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What Should Be Done About Pedophiles?

It's hard to know if these people need help. When I worked with the special need and at risk population, I found a couple of these people in the population. I think there are two groups of pedophiles, trauma based and brain damage based. You could also say there is a group of severe pedophiles that have both. I find that the trauma based version is most common. Either way, there is no cure, or known treatment for it. The only type of treatment I've heard of is similar to treatment for a sex addict. There's probably some research showing that PTSD is associated with the trauma types, and perhaps they can be treated in a similar fashion. In my opinion, and this is just opinion, pedophiles will act upon their impulses, despite any form of therapy. As I've found from my experience working with them, they do have guilt for their actions, but lack any emotional insight during the pursuit of their crime. I recommend reinstating the chastity belt.
Looking4clues Looking4clues 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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In the late 1980s, I did a counselor internship with "Parents United" of San Jose, Ca... It was started by a psychologist named Dr.Hank Giarretto, who, with his wife, Anna, also a psychologist, believed that in cases of ******, the entire family could benefit from treatment..and they provided free weekly support groups for ****** victims.....I was a group facilitator for one of these groups which consisted of children aged 7 to 12 who had been molested ....Parents United also treated the adults who had done the molesting, (mostly fathers & step-fathers), and the program was so successful that after nearly 400 adult molesters had completed the 1 year-long program, only one guy "re-molested"....Hank & Anna have since passed on, but Parents United of San Jose can be reached at the Giarretto Institute, 232 E. Gish Road, San Jose, Ca. 95112 (408-453-7616)....There are Parents United Chapters throughout California, which also help ****** victims.<br />
Dr. Giarretto was a pioneer in the treatment of pedophiles who molested their own children.& step-children...The success rate for offenders who went through the Parents United program has never been matched by any other program or treatment facility....I am proud to have been a part of this excellent organization, and to have known Hank and Anna....They helped many, many victims of ******, both children and adults who were molested as children.

For some strange reason, EP has blocked my use of the word.......i_n_c_e_s_t .....

I am so happy to hear about your experience. I know that behind every "sin" there is a human and we are all one whether we like it or not. I hope you are continuing your good work in other areas of your life.

Probaly the only thing that would work part from the death penalty is cutting 'it' off.

I would take death penalty Twice instead !!


Good idea except that some are so sick a chastity device will not help them. They will use other means to hurt children.

pedophiles don't deserve to live.

********* are human and don't deserve to die

I knew an exceptional social worker when I lived in New Zealand who worked with pedophiles with a near 100% success rate. He called it his "agape" love group.

This has been my experience too, L4c. In 30 years of working with children, I met a few of these strange characters -and quite a lot of their victims. Some pedophiles just could not see that they were doing any harm, and went to great lengths to justify themselves; others showed contrition, but then offended again. Not even chemical castration worked.<br />
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Good post.