This workshop will present the clinical and behavioral definitions of ephebophiles and hebephiles and review typical modes of operation. The presenter will focus on the intersection of sexual awakening in adolescents and teens and the concomitant vulnerability to this type of exploitation. The role of accurate information around human sexuality as a protective factor for adolescents and teens will be stressed and resources will be offered to facilitate this.
Participants will be able to identify the differences in characteristics and modes of operation between pedophiles, ephebophiles and hebephiles
Participants will gain insight into how specific aspects of adolescent psychosocial and psychosexual development render them particularly vulnerable to this type of victimization
Participants will be able to integrate the concept of 'sexual climate or an organization' into their work in prevention and investigation of sexual abuse