MAPs Wanted for Study on Help Wanted program

B4U-ACT is supporting a new study conducted by researchers at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study aims to evaluate the “Help Wanted” program, an online program which aims to provide support to people who are sexually attracted to children.

Participants in the study will be eligible for up to $120 USD in gift cards as compensation for completing all components of the study.

To be eligible for the study, prospective participants must:

  • Identify as men 
  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Have a sexual attraction to prepubescent or early pubescent children (i.e., ages 0-14 years old)
  • Have had no contact offense with a child
  • Have not accessed Help Wanted in the past.

All research participants will be asked to: 

  1. Provide a non-identifying email address so that we can send them study information and payment for their participation.
  2. Complete an online survey before reviewing the Help Wanted Program, immediately after reviewing the program, and three months after reviewing the program (about 30 minutes each).
    – (Survey questions will ask about participants’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, including questions about overall wellbeing and sexual attraction to children.)
  3. Review and share feedback on the Help Wanted Program online. Participants will have one month to review and share feedback on the program, which includes five sessions (each 5 to 10 minutes).
    – There is one feedback survey for each session (5 brief surveys, about 5 to 10 minutes each).

In addition, participants randomly selected to the control group will be asked to:

  1. Complete one additional online survey than the program group.

Interested potential participants can follow the link below for more information from the researchers:

The following information sheet was also provided by the researchers. Click anywhere in the document to open as a pdf: