There isn’t one type of child or teen who engages in problematic or illegal sexual behavior. Most often there are many factors that lead to this behavior. Each youth is diﬀerent and each family is diﬀerent. What’s important now is for you and your child to work with your treatment provider to understand which factors are most relevant for your child or teen and how to overcome them.
The majority of children and teens with problematic or illegal sexual behavior do not go on to become adult sex oﬀenders. With treatment and good parental supervision and support, most youth will never engage in another problematic or illegal sexual behavior. Youth who complete treatment can lead happy and successful lives.
Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) treatment programs are available for children ages 7 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 18 and their caregivers.