National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth
The National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth’s (NCSBY) mission is to promote better lives, through better choices by youth, caregivers, and professionals for healthier responses to and prevention of problematic sexual behavior of youth. NCSBY provides national training and technical assistance (TTA) to improve the accuracy, accessibility, and strategic use of accurate information about the nature, incidence, prevalence, prevention, treatment, and management of youth with problematic sexual behavior. Since 2010, through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART), NCSBY has provided TTA to programs funded to target late childhood and early adolescence for implementing evidence-based, comprehensive, and coordinated early intervention services to address problematic sexual behavior (PSB) of youth and the effects on child victims and their families. OJJDP and Smart have funded 18 programs, who have received TTA from NCSBY. Evaluation results indicate significant reductions in problematic sexual behavior, with low recidivism rates, as well as improvements in general behavior problems and parental stress. Deliverables are developed and disseminated through the NCSBY website (www.NCSBY.org) which provides information and resources for parents/caregivers and professionals who serve these families. Products include guidelines, fact sheets, newsletters, protocols, professional guides, peer reviewed manuscripts, and webinars.
Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training Programs
The training program for the OU Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) provides training to sites across the United States as well as a site in Canada and one in the United Kingdom. This training combines clinical training to the behavioral health team and community training to address systems change, collaboration, and policy. Training is funded through grants and contracts and has included state-wide efforts in New York, Missouri, New Jersey, and Maryland, as well as smaller community training for agencies in Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois, Denver, Boston, South Dakota, Maryland, North Dakota, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and New Jersey. The PSB training and technical assistance team provides presentations at local, national, and international events and conferences.