Our adolescent and pre-adolescent children are becoming more exposed to sexually explicit images and behavior in today’s modern society. Why do our children participate in sexting, and how does the law look at problematic sexual behavior. How did pornography become so accessible to our children, and how does pornography affect our youth. Is pornography addictive, and how do we teach our children about the myths of what they see in today’s sexually explicit images. Join us for Sexting, Pornography, and the law….oh my to discuss these topics and much more.

Presenter: John Wiginton, MS, LPC, CJSOTS
Location: Garrett Counseling, LIVE WEBINAR
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021 1:00pm-4:00pm CDT (2pm-5pm EST)
3 NBCC Contact Hours
Cost: $75.00
Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdQPzSpuKY…/viewform…
Learning Objectives:

  • Mental health professionals will be able to define sexting and discuss legal issues related to juveniles sexting.
  • Mental health professionals will be able to discuss the history of pornography and have a clear understanding of what is considered pornographic.
  • Mental health professionals will have a clear understanding of how pornography effect our youth in regards to mental and physical wellness.
  • Mental health professionals will be able to have a clearer understanding of how pornography can be addictive
  • Mental health professionals will gain a clear understanding of mental health treatment options for pornography related concerns.

About The Speaker:

Wes Wiginton received his master’s degree in Counseling from Faulkner University and has his Bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and is currently licensed by the State of Alabama as an LPC and provides counseling services for families in The State of Alabama. Wes is also a Certified Adjudicated Juvenile Sex Offender Therapist from State of Alabama Department of Youth Services and provides assessments and counseling with this population.

Wes is a member of The NAFC (National Association of Forensic Counselor’s) as a Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, a member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers), and a Certified Therapist for Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors by The State of Alabama Department of Youth Services. Wes resides in Oxford, Al and is owner of Cheaha Counseling and Consulting LLC. Wes currently speaks in the U.S. about working with children with problematic sexual behaviors and how sexting and pornography effects our youth.

Wes has spoken at the following conferences and organizations:

  • 2017-Cleburne County Department of Human Resource, Defining Juvenile Offenders.
  • 2017-Calhoun County Guardian Ad Litem Association, Defining Juvenile Offenders.
  • 2017-Calhoun County Department of Human Resources, Defining Juvenile Offenders.
  • 2018-Cherokee Policy Counsel, Juvenile Offenders and School Polices. 2018-JSU Hope Series, Ethical Considerations when working with Juvenile Sex Offenders.
  • 2019-The Alabama Employee Association Conference, Ethical Considerations when working with Juvenile Sex Offenders.
  • October 2019-National Association of Forensic Counselors Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • November 2019-Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA) Annual Conference, Montgomery Al.
  • August 2021-YPSB Certification Program at The University of Alabama for Youth Services Institute.