Help Wanted Study
A Prevention Program Advancing the Healthy and Safe Development of Adolescents Attracted to Younger Children
If you are between 18 and 30 years old and were sexually attracted to young, prepubescent children (generally those 12 and under) during your adolescence (your ages 12 to 17), please participate in our anonymous interview and online survey. The purpose of our study is to learn about how an attraction to young children impacts youths’ experiences and relationships during adolescence. Your experiences will help teach us important information about how to best develop and provide resources for adolescents who have an attraction to younger children.
If you agree to join this study you will:
- Complete an anonymous, confidential telephone interview (approximately 60 minutes) about your experiences during adolescence with:
- Peer and family relationships
- Sexual attraction to younger children (e.g., how you successfully managed your attraction)
- Complete an anonymous, confidential, online survey (approximately 15 minutes) about:
- General information about you (e.g., age)
- Sexual development
- Childhood experiences
- Pre and post-survey emotions
It is important to note that we will not be discussing any past, present, or current perpetration of child sexual abuse that would trigger mandatory reporting, which includes both contact or hands-on sexual behavior with children and/or any non-contact sexual behavior with children, which includes engaging in online discussions of a sexual nature or viewing child pornography.
The confidential telephone interview must be completed before completing the online survey, but you can choose not to complete the online survey even if you complete the telephone interview.