Sexual Behavior Services
These programs serve youth, teens and neurodivergent adults
How We Help
Signature Health's sexual behavior services include different programs appropriate for different ages and behavior patterns. This includes:
- Individualized assessments and treatment plans
- Care teams with expertise in treating problematic or abusive sexual behavior (e.g., counselors, psychiatry providers, case managers)
- Patient support with community involvement opportunities
- Group therapy opportunities for patients and family members
- A care environment without judgement
Through collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, each patient and their family is empowered to make appropriate decisions and learn healthy ways of living.
They can then build healthy lives while maintaining safety at home, and in the community.
Young Awareness Program (ages 11 and under)
This program aims to identify and stop persistent patterns of sexual boundary violations such as:
- Inappropriately touching oneself or others
- Exposing oneself to others
- Viewing sexually explicit material
- Trying to peek in private areas such as bathrooms
- Sexually explicit talk
The care team works to communicate effectively with the child about sex; reduce the potential for sexual abuse; and support healthy sexual, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and social development.
Empowerment Program (ages 12-18)
This program aims to identify and stop problematic sexual behavior such as:
- Being sexually preoccupied
- Sexting or sharing of explicit images of oneself through social media
- Viewing pornography
- Seeking or having random sexual activity
- Seeking sex online
The care team helps adolescents overcome childhood adversity and traumas; form healthy and secure attachments to others; build social skills; develop the ability to regulate emotions and behavior; engage in meaningful community activities; have positive sexual knowledge, attitudes, interests and behaviors; and gain a new sense of hope and confidence.
Awareness Program (ages 12-18)
This program aims to identify and stop sexually abusive behaviors that harm others and violate sexual and social normative boundaries. This includes inappropriate touching, engaging in sexual acts, penetration, voyeurism, sexually explicit talk, etc. This program helps adolescents overcome childhood adversity and traumas; form healthy and secure attachments to others; build social skills; develop the ability to regulate emotions and behavior; engage in meaningful community activities; have positive sexual knowledge, attitudes, interests and behaviors; and gain a new sense of hope and confidence.
Relationship Program (ages 18+)
This program serves neurodivergent adults with addictive or compulsive sexual behavior or sexual preoccupation, or those who have difficulty with boundaries or social skills. It focuses on building healthy relationship skills and maintaining appropriate sexual boundaries.
Schedule an Assessment Today
Specialized group services are developed according to the needs of patients who are on the autism spectrum, have developmental delays, and/or have other special needs that impact styles of learning.
To schedule an appointment for a new patient assessment, call 440-578-8200.
For program questions, contact Deb Gurney, Manager of Sexual Behavior Services, at 440-992-8552 Ext 19117.