Over the past five years ASAP has hosted four workshops to help mental health professionals learn better ways to respond to minor attracted persons (MAPs), with a mix of up to ten from each group. The professionals who attended were often already aware of the basic facts that not all offenders are pedophiles and not all pedophiles are offenders. They admired the courage of the MAPs who chose to identify themselves, often coming out for the first time. Although it was not intended to be therapy, many MAPs said it was therapeutic to meet others like themselves.
Direct Interaction with MAPs
ASAP workshops are a chance for professionals to get one-on-one time with non-offending - virtuous - pedophiles/MAPs outside the clinical setting. This promotes a greater level of connection and thus understanding all in order to help learn to best serve our clients.
Access to vital information
First hand real life experience
Role Play Exercises
Training and Qualification
Workshops include scheduled presentations and
No new workshops planned at this time and for 2020. In the process of organizing two for 2021 dates and locations TBA.