Sometimes talking about sexual health with kids can seem complicated and even scary for parents… but it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Amelia shares some quick tips for parents about how to start these conversations with kids at an early age… tips that also include collaborating with other parents.
About Dr. Amelia ♥
Amelia Siders, Ph.D., LP, serves as the Clinical Director for TBCAC and has been working in the mental health field since 1994. She received a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan and completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Siders specializes in assessment, treatment, and advocacy for children, adolescents, and adults with emotional, behavioral, trauma, and substance use disorders. She has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Incident Reduction, as well as several other trauma-informed interventions including EDMR. Dr. Siders became passionate about working with children and families who have been affected by abuse when completing her internship at the Center for Child Protection in San Diego, California. Amelia lives in Traverse City with her canine companion and beloved TBCAC volunteer, Jeeves.
About Jeeves ♥
Jeeves serves as a loyal volunteer sidekick to Dr. Amelia, providing sweet, loving wags to hundreds of child victims and their caregivers for the past several years. A Havanese, Jeeves has hair instead of fur which helps people visiting the Center who may have allergies. As the TBCAC mascot, Jeeves welcomes any and all opportunities to receive belly rubs and hugs!