Facts, Tips and Resources to help you help others.

Information on Sex Offenders

  • Offenders do not fit any stereotype
  • They look like you and me
  • They are our neighbors, relatives and friends and other whom trust to take of our children.

But you can learn to recognize the signs someone may abuse a child from Stop It Now

Someone you care about may be acting in ways that worry or confuse you. The behaviors below may indicate a possible risk of sexual abuse to a child, but may also be a way for this adult to ask for help.

Many people with sexual behavior problemsi believe that others already suspect and often wish someone would ask what's going on or advise them where to call to get help. Remember, you can start a conversation by pointing out harmful impacts on a child without accusing someone of abusive intentions.

Learn more about the Signs That an Adult May Be At-Risk to Harm a Child.

Other Resources:

The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program - Sex Offender Dynamics

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers - 10 Things You Should Know About Sex Offenders and Treatment

Campaign for Youth Justice - Fact Sheet: Youth Sex Offenders