Protecting Your Children: Advice from Child Molesters

Using film clips of interviews with various types of sex offenders, participants will understand the techniques perpetrators use to target, seduce and exploit children.  Topics addressed include descriptions of “grooming” tactics such as how offenders: 1) target certain children, families and youth serving agencies: 2) seduce child victims and adult caretakers; and, 3) inhibit disclosure, detection and reporting.  This workshop will challenge common misconceptions about children’s ability to protect themselves, and promote the idea that all adults must be informed and take an active role in promoting child safety.  Participants will learn effective prevention strategies for use in a variety of settings.