The Complexities of Child-Adolescent Assessment and Development

November 3, 2016

What is normal adolescence “sexual” interest, exploration, play, curiosity? How can professionals and parents support “normal” development, positive interest, curiosity, and attitudes towards their teenage child’s bodies? Where do problems arise? What are the warning signs that all is not ok?
This presentation will discuss the clinical implications related to assessments and interventions at this stage of development. How much, and what kind of education about “safe touch” and “your body belongs to you” is helpful? What are the gender identity issues that arise at this age?

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