097: Raising Healthy Sexual Beings after Trauma and Abuse

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Podcast Description:

Amy Hammer joins Natasha on this episode of Mormon Sex Info as they discuss instances when young children and pre-adolescents are involved in sexual play/exploration with one another.
Amy is a CST and Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist specializing in
Amy Hammer
adolescents, adults, couples/marital, family and severe mental illness.   Amy works at a Mental Health center  in Kansas.
Amy and Natasha discuss how to help children become healthy sexual beings especially in environments where there might be assault or abuse whether by other siblings or others in the home. Topics include why they don’t like the term predators for a younger population, what can be done to help them when they are adults to be healthy sexual beings, when to get help, how to get help, and various resources to help.

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Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music.


Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele

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