Introducing the B4U-ACT Newsletter

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

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2019 Accomplishments

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

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B4U-ACT Now on Twitter

B4U-ACT now has an active Twitter account to inform the public about our work and to contribute our perspectives to important conversations about MAPs and therapy. Be sure to follow us at twitter.com/B4U_ACT.

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Review of Michael Seto’s AASECT Plenary Talk on Pedophilia

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

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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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B4U-ACT Holds Spring 2017 Workshop

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

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B4U-ACT Holds Spring 2016 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

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B4U-ACT Mourns Loss of Board Member Denise Sawyer

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

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B4U-ACT’s 2015 Workshop Attracts Record Attendance

On March 20, 2015, B4U-ACT proudly resurrected its workshop series by hosting its seventh full-day workshop in Baltimore. Despite a three-year conference hiatus, this latest event, entitled “Working with Minor-Attracted People and Their Families: Facing Dilemmas Together,” garnered the highest participant turnout in the organization’s twelve-year history. For the first

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