B4U-ACT is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of our new newsletter. We hope this newsletter will keep readers informed about our projects and activities promoting objective research and compassionate therapeutic care that meets the needs of minor-attracted adolescents and adults. Our Summer 2020 issue includes an
During 2019, with the support of our generous donors, B4U-ACT has: Held a one-day workshop on “Compassionate and Informed Approaches for Supporting Minor-Attracted People,” highlighting three therapeutic models: Compassion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and the Berlin Dissexuality Therapy (Dunkelfeld) Program. The workshop was attended by 45 therapists, researchers, graduate students, and
At the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), Dr. Michael Seto presented a plenary talk titled “What Do We Know about Pedophilia?”. The talk mainly addressed characteristics of the attraction to children or young adolescents, but it also touched on issues related
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.
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.
B4U-ACT held its ninth full-day workshop, entitled “Developing Best Practices for Working with Minor-Attracted People,” on Friday, April 28, 2017, in Baltimore, MD. Thirty-seven people attended, including minor-attracted persons (MAPs), MAP family members, mental health professionals, students, professors, and advocates. More details about the workshop are available on the workshop
B4U-ACT held its eighth full-day workshop, entitled “Mental Health for Minor-Attracted People: Keeping Wellness First,” on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. Approximately 35 people attended, including minor-attracted persons (MAPs), MAP family members, mental health professionals, graduate students, and professors. B4U-ACT co-founder and board chair Russell Dick began the
On March 10, 2016, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired a documentary titled “I, Pedophile” (by Matthew Campea and Cogent Benger Productions, Inc.) that makes a false and damaging claim about B4U-ACT, which advocates for ethical and compassionate mental health services for minor-attracted people. The documentary, in reference to B4U-ACT, shows
It is with great sadness that B4U-ACT announces the death of Denise Sawyer, member of the Board of Directors, on January 5, 2016, due to complications from her fight against cancer. Denise had served on the board since the organization’s founding in 2003, and in 2011 she became actively involved