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Working with Children with Sexualized Behavior – Cleveland

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Working with Children with Sexualized Behavior – Cleveland
June 25, 2014 8:45 am
June 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Cleveland State University Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning
(216) 687-3867
May 14, 2014
Cleveland State University Julka Hall
(216) 687-3867
E. 24th St. & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States

6 CE Hours. This workshop is for professionals working with children, and their families, who are engaged in problematic sexual behaviors. Participants will learn what is meant by sexualized behaviors, their characteristics, the associated myths and assumptions, and the traumagenic dynamics if there has been children abuse. Attention will be given to assessing and understanding the goals of treatment, and the prerequisites for healing and recovery for these children. Useful tools and treatment exercises will be presented.


Paula V. Atwood is the Vice President, Staffing and Special Projects at Beech Brook of Northeast Ohio. In this position, Ms. Atwood is responsible for the Employer of Choice Initiative, Staff Recruitment and Human Resources. She is also serving as the Clinical Director for AOD services. She oversees and supervises AOD program staff and screening, assessment, and treatment services. She also ensures compliance with ODADAS rules and regulations, ADAMHS Board contract requirements, applicable Joint Commission Standards and the financial outcomes.

Paula formerly served as the Vice President, Community-Based Services Cluster, with administrative responsibility for the delivery of quality care mental health, social services, and educational services to children, adolescents and their families. The programs included were the Outpatient, School-Based, Family Preservation, Family Health and Early Childhood programs. Ms. Atwood has been at Beech Brook in various administrative positions since 1999.

Ms. Atwood has over 33 years experience in administration, management, and direct care in the social service, mental health, child welfare, and substance abuse/chemical dependency field. She is a graduate of the School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Executive Masters in Business Administration program at Baldwin-Wallace College. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

Registration deadline: Thursday, June 19, 2014