From Hysteria to Hope – Bringing Reason to the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse 

On Monday, February 5, 2018, Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD, director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and professor in the Department of Mental Health, presented a lecture as part of Dean Ellen MacKenzie's lecture series that recognizes the work of recently promoted faculty.

The lecture took place in Sheldon Hall at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in front of an audience of School and Department colleagues, friends, Center staff, students and Dr. Letourneau's family.

In her lecture, Dr. Letourneau tells the story of a young boy named "Bobby" who experienced abuse and neglect from his parents and then goes on to harm another child. His story is heartbreaking and unfortunately not uncommon. Dr. Letourneau punctuates his story with her research and describes how prevention programs targeted to boys like Bobby and his parents could have helped prevent child sexual abuse. Watch the lecture here.