You don’t need to wait until you’re sure that abuse has occurred to step in.Many people who sexually abuse children want to stop, but feel there is nowhere to turn for help.Treatment and Recovery Most often adults who struggle with sexual thoughts and impulses related to children require professional help.Specialized treatment focuses on learning strategies for stopping abusive behavior, being accountable and taking responsibility for harm done.Second, knowledge about causes can help sex offender management professionals manage and mitigate risk more effectively.(For more, see Chapter 6, "Sex Offender Risk Assessment," and see Chapter 8.
We can help you find the right words for a helpful conversation.
Staying silent, because you don’t have proof, may leave a child exposed to danger.
Finding allies – other trusted adults or professionals – can help you figure out what is needed to address the situation and prevent harm.
First, the development of effective prevention strategies is contingent on having credible knowledge about the underlying causes of sexual offending and victimization.
Without credible etiological knowledge, prevention efforts are likely to be haphazard and inefficient.