Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors Booklets

Written by Toni Cavanaugh Johnson, PhD.

Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviours - What's Natural and Healthy, updated 2010

This is an attractive, easy-to-read, highly informative and practical 26 page booklet for parents, teachers, school counselors, social workers, CASA, police, and anyone else who wants to understand children's sexual behaviors. The booklet includes:
  • A Definition Of Natural And Healthy Sexual Behavior
  • Factors Which May Influence Children's Sexual Behaviors
  • Why Might A Child's Sexual Behaviour Move Beyond What Is Considered Natural And Expectable?
  • Twenty Characteristics Of Problematic Sexual Behavior In Children
  • Chart: Behaviors Related To Sex And Sexuality In Preschool Children
  • Chart: Behaviors Related To Sex And Sexuality In Kindergarten Through Fourth Grade Children
  • Has My Child Been Sexually Abused?
  • Do Victims Become Perpetrators?
  • How Serious Is It If My Child Is Engaging in Problematic Sexual Behaviors?
  • A Continuum of Problematic Sexual Behaviors from Sexually-Reactive to Molesting Behavior
  • Getting Help for Sexual Behavior Problems
Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors Booklets


Helping Children With Sexual Behavior Problems - A Guidebook For Professionals And Caregivers, 4th Edition, updated 2009.

This is a companion booklet to Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors - What's Natural and Healthy. This 44-page booklet contains straightforward, easy-to-read information in the following areas:

  • A Definition Of Natural And Healthy Sexual Behavior
  • What everyone helping children with sexual behavior helping problems (CSBP) should know
  • Modifying children's problematic sexual behaviors - preparing the home environment; provide a healthy sexual environment; encourage healthy boundaries; some guidelines for healthy boundaries; make the home feel safe for all of the children
  • Working together to decrease the child's problematic sexual behavior - developing a plan to decrease one problematic sexual behavior at a time; playing detective - what triggers the selected problematic sexual behavior?
  • Masturbation
  • Parenting - talking about sex with children; listen and respond to the child; parenting with patience and compassion; special issues for all parents and substitute caregivers
  • Assessment and treatment of CSBP and their families - assessment of CSBP; goals for parents and substitute caregivers of CSBP; individual therapy for CSBP, parents/care givers. and other family members
  • Cooperation and communication between all team members - working with school; day care; after school programs; CPS; Probation
  • References
  • Helpful resources on children and sexuality



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