TREATING PAEDOPHILES: AN EXTENDED INTERVIEW
Extended interview by Kirk Docker with Rev Dr Peter Powell, minister and psychologist, including questions:
1. What do you do?
2. How do you find the men you work with?
3. What is the definition of a paedophile?
4. Are all child sex offenders paedophiles?
5. How do you know the men you work with haven’t offended?
6. How do you become a paedophile?
7. Why would one paedophile offend and others not?
8. What are the chances that a paedophile will re-offend?
9. Does treatment work?
10. How should society treat paedophiles?
11. What is out there for paedophiles who want help?
12. How does the media and community response influence the issue?
13. Do you think the media’s sexualisation of, in particular, teenage girls, contribute to men being aroused?
14. Are there women offenders?
15. Why and how do you do what you do?
CONTACTS FOR VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE:
If you or a member of your family has experienced child sexual abuse you can seek help and advice from the following services:
A free counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Freecall: 1800 55 1800
Anyone can call Lifeline. The phone counselling service is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counsellors. They also provide information about other support services that are available in communities around Australia.
A child protection charity working in Australia, Asia and the Pacific to prevent child abuse. Freecall: 1800 99 10 99 .
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICE
Aims to alleviate child abuse by providing support to parents, carers, kids, families, etc. CAPS runs a free, telephone helpline offering support, information, referral and crisis intervention.
Call 24 hours: 1800 688 009 .
ADULTS SURVIVING CHILD ABUSE
A national organisation which works to improve the lives of adult survivors of child abuse throughout Australia.
Phone 1300 657 650
NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION CLEARINGHOUSE
A comprehensive government list of help lines available for families and children
Bravehearts protect children against sexual assaults.
Freecall: 1800 114 474
CONTACTS FOR PEOPLE AT RISK OF OFFENDING
You can find assistance and counsellors by contacting:
NSW CHILD SEX OFFENDER COUNSELLOR ACCREDITATION SCHEME
The NSW Child Sex Offender Counsellors Accreditation Scheme is a public register of counsellors with the necessary knowledge and skill to work with people who sexually offend against children.
Telephone: (02) 9286 7276
9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri)
PASTORAL COUNSELLING INSTITUTE
A Christian organisation that integrates pastoral care with counselling.
Phone: 02 9683 3664
Croga.org are not an Australian organisation but provide anonymous self-help resources for people who are worried about downloading and using child pornography from the internet. They are a collaborative group of University and NGO’s from Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Search for a psychologist in your area. Access over 2,300 psychologists Australia wide, who are in private practice.
Freecall: 1800 333 497
STOP IT NOW
Stop It Now! is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to prevent the perpetration of child sexual abuse through a public health approach which emphasises adult and community responsibility.
Phone: 07 4153 4299
by Kirk Docker November 17, 2009 at 11:11am