Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $300,000)
The Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems (YSBP) Program provides funding to support the development of effective treatment programs for youth with sexual behavior problems and their child victims and provide intervention and supervision services for the offending youth. The models to be developed include a multidisciplinary approach and provide intervention and supervision services for youth (ages 10-14) with sexual behavior problems, their child victims and their families.
The Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc. will accomplish the goals and objectives of this project through a partnership between Southern Tier Children's Advocacy Center (STCAC) (Olean, NY) and START Children's Center (Troy, NY). Southern Tier Health Care System will be the lead agency and manage the overall grant programmatically and fiscally. STCAC and START Children's Center propose to serve approximately 96 youth with sexual behavior problems (SBP) and their caregivers, and 180 child victims of sexual abuse and their caregivers. Activities to be conducted include treatment, advocacy, safety planning, MDT case staffing, case management, systems level protocol development, and training. Stakeholders at each of the project sites will form a Community Change Team to develop a comprehensive system of intervention that will be integrated into a community protocol. Project partners will provide community outreach and education. Clinicians at the project sites will receive training in evidence-based treatment for child trauma and youth with SBP, and child forensic interviewers at STCAC and START Children's Center will receive training that specifically addresses interviews of youth with SBP.