This is a symposium-style session for all attendees focusing on the foundational understanding of non-offending adults attracted to children, featuring:

The Impact of Self-Esteem and Social Support on Suicidality among Adults Attracted to Children – Maggie Ingram

This session explores the impact of self-esteem and perceived social support on suicidal ideation and behavior among adults attracted to children who have not offended against children. Factors associated with adverse mental health outcomes in this vulnerable population have long represented a gap in the literature. This study contributes to a small but growing body of work examining the impact of stigma-related stress on non-offending adults attracted to children.

Perspectives of People with Sexual Thoughts about Children and the Implications for Perpetration-Focused Primary Prevention – John Thorne

This session will discuss the perspectives of people with sexual thoughts about children, why they have not acted on these sexual thoughts, and implications for perpetration-focused primary prevention of child sexual abuse.

Session discussant – Ryan Shields

April 27 @ 13:30
13:30 — 14:30 (1h)

Ignite Conference

John Thorne, Maggie Ingram, Ryan Shields