Harmful Behaviors are a Form of Communication

January 17, 2023

Episode 254

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In today’s episode Dr. Gregory Leskin and MCEC's Georgia Mckown are joined by Tib Campise, the DOD Associate Director for the Child and Youth Advocacy Program. They discuss the complicated topic of harmful behaviors in children and youth. Tib also shares how the DoD is developing programs related to preventing and responding to these behaviors as well as tangible ways to communicate with students and families about this important topic.

Show Notes: 







National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) 



National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY)



Virtuallabschool.org offers seven professional development tracks for the professional development for Child and Youth Educators with 15 courses. 



OneOp offers a virtual professional development platform for providers who serve military families. 


– search sexual behavior under webinars and courses 



Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) focuses on youth 12-17 and their families.  Links to YouTube “Just in Time” webinars. 



Military One Source 



Student Liaison Officers 



Episode#2: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/adapting-to-meet-military-connected-students-needs/id1386801038?i=1000593800146

Episode #1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mtss-identify-respond-prevent-and-intervene-for/id1386801038?i=1000593478258



Mary E. “Tib” Campise, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently serving as the Associate Director for the Child and Youth Advocacy Program, and the DoD Tiger Team lead for developing policy and programs related to Harmful Behavior between Children and Youth (HBCY) and Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (PSB-CY). She began her work in the child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse field in 1987 and became a DoD Senior Program Analyst in the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) in 2007 primarily focusing on child abuse and neglect and early home visiting. Currently, she has responsibility for policy development and oversight of the DoD intervention and response to HBCY and PSB-CY in military families.


Dr. Gregory Leskin is licensed clinical psychologist and serves as Director, NCTSN Military and Veteran Families and Children Program and the Academy on Child Traumatic Stress at the UCLA/Duke University’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. Dr. Leskin directs the NCTSN/DoD Academy on Child Trauma, an online training and social media platform developed to train DoD Family Advocacy Program staff clinical skills related to child trauma and behavioral health prevention for military families and children. Previously, Dr. Leskin has worked as a Clinical Researcher and Director of Clinical Training at the National Center for PTSD, Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) post-doctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD at the Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Leskin has written, consulted, and lectured on a number of clinical topics, including risk factors facing military-connected children, combat-related PTSD, impact of deployment on families and children, and promoting psychological resilience and well-being. He is the primary developer for the MiTi Kids program bringing together Military Informed and Trauma informed Principles for organizations to serve the needs of military and Veteran Families.

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