Professional News

Seeking Stories of Professionals Experiencing Unfair Treatment Due to Their Work with MAPs

B4U-ACT is collecting stories of scholars and helping professionals who have been censured for, or otherwise discouraged from, acting or speaking in defense of the humanity, dignity, or civil/human rights of minor-attracted persons (MAPs). If you have had a relevant experience or have felt that the current academic/professional environment has…...

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A Therapist’s Perspective – Dr. James Cates

The B4U-ACT referral service relies on counselors who have been vetted and approved to offer services to MAPs requesting help. But what skills are needed to become a mental health provider ......

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Where Stigma Meets Isolation – Mental Health Support for MAPs during COVID-19

For context on how MAPs have been impacted during COVID-19, we reached out both to therapists in our referral program and to minor-attracted people in various online communities....

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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 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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