Are you seeking a treatment program for a child with sexualized behavior? The following listing provides information about programs for youth in the United States, listed by state.
If you are a parent, teacher, or social worker working with a child with inappropriate sexual behavior, you may wonder where to turn for help and guidance. While the situation can feel scary and overwhelming, help is available and treatment is possible.
- Is Treatment Effective for Children with Sexual Problems?
- How to Find Treatment Near Me for a Child with Sexual Behaviors
- State Listing of Problem Sexualized Behavior Treatment Programs
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- New York
- North Carolina
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Is Treatment Effective for Children with Sexual Problems?
Yes, treatment outcomes have proven successful for children with inappropriate sexual behavior.
Children with delinquent sexualized behavior who receive treatment have a much higher success rate than adults who sexually abuse others. The goal is to find a treatment program that is appropriate to the needs of the child and to start treatment as soon as possible. Providing safe supervision during treatment is also critical to overall success rates.
While residential treatment for sexual behavior is available in some states, most children can receive treatment in an outpatient setting and continue to remain in the home as long as proper supervision is provided during treatment.
Someone is not considered a “sex offender” unless they are an adult who has been charged with a sexual crime.
Click here for more information on types of treatment programs available for problematic sexualized behavior in children.
Note that this type of treatment is specific to children who commit inappropriate sexual behaviors and is not meant to be treatment for children who are victims of abuse. To find treatment for a child who has been sexually abused, contact RAINN to find a program in your area.
How to Find Treatment Near Me for a Child with Sexual Behaviors
Use the listing below of outpatient, inpatient, and residential treatment for children who have problematic sexual behaviors to find treatment near you.
State Listing of Problem Sexualized Behavior Treatment Programs
Consider one of the follow programs listed if you are looking for a treatment program for a teen or child.
Listings are for information purposes and do not imply a recommendation.
Touchstone Behavioral Health in Phoenix and Tucson
Touchstone offers a Blueprint Model which includes Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB). The in-home program is designed to take a family approach to treating youth who have engaged in inappropriate sexual behaviors toward others. The program has been proven effective in treating youth with serious acting out behaviors from ages 11 through 17. Contact Touchstone through their website or by calling 866.207.3882.
Savio House in Denver
Savio House helps families navigate difficult adolescent behaviors. They offer an intensive in-home Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB) program as well as 24-hour residential and group home care for teens who are unable to live in a family situation. Savio delivers industry-leading outcomes by providing more evidence-based models than any other provider in Colorado.
Contact Savio through their website or by calling 303.225.4100.
Boys and Girls Village in Milford
The Adolescent Sexual Behavior Treatment and Education Program (ASBTEP) is a community-based program for juveniles who have manifested inappropriate sexual behavior resulting in court involvement. Treatment, education and rehabilitative services are provided to both the youth and their family system. The ASBTEP conducts an intake and assessment, provides sexuality education and care management as well as comprehensive, individualized treatment.
The program provides two levels of care and is centered around the family’s needs. Contact Boys and Girls Village through their website or by calling 203.877.0300.
North American Family Institute (NAFI CT) in Farmington
NAFI provides Multisystemic Therapy for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB) that has been specifically designed and developed to treat youth with problematic sexual behavior.
Building upon the the research and evidence-based foundation of standard MST, the MST-PSB model represents a state-of-the-art, evidence-based practice uniquely developed to address the multiple determinants underlying problematic juvenile sexual behavior for boys and girls ages 10-18 years old. The program is provided in Norwich, Willimantic, Middletown, and Manchester counties.
Contact NAFI through their website or by calling 860.560.0558.
Wheeler in Plainville
Wheeler Community Services provides a broad range of care for families in need. MST-PSB is an evidenced-based, intensive home-based treatment model for youth ages 10-17, exhibiting problem sexual behavior and other high-risk behaviors, at home, at school and in the community.
The program supports youth returning to the community from incarceration or residential placement. The program is available in sixty-one communities served by the Danbury, Hartford, New Britain, Meriden, Torrington and Waterbury area offices of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
Youth Outreach Services in Chicago
YOS provides MST-PSB, a family therapy program designed to serve youth ages 10-17.5 displaying problematic sexual behavior (PSB). Examples of PSB include unwanted touching, incest, etc.
This is an intensive program, with therapists being on call 24/7 for crisis management and meeting with families in the community (typically in their homes). MST–PSB is highly focused on safety planning in order to prevent further instances of PSB.
MST–PSB also works in close collaboration with the Children’s Advocacy Center, who provides trauma-focused therapy for the victims of the PSB. The program covers all of Cook county.
Contact YOS through their website or by calling (773) 777-7112.
Kennebec Behavior Health in Augusta, Farmington, Waterville, Lewiston, Skowhegan, Winthrop, and Topsham
Kennebec Behavior Health provides therapeutic intervention for children 10-17.5 years of age with Multisystemic Therapy for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB). MST is successful because it looks at known causes of a child’s concerns and includes family, friends, school and the community. It involves the whole family as partners and takes place where the child lives, goes to school and participates in his/her community.
Contact Kennebec through their website or by calling 888-322-2136.
Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland
Maine Behavioral Healthcare offers Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB), a unique treatment program designed to serve youth and family in their community. It is an intensive, goal focused treatment program that addresses the many factors that impact problem sexual behavior. MST-PSB has been designed to work with youth ages 10-18.
The typical MST treatment lasts 3-5 months, while MST-PSB can last up to 7 months, for 4-6 hrs/week, but therapists are available around-the-clock with on-call support for the youth and family. They can provide prompt response in urgent situations.
Therapists are also supported by a team and provide services in the youth’s and family’s natural environments, including home, school and community.
Contact Maine Behavioral Health through their website or by calling 1-844-292-0111.
Tri-County Mental Health Services in Oxford
Tri-County provides Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB), a unique treatment program designed to serve youth and family in their community to help children end sexually inappropriate behaviors.
MST-PSB is available to juvenile offenders (ages 10-17.5) who engage in problem sexual behavior, such as: sexual assault, molestation of younger children, exposure, and voyeurism.
Contact Tri-County through their website or by calling 1-888-304-4673.
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (AIP) in Boston
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention is the first licensed provider of Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB) in Massachusetts. MST-PSB focuses on the factors associated with sexual behavioral problems in the key systems in youths’ lives: their families, their peer networks, their schools, and their neighborhoods.
Through their MST program, AIP provides home-based MST treatment for youth ages 10 to 18 in Boston, Massachusetts, and the surrounding towns of Revere, Everett, and Chelsea.
Contact AIP through their website or by calling 617-469-0074.
Community Mental Health of Central Michigan in Midland
Community Mental Health provides Multisytemic Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy – Problem Sexual Behavior (PSB) for in-home treatment for children with sexualized behavior issues.
Genesee Health System in Flint
Genesee Health System treats children with sexualized behaviors through their Child and Family Supports – MI (SED) program. This is a multi-service program designed to meet the specialized needs of seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) children and their families.
This program provides services for families who require a higher level of care than is offered through outpatient therapy and/or case management.
Contact Genesee Health System through their website or by calling (866) 211-5455.
Integrated Services of Kalamazoo
Integrated Services of Kalamazoo treats children with sexualized behavior through their in-home MST program. Multisystemic therapy (MST) is a unique, goal-oriented, and comprehensive treatment program designed to work with families whose youth have significant challenges.
Northern Lakes Community Mental Healthy Authority in Traverse City
Northern Lakes Community Mental Healthy Authority treats children with inappropriate sexaul behaviors. Services are provided for children with severe emotional disturbance in six counties: Crawford, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford.
Contact Northern Lakes through their website or by calling 231-922-4850.
Riverwood Center in Benton Harbor
Riverwood Center offers an intensive short-term treatment program (MST-PSB) that addresses all the factors in a child’s environment that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders — their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. Each factor plays a critical role in a youth’s world. And each factor requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families. MST works with high-risk and intensive cases, ages 9 through 17, who have a long history of arrests.
Contact Riverwood through their website or by calling (800) 336-0341.
Summit Pointe in Battlecreek
Summit Pointe offers MST/PSB Multisystemic Therapy – Problem Sexual Behavior (PSB) for in-home treatment for children with sexualized behavior issues.
Contact Summit Pointe through their website or by calling (877) 275-5887.
Van Buren Community Mental Health in Paw Paw
Van Buren provides outpatient, intensive treatment for children with problem sexualized behavior through their Children’s Intensive Services program.
Contact Van Buren through their website or by calling (269) 621-6251.
Lakeland Behavioral Health System in Springfield
Lakeland’s behavioral health clinic in Missouri offers a residential treatment program for boys ages 9 through 17 who have issues with poor sexual boundaries and sexually maladaptive behaviors. This includes individuals who have been involved in a behavior that has affected another child, adolescent or adult.
Lakeland’s Sexually Maladaptive Residential Treatment program is a 9-12 month program (average length of stay) utilizing a blend of the traditional medical, cognitive, behavioral, and psycho-educational treatment models. Insurance is accepted.
Contact Lakeland through their website or by calling (866) 269-1510.
La Clinica de Familia in Las Cruces
La Clinica de Familia offers Multisystemic Therapy with Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST/PSB) treatment for youth ages 10-17 who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviors.
Multisystemic with Problem Sexual Behaviors Therapy is family and community based treatment that has been proven effective for youth and families who are struggling with difficult situations. It is a specialized juvenile sex offender treatment program to reduce criminal and antisocial behavior, especially problem sexual behavior.
Contact La Clinica de Familia through their website or by calling 575-525-4805.
Southwest Family Guidance Center and Institute in Albuquerque, Valencia County, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe
Southwest Family Guidance Center provides Multisystemic Therapy For Youth With Problem Sexual Behaviors (MST-PSB), a program specifically designed to treat youth and their families coping with problem sexual behavior. The range of problem sexual behaviors covered by the PSB model is significant, with one important distinction. In order to qualify for the program, there must have been a victim of the abuse other than the clients themselves.
There is a particularly high level of social concern regarding the seriousness of sexually offending youth. MST-PSB model responds to this concern with an evidence-based model of treatment developed to address the broad array of risk factors not only with the youth individually, but also in the home, school and community.
The program is for youth ages 12–17 (some exceptions considered for clients as young as 9). Medicaid is accepted.
Contact Southwest through their website or by calling (505) 830-1871.
Astor Services for Children and Families in Rhinebeck
Astor Services provides residential treatment for children with sexualized behavior. They offer a specialized set of interventions for children in the residential program who have a history of problematic sexual behaviors. This includes single bedrooms with bedroom monitoring technology and group therapy to reinforce healthy and safe sexual development.
Children’s Village in New York City
Children’s Village offers MST therapy that targets youth with problematic sexual behaviors (MST-PSB). The program uses a strength-based model that recognizes the family’s strengths and combines them with areas for change. MST services are delivered in the natural environment (e.g., home, school, community).
Contact Children’s Village through their website or by calling 914-693-0600.
Hillside Family of Agencies in Bath
Hillside provides Specialized Services at Hillside’s Snell Farm Campus, offering a collaborative, trauma-informed approach to residential treatment for youth who have engaged in or been exposed to sexual harm.
Hillside’s Specialized Services provide intensive, residential group care for male youth ages 12 to 21 (grade 6 and above) who may be either non-adjudicated or court-adjudicated for having caused sexual harm. The mission of Specialized Care is to provide services that are based upon best practice and evidence-based research dedicated to stopping sexually harmful behavior, and healing and strengthening the lives of children and families.
The treatment process focuses on providing a warm, non-judgmental and strength-based environment.
Alexander Youth Network in Wilmington and Charlotte
AYN offers Multi-Systemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB), a highly structured and supervised program designed to use collaborative family and community based activities to improve behavioral challenges in adolescents.
This model provides parents with the tools and skills to address difficulties in raising their children while the children are able focus on meeting task-oriented goals. Together, the entire family works alongside a team of therapists and counselors to design an customized developmental program.
Contact Alexander Youth Network through their website or by calling 855.362.8470.
Amethyst Behavioral Health Care Greensboro and Carthage
Amethyst provides Multi – systemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB) for 10- to 17.5-year-old youth with sexually delinquent behaviors, including aggressive (sexual assault, rape) and non-aggressive (molestation of younger children) offenses.
Contact Amethyst through their website or by calling 336-674-9781.
TASK Services in Asheville, Burlington, Charlotte, Lexington, Statesville, Sylva, Wilkesboro
TASK (Treatment Alternatives for Sexualized Kids) is an in-home treatment model designed to meet the complex needs of youth who have caused sexual harm and who are ages 8-20 years old.
Youth who cause sexual harm or engage in sexually problematic behavior come from a variety of backgrounds and are often involved with the justice system. Many times, these youth and their families are unable to find adequate treatment that serves their individualized needs and circumstances. Children’s Hope Alliance has an established, innovative treatment program dedicated to addressing the needs of these youth.
Contact the program through their website or by calling 1-800-320-4157.
Applewood Centers in Cleveland
Applewood Centers provides Multisystemic Therapy for Youth with Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB®), a program specifically designed to treat youth for problematic sexual behavior. The MST-PSB model represents a state-of-art, evidenced-based practice that is uniquely developed to address multiple determinants underlying problematic juvenile sexual behavior.
The treatment is the only sexual offending model that is designated as a Blueprints Model Program by Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development. Applewood Centers is the only agency in Cuyahoga County offering MST-PSB.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health provides Multi-systemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB) for youth ages 10-17 years old with problem sexual behavior. MST-PSB therapy provides evidenced based treatment to youth with problem sexual behavior while striving to keep the youth in their home, school and in the community. The overarching goal of MST-PSB therapy is ensuring client, victim and community safety while eliminating the abusive behaviors by the youth.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health also provides a Sexually Inappropriate Behavioral Remediation (SIBR) program is to prevent sexually inappropriate behavior among adolescents and to address its effects on youth, families and the community.
The purpose of treatment includes not only the elimination of risk for sexual and/or general recidivism, but also the introduction of positive indicators of health – psychological, social, biological, and/or spiritual. The SIBR program serves children from ages eight to 21. The average age of adolescents in the program is 14 to 18 and predominately male.
The SIBR program offers three service tracks to help heal these youths: Comprehensive/Risk Assessment, Full-Treatment SIBR, and Healthy Sexuality. Specialized services for youth with developmental disabilities are provided through individual therapy services for youth within both the Healthy Sexuality and Full Treatment Programs.
Contact Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health through their website or by calling 330-454-7917.
Family Services of NWPA in Erie and Mercer County
Family Services of NWPA offers an MST program for Problem Sexual Behaviors. MST-PSB is designed to help youth who have committed sexual offenses and have demonstrated other severe problem behaviors. MST-PSB includes intensive family therapy, parent training, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and skill-building. It is for boys and girls ages 10-17 in Erie, Crawford and Mercer Counties.
Public Health Management Corporation in Philadelphia
PHMC provides MST-PSB which serves youth who have engaged in harmful sexual behavior by providing intensive, family-driven therapy delivered in the individual’s home, school or community environment by Master’s level clinicians available 24/7 for crisis support. Families participate in an average of three sessions per week to address the multiple systemic factors (i.e. individual, family, peer, community and school) associated with youth have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors. The program is for boys and girls ages 11-17.
Contact PHMC through their website or by calling 215-643-5400.
Community Solutions in Berks County
Community Solutions offers MST-PSB for boys and girls ages 11-17 who have engaged in harmful sexualized behavior. The in-home treatment program has a very high success rate with 99% of youth free from sexually harmful behaviors at the end of treatment.
Contact Community Solutions through their website or by calling 860-683-7100.
North America Family Institute in Warwick
NAFI of Rhode Island provides Multisystemic Therapy for Youth with Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB), a program specifically designed and developed to treat youth ( and their families ) for problematic sexual behavior.
Ensuring client, victim, and community safety is a paramount mission of the MST – PSB model. Extensive assessment and planning underlie the individualized safety plan for each youth and family.
Contact NAFI through their website or by calling (401) 921-8700.
Pegasus School in Lockhart
Pegasus School mission is to break the vicious cycle of child abuse by providing intervention through a comprehensive milieu for abused, neglected, emotionally disturbed and adjudicated boys between the ages of 10-17 years old.
Their sexualized behavior treatment program is a therapeutic approach including providers with specialized training and licensure to provide sexual behavior problem specific treatment.
The goals of treatment include victim empathy, accepting responsibility, comprehension of offense cycle, comprehension of laws and statutes, and development of effective coping skills focusing on high risk situations.
For further resources, check out this listing of Treatment Referrals by Safer Society Press that has a PDF listing by state.
With this helpful list of resources, you will be able to find treatment for youth with problem sexual behaviors near you. Do you have a question about treatment options? Ask in the comments below.