This presentation aims to dispel some of the common myths that surround the behavior of those who sexually abuse children. It uses a conceptual model to describe how perpetrators develop and maintain their deviant sexual arousal to children despite the risk and consequences. The presentation will utilize videos of perpetrators speaking candidly about their behavior to highlight points of learning and offer essential information to help professionals keep children safe.
Dispel common myths regarding adult perpetrators of child sexual abuse.
Better understand the development and maintenance of perpetrator behavior.
Awareness of how this knowledge can impact working practices and decision-making.