The consequences of sexual assaults are serious! The prevention of child sexual abuse is one of the great challenges of our society. Thanks to the project “Kein Täter werden” there was an essential improvement of offered pre-emptive therapies for people with sexual interest in children in Germany. By now there are a lot of treatment programs, which differ in target group, basic conditions and financial resources.
In July 2011, the therapy project for the prevention of sexual abuse (PsM) in Göttingen was founded. On the one hand, it is for those who are afraid of committing to sexual assault again or for the first time and, on the other hand, to consumers of child or teen pornography. Requirements for the participation are voluntariness, motivation for change and no judicial obligation, especially no obligation to report. The specific requirements of an ambulant treatment such as voluntariness and ensuring professional discretion are put in focus in everyday life.
In context of a leading nationwide symposium on these ambulant prevention programs, we discussed experiences and debated perspectives and picked up financial, structural, diagnostic and therapeutic challenges as well as particular difficulties of a scientific evaluation.
Prof. Dr. J. Müller Prof. Dr. J. Wiltfang