You can make a difference!
Your professional skills can help improve the lives of minor-attracted people everywhere.
Do you have any of the skills listed below? If so, you can make a valuable contribution to improving the lives of minor-attracted people (MAPs) and the mental health care received by those who seek it. B4U-ACT is a successful, effective organization dedicated to gaining the compassion and respect minor-attracted people deserve from the mental health community and society at large. We achieve this goal with workshops that bring together minor-attracted people, mental health professionals, researchers, and social scientists to facilitate a productive dialog and greater understanding of minor-attracted adults and adolescents. In addition, we speak to university classes and maintain on-going communication with mental health professionals, researchers, and journalists to help promote objective scientific research and the dissemination of accurate information about the attraction to children and/or young adolescents.
Your help in the following areas will make a significant contribution to continuing this important work.
Science: We can use people with backgrounds in the social sciences and good library access to join the science team. Their role is to stay abreast of issues and developments in research on minor-attraction, especially non-forensic, non-clinical research, and compile resources such as bibliographies, fact-sheets, and research agendas.
Editing/Writing: We need people who have the writing and editorial skills to develop and edit material for the B4U-ACT website as well as press releases, op-ed pieces, white papers on MAP and mental health related issues, and articles for a print publication.
Public Relations: We’re seeking an experienced professional who can assist in the communications efforts of the entire organization, including developing and executing strategies for communicating with mental health organizations, MAP groups, media, and other key constituencies through a variety of means, including social media.
Fundraising: We can use people who have the creativity and energy to put into formulating new projects that will bring in funds to assist us in furthering our goals and getting out our message.
Legal: We’re seeking someone with a professional level of knowledge and experience in areas of the law that are relevant to the concerns of non-profit organizations and the situation of minor-attracted people in American society today (e.g., liability, defamation, equal protection, discrimination, and censorship), and can serve as a consultant on these legal matters.
MAP Relations: We can use people who are well-known and respected in a large part of the MAP community, and are able to keep them informed of B4U-ACT’s activities and build their trust and support for our organization.
We are flexible. We understand the need to balance these responsibilities with other commitments, so we do our best to accommodate the time requirements of every volunteer. Even a couple of hours a week of your time can be a tremendous help. We also understand the need for anonymity; our volunteers generally use pseudonyms.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (410) 871-8156, or contact us here and let’s discuss how you can make a difference!