If we don’t understand how individuals sexually exploit children and groom the protective adults in their world we cannot effectively implement child safeguarding. Professionals who enhance their knowledge of offender behavior can recognize situations where children might be at risk or engage more effectively with perpetrators, victims and their families. When we understand the complexity and subtleties of the problem, we can better implement policies and procedures within our organizations and ensure effective safeguarding for all. Using video interviews with sex offenders this presentation provides insights into the motivations, thoughts and behaviors of child sex offenders.
Illustrate the spiral of sexual abuse
Explore the minimizations justifications and rationalizations used by perpetrators
Highlight the grooming tactics employed by sex offenders