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National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth Training and Technical Assistance: Expertise in Evidence-Based Community Practice for Sexual Behavior Problems in Youth

Award Information

Award #
2016-MU-MU-K053
Location
Awardee County
Oklahoma
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$2,600,770

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $600,770)

The Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems (YSBP) Program provides funding to support the development of community-based intervention models to serve youth with sexual behavior problems. 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 YSBP Program Technical Assistance Project will support the development and delivery of technical assistance for three project sites funded in fiscal year 2016, in the areas of problem sexual behavior treatment, victim and family support and treatment, evidence-based juvenile sex offender management practices, multi-disciplinary team development, and system assessments and data collection.

The UOHSC has created the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) to support communities working with youth with sexual behavior problems (SBP) and their families. Implementation of comprehensive and coordinated evidence-based practices (EBP) for youth with SBP and child victims in the community is complicated due to unique challenges. Services require coordination of different EBP for youth with SBP and victims, both of whom require active caregiver involvement. Further, multiple agency, system, and policy level barriers impact identification, referral, access, and engagement in services. Training and technical assistance for youth with SBP requires expertise in the evidence-based treatment models on overcoming barriers, and on adapting efforts to fit communities’ resources and needs. NCSBY is uniquely well-suited to provide this TTA because of its training, service, and research expertise in these areas. NCSBY will collaborate with the awardees early in Year 1 to examine current community-based management systems and identify barriers and supports to EBP implementation and sustainability. Short-term and intermediate TTA needs to reach specific program goals will be developed for each of the three sites. TTA provided will include onsite, online, and multimedia modality, and it will also be provided during the annual cluster meetings. Data on the provision of TTA will be regularly collected, including quantity, quality, and impact, following all OJJDP requirements. Progress towards goals will be regularly assessed, with an emphasis on sustainability plans in Year 2. Final reports will document progress, lessons learned, and recommendations for next steps. Further, deliverables summarizing these outcomes will be developed and disseminated, such as through OJJDP portals and the NCSBY website. CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates.

Since 2010, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) have funded a series of programs to overcome the barriers to implementing comprehensive, coordinated, community- and evidence-based practices (EBP) for youth with sexual behavior problems (SBP) and child victims. Sites have been successful at addressing multiple agency, system, and policy level barriers to establish effective procedures and programs to facilitate the identification, referral, access, and engagement in EBP. Building on this success, OJJDP will fund two additional project sites to (a) establish community-based management and EBP of youth with SBP, victims, and families, and (b) improve the community’s coordination of services through multidisciplinary teams (MDT). Training and technical assistance (TTA) in EBP for youth with SBP requires expertise in the evidence-based treatment models, on overcoming barriers, and on adapting efforts to fit communities’ resources and needs. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) is well-suited to provide this TTA because of its training, service, and research expertise in these areas. NCSBY will collaborate with the fiscal year 2017 project sites early in Year 1 to examine current community-based management systems and identify barriers and supports to EBP implementation and sustainability. An assessment of short-term and intermediate TTA needs to reach specific program goals will be conducted for each of the funded sites. TTA provided will include onsite, online, and multimedia modality and open discussion during a grantee cluster meeting. Data on the provision of TTA will be regularly collected, including quantity, quality, and impact of TTA, following all OJJDP requirements. Progress towards goals will be regularly assessed, with an emphasis on sustainability plans in Year 2. Final reports will document progress, lessons learned, and recommendations for next steps. Further, deliverables summarizing these outcomes will be developed in collaboration with OJJDP and SMART. These deliverables will be disseminated through OJJDP portals, the NCSBY website, and peer-review publications.
CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) designates.

The issue of problematic or illegal sexual behaviors amongst children and youth on military bases is far reaching, as cases have been identified amongst all four major branches of the military. The already complex nature of addressing problematic sexual behaviors of youth is further complicated by the diverse nature of military family service experiences and by having overlapping military and civilian (federal and state) jurisdiction and response. In response to this issue, the military has diligently worked to examine best practices, evidence-based treatments, and the research literature to create an effective, developmentally appropriate response system to Problematic Sexual Behavior of Children and Youth (PSB-CY). To facilitate this response system and to create a large scale training implementation plan, this Training and Technical Assistance project is a collaboration of OJJDP, Military PSB-CY Leadership Team, and the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY). The NCSBY team is comprised of the internal training team at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, as well as the NCSBY Youth Advisory and Partnership Board, the NCSBY Parent Partnership Board, and an outside interdisciplinary team of experts. This Training and Technical Assistance project for the military will (a) facilitate the military's assessment of readiness of military installations to implement the PSB-CY response system, (b) collaborate in the development of guidelines for multidisciplinary response system, (c) provide consultation on the PSB-CY response, (d) provide clinical training on evidence-based treatment including Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (e) enhance engagement of caregivers and other family members through guidelines and training, and (f) develop guidelines and training on sexual development and response to problematic sexual behavior. Further, deliverables relevant to the military community's professionals, caregivers, and youth will be developed in collaboration with the Military PSB-CY Leadership Team, OJJDP, and the Parent and Youth Partnership Boards. These deliverables will be disseminated in a variety of ways, such as through OJJDP portals, the NCSBY.org website, and publications.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2016