“Heart opening, ” “powerful,” and “courageous” are some of the words attendees have used to describe B4U-ACT’s workshops. Focused on mental health practice related to the needs of minor-attracted people (MAPs), they are held yearly and led cooperatively by MAPs and mental health professionals. Past attendees have consistently found them to be tremendously informative, helpful, and inspiring, and many have kept in touch with the friends they have made there, whether they be seasoned professionals, researchers, educators, new or future practitioners, or minor-attracted people. For an idea of the kinds of information presented and issues discussed, click on the workshop titles below to read their descriptions.

Title Date
Compassionate and Informed Approaches for Supporting Minor-Attracted People April 13, 2019
Symposium: Expanding the Focus of Research on Minor-Attracted People September 22, 2018
Developing Best Practices for Working with Minor-Attracted People April 28, 2017
Mental Health for Minor-Attracted People: Keeping Wellness First April 22, 2016
Working with Minor-Attracted Persons and their Families: Facing Dilemmas Together March 20, 2015
Workshop at NASW-MD Clinical Conference: Dialogue About & With Mental Health Professionals & Minor-Attracted Persons September 28, 2012
Shifting the Treatment Paradigm: Protecting Children and Meeting the Broader Needs of Minor-Attracted Persons March 30, 2012
Symposium: Pedophilia, Minor-Attracted Persons, and the DSM: Issues and Controversies August 17, 2011
Valuing Our Stories: Growing Up as Minor-Attracted Persons November 19, 2010
The Power of Conversation: Together at One Table November 6, 2009
Conceiving Hope: Goals, Assumptions, and Methods in Therapy with Minor-Attracted Persons April 30, 2009
How Do We Talk About It? Developing a Language for Discussing Attraction to Minors November 13, 2008
Beyond Fear and Mistrust: Toward Open Communication between Mental Health Professionals and Minor-Attracted People March 20, 2008