YSI’s Multidisciplinary Abuse Prevention Services (MAPS) program provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment services to youth ages 9-14 with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB), their families and victims. YSI has partnered with the Tuscaloosa Children’s Center to offer the MAPS program to Tuscaloosa County.
To establish a multidisciplinary approach to expand the reach of services for youth with problematic sexual behaviors while providing support and intervention for victims and their families to promote healing and address multidimensional issues in Tuscaloosa County.
Maps provides the following services:
MAPS’ treatments and goals are based on the following:
Youth with problem sexual behavior and their caregivers will receive Problem Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT), which is an evidence based treatment modified for youth, ages 9 to 14.
Victims, as indicated, will receive Trauma Focused– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment for children ages 3-18 who have survived a traumatic event.
The MAPS program accepts referrals for youth (ages 9-14) with problematic sexual behaviors, their caregivers, and victims from juvenile court, child advocacy center, schools, mental health providers and other community providers in Tuscaloosa County. Victims will receive services through a partnership with Tuscaloosa Children’s Center (TCC), Tuscaloosa County’s child advocacy center.
Youth will be assessed to determine his/her appropriateness for the program. If accepted, the youth with PSB and caregiver will be assigned a therapist and services will be provided for a minimum of one hour face-to-face contact per week. Services for victims will be determined by individual needs and TCC’s recommendations.
Questions regarding the program, and referral form requests and/or submissions also can be made via:
Youth Services Institute
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487