Media A Harvard University graduate/Human Rights attorney recently completed a six-week cross-country trek interviewing minor-attracted people (MAPs) — including a member of B4U-ACT’s volunteer staff — for a documentary film focusing on their day-to-day lives. The finished product will be pitched to major cable networks. Research The results of a
On CBC Radio’s Ideas with Paul Kennedy: Is pedophilia a psychiatric disorder that can be treated, or is it innate and unchangeable? We speak with ex-offenders and doctors on both sides of the debate. With B4U-ACT’s Paul Christiano. Listen to the program here.
On National Public Radio’s This American Life: There’s one group of people that is universally tarred and feathered in the United States and most of the world. We never hear from them, because they can’t identify themselves without putting their livelihoods and reputations at risk. That group is pedophiles. It
In the Toronto Star: Dr. James Cantor of CAMH has shown pedophilia is like a sexual orientation — a deep attraction that cannot change. Now, pedophiles who have never molested children are seeking social acceptance. Read the full article here.
Congratulations to Simon Fraser University graduate/past B4U-ACT workshop attendee Carin Freimond on the successful completion of her Master’s thesis, Navigating the Stigma of Pedophilia, which features the testimony of MAPs recruited with B4U-ACT’s help. On October 5, 2013, Co-Founder and Board Chair Russell Dick, LCSW, served as a panelist for
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
In the Los Angeles Times: Pedophilia once was thought to stem from psychological influences early in life. Now, many experts view it as a deep-rooted predisposition that does not change. As a young boy, Paul Christiano loved the world of girls — the way they danced, how their spindly bodies
In The Guardian: The Jimmy Savile scandal caused public revulsion, but experts disagree about what causes paedophilia – and even how much harm it causes. Read the full article here.
Continuing in our efforts to provide face-to-face opportunities for MAPs and mental health professionals (MHPs) to better understand each other, B4U-ACT provided a workshop at the National Association of Social Workers, Maryland Chapter’s Fall Clinical Conference on September 28, 2012. Two MAPs and two MHPs jointly presented a workshop entitled
In Slate: One summer day in the mid-1990s, Spencer Kaplan climbed aboard a bus at the camp where he was a counselor-in-training, sat down next to a little boy of about 9, and thought, “My God, I want to kiss him.” Spencer—a pseudonym—was 14. He was a short, sensitive teenager