FCS Staff Helps Educate Community Professionals About Children with PSB

Margo Falise, LCSWR; Michelle Reynolds, MFT-LP; and Toni Besemer, NCC, MHC-LP were the guest presenters for the May Food for Thought session.

At the May Food for Thought session, FCS staff shared information with community professionals about children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB) and the new treatment program that is available to the community. Family Counseling Services is one of six sites in New York State trained in this nationally recognized, evidence-based treatment modality for children with PSB.

Margo Falise, Michelle Reynolds and Toni Besemer have all completed extensive learning collaborative training and have met fidelity to treat children ages 7 to 12 who present with Problematic Sexual Behavior. Treatment at FCS is provided in collaboration with the Cortland County Child Advocacy Center.  Learn more about PSB here.

Over 40 community professionals attended the session, one of the largest groups to participate in the monthly Food for Thought workshops. Food for Thought is a free program offered by the Mental Health Association of Cortland County and Cortland Prevention Resources, a division of Family Counseling Services. Each month a new topic is presented to help educate community members on a variety of health related issues.

For more information about Food for Thought and upcoming workshops, please email lharmer@fcscortland.org or call (607) 756-8970 ext 260.