|Understanding and Preventing Adolescent Pedophilia TEDMED Talk|
Please watch Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau deliver a powerful
message about youth who commit sexual abuse in the TEDMED talk (link below).
Many of you working in this area already know Elizabeth to be a passionate and
dedicated pioneer in the prevention of child sexual abuse, and in this video
you see her educate, narrate, and advocate in a way that can make all of us
proud to do this work. Elizabeth provides clear explanations of basic research
on youth who have sexually offended. She delivers compelling arguments against
problematic policy, while providing a new way of understanding child sexual
abuse through a public health lens. Finally, she shares her own learning and
subsequent work with non-offending youth to make the case for prevention, not
punishment, as our response to this issue.