B4U-ACT Holds 2018 Symposium

B4U-ACT held its second research-oriented symposium, entitled “Expanding the Focus of Research on Minor-Attracted People,” on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in Baltimore, MD. Approximately 50 people attended, including minor-attracted persons (MAPs), mental health professionals, researchers, and advocates. The program included a keynote talk, four paper presentations, and three discussion sessions.

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Why call someone by what we don’t want them to be?

Why call someone by what we don’t want them to be? The ethics of labeling in forensic/correctional psychology Gwenda M. Willis School of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand ABSTRACT Labeling a person by their past behavior or a criminal conviction is commonplace throughout forensic and correctional psychology.

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Newly published study points out irrational public attitudes toward MAPs

A few researchers are continuing the encouraging trend of recognizing and studying the harmful stigma that MAPs face. A study published in the January 2015 issue of the premier sexology journal Archives of Sexual Behavior documents what MAPs already know: that there are “high degrees of punitive attitudes” toward MAPs regardless

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Research Article: Stigmatization of people with pedophilia

Just published in the International Journal of Sexual Health: “Stigmatization of People with Pedophilia: A Blind Spot in Stigma Research” The study refers to B4U-ACT’s surveys. Abstract: Stigmatization restricts people’s opportunities in life and has severe consequences on mental health and psychological well-being. This article focuses on stigmatization research on

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