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National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth

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The National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) is part of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 

NCSBY provides TTA for the Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior (YPSB) Program. The Program was initially a collaboration between OJJDP and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking and is now funded by OJJDP. The YPSB Program is designed to assist communities to successfully implement evidence-based treatment for youth in late childhood and early adolescence who have problematic (including illegal) sexual behavior, and deliver coordinated and comprehensive multidisciplinary services to these youth, their child victims, and their families. This program is also designed to promote systems change, as needed, to reflect best practices based on the available research. The NCSBY website (www.NCSBY.org) provides information and free resources for parents/caregivers and professionals who serve these families.

Provider Organization

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Award Details


NCSBY provides TTA to YPSB Program sites that are funded by OJJDP to implement comprehensive evidence-based treatment programs for youth ages 9-14 with problematic (including illegal) sexual behavior, their child victims, and their families. NCSBY collaborates with YPSB Program sites to examine current community-based management systems, and identify barriers and supports to evidence-based practice implementation and sustainability. TTA is provided through onsite, online, and multimedia modalities, and NCSBY hosts and facilitates annual cluster meetings for funded sites. Further, NCSBY supports its website to disseminate the latest research and best practices for youth with problematic sexual behavior.


  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Community Members
  • Court Personnel
  • Defenders
  • Detention/Corrections Staff
  • Families
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Probation Officers
  • Prosecutors
  • School Personnel
  • Social Services
  • State Advisory Groups
  • Students
  • Tribal Community
  • Youth
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


For TTA services, the site must be awarded an OJJDP cooperative agreement to support the YPSB Program.



Products include TTA (e.g., onsite training, administrative and clinical consultation), program evaluation, www.NCSBY.org website, guidelines, fact sheets, newsletters, protocols, professional guides, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and webinars.

Carrie Schwab
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  • Child Welfare System
  • Cultural Competency
  • Data
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Evaluation
  • Family Engagement
  • Foster Youth
  • Information
  • Gender Responsive Service
  • Mental Health
  • Performance Measures
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Probation
  • Protective Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Tribal Youth
  • Youth Advocacy 
  • Youth Involvement

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Date Published: October 14, 2020