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Parents may report various concerns regarding their child/adolescent's behavior. You can help parents understand what is normal versus problematic behavior. When a child/adolescent is acting out or considered a juvenile sexual offender, your role is similar to the evaluation of a child who has been sexually victimized.

Key Concepts
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  • Healthy, age-appropriate expressions of sexuality
  • Forms of child sexual abuse

Abnormal Behaviors

Responding to Behaviors

Additional Resources




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