Specialized ProfessionWe are three experts on individuals who cause sexual harm and the prevention of sexual abuse; ask us anything about sexual abuse and sexual violence.
Dec 13th 2017 by MaiaATSA • 5 Questions • 52 Points
EDIT: Thank you everyone for the great questions! We will stop now at 5:00 PM Eastern. Please visit www.atsa.com & www.nsvrc.org for more information regarding sexual abuse perpetration and prevention. Check out our twitter accounts to follow us for updates:
@MakeSocietySafe Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
@NSVRC National Sexual Violence Resource Center
@MCSeto Michael Seto
Recently, we have witnessed unprecedented media coverage and public attention regarding sexual abuse. As high-profile accounts of abuse and harassment have been highly publicized, it can feel overwhelming and confusing and raise questions regarding what we can do to prevent the perpetration of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse affects everyone in our society and the three of us are here today to answer questions you may have regarding those who cause sexual harm, survivors of sexual abuse, sexual abuse prevention, sex offender treatment and/or management and resources for survivors of sexual abuse. Ask us anything about sexual abuse.
Maia Christopher, /u/MaiaATSA is the Executive Director of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Focusing on preventing sexual abuse through understanding and interrupting the behaviors of people at risk of offending ATSA specializes in disseminating research, defining and supporting effective treatment practices and promoting evidence based policies.
Karen Baker, LMSW, /u/KarenNSVRC has been the Director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) for the past 17 years. She is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and Co-Chair of the ATSA Prevention Committee. Ask me anything about sexual violence, needs of survivors, victim advocacy, the role of bystanders, prevention strategies and resources related to sexual violence. Follow NSVRC on Twitter @NSVRC.
Michael Seto, /u/MCSeto is a clinical & forensic psychologist & researcher who has focused on the areas of pedophilia, paraphilias, sexual offending against children, and online offending. He has presented and published extensively on these topics and has written well reviewed solo books on pedophilia & sexual offending against children (2008) and online sexual offending (2013). Follow him on Twitter, @MCSeto.
Proof: https://imgur.com/a/tYoiq EDIT: More Proof: https://twitter.com/MCSeto/status/941020600839090187 https://twitter.com/MakeSocietySafe/status/941021881326501890 https://twitter.com/NSVRC/status/941020925415260160