSBP.

     
  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    MOCSA set out to train 100 foster parents and staff. They expanded their initial training plan with 4 in-person trainings, 1 webinar, as well as an open-training reaching 68 individuals.

  • Raise Awareness

    Raise Awareness

    Focus groups were recorded and four 1-minute video clips created based on the actual experiences of foster families: understanding the issue, first reactions, building a network of support, and the resiliency powered by the difference they are making. Between Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and LinkedIn, these videos achieved 254,952 impressions and 718 clicks.