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Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Help Wanted Study

Help Wanted” Study Coming Soon 

Addressing the Needs of Family, Friends and Professionals of Young People Living with an Attraction to Younger Children

If you are at least 18 years old and have provided assistance to an adolescent or young adult who is sexually attracted to prepubescent children (generally those 12 and under), we ask you to consider participating in an anonymous interview. The information you provide will help us develop and provide resources for others supporting individuals who have an attraction to younger children. This research initiative, titled “Help Wanted Prevention Intervention: Addressing the Needs of Family, Friends and Professionals” is led by Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau at Johns Hopkins University.

If you decide to enroll in this study, you will be asked to complete a brief interview about your experiences with:

  1. Your friend, family member or client’s disclosure
  2. Resources you found helpful in supporting the person who disclosed their attraction to you
  3. Resources needed to better support you as a family member, friend or professional of a person who is sexually attracted to young children

It is important to note that in this study we are only interested in hearing about your experiences and recommendations. We will not be discussing any past, present, or current perpetration of child sexual abuse that would trigger mandatory reporting.

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