Counseling Services for Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems
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.
CommunitiesChildren with sexual behavior problems Men Parents/Foster Parents Women Youth/Adolescents/Young Adult
ProductsResource: YSBP Program flyer Click Here for the Flyer
Presentation: PPT to train professionals in the foster care system on the dynamics and treatment methods for YSBPs Available Upon Request: Contact Rene McCreary
Research: Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors: A Resource Guide for Foster Families Click Here for the Guide
Research: Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors: A Resource Guide for Professionals Click Here for the Guide
Presentation: Webinar: The Etiology and Treatment of Sexually Problematic Behaviors Available Upon Request: Contact Rene McCreary
PSA/Promotional video: Insights from Foster Parents #1 – Addressing Problematic Sexual Behaviors – Understanding The Issues Click Here for Video #1
PSA/Promotional video: Insights from Foster Parents #2 – Addressing Problematic Sexual Behaviors – A Network of Support Click Here for Video #2
PSA/Promotional video: Insights from Foster Parents #3 – Addressing Problematic Sexual Behaviors – First Reactions Click Here for Video #3
PSA/Promotional video: Insights from Foster Parents #4 – Addressing Problematic Sexual Behaviors – Making The Difference Click Here for Video #4
SystemAdvocacy/rape crisis Fostercare Therapeutic/mental health
Partnered with FosterAdopt Connect as well as several community-based organizations serving fostercare families.
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.
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
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.
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.