“I was in a lot of pain... My big concern was that nobody knew what I did. I didn't want anybody to know I was a pedophile. I thought, "That's the bottom of the totem pole," not realizing that the only way I was NOT going to be a pedophile for life was to get help and to learn to change myself. “ – Neil’s Story, Stop It Now! Minnesota

No more secrets. No more lies.

Many people who have sexually abused children want desperately to stop but don’t know how to, or where to turn for help.If you're in this situation, you may tink that you're unable to control your abusing behaviors, even though you may feel guilty or ashamed and know how much harm you are inflicting on a child.

The advantages of coming forward:

Coming forward, on one’s own – to the police, Child Protective Services, or to a therapist- can put an end to the abuse of a child and to an existence of lies and secrets.

By coming forward, you can…

Read a  true story of finding help and hope

What are the immediate benefits of coming forward for the offending or at-risk adult?

 
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Helpful Organizations
Organization: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Description:

A national professional membership association of specialists in the field of sexual abuser treatment. For a referral contact them by phone or email. No identifying information required

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Organization: Safer Society Foundation

Description:

A national non.profit specializing in sexual abuse prevention and treatment. Referrals to treatment providers can be requested by phone (802.247.3132) or online. No identifying information required

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Helpful Articles
Title:Ten Things You Should Know About Sex Offenders and Treatment
Abstract:Understanding how treatment works and its effectiveness to prevent further abuse.
Authors:
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
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