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Facilitating help-seeking behavior in users of the Stop it Now! helpline

Author(s) / Creator(s)

De Boeck, Minne

Abstract / Description

Stop it Now! aims to prevent child sexual abuse by offering free, anonymous support to everyone who is concerned about their own sexual feelings, thoughts or behavior towards minors, and by offering support to those individuals who are concerned about the feelings or behavior of others. Stop it Now! aims to provide preventive services at the primary, secondary and tertiary level. The dual-process prototype/willingness model (PWM; Gerrard, Gibbons, Houlihan, Stock, & Pomery, 2008) describes two information-processing pathways to health-risk behavior and the decision to seek help: a reasoned pathway largely determined by intention, and a social reaction pathway largely determined by the general willingness to engage in certain behaviour (Myklestad & Rise, 2007; Walrave et al., 2005; Hammer & Vogel, 2013). To our knowledge, this decision-making model has not been applied to help-seeking behavior in MAPs and (potential) offenders yet. In the current presentation, we will discuss how the PWM may improve our understanding of help-seeking behavior in Stop it Now! users, and hence, may improve the preventive services that the helpline offers. Case studies and preventive initiatives will be described to illustrate how this model and the aforementioned empirical results (cfr. presentation 1) translate into clinical practice.

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Date of first publication

2021-08-13

Publisher

PsychArchives

Citation

De Boeck, M. (2021, August 13). Facilitating help-seeking behavior in users of the Stop it Now! helpline. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.5050
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    De Boeck, Minne
  • Accession date
    2021-08-13T11:25:13Z
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    2021-08-13T11:25:13Z
  • Date of first publication
    2021-08-13
  • Abstract / Description
    Stop it Now! aims to prevent child sexual abuse by offering free, anonymous support to everyone who is concerned about their own sexual feelings, thoughts or behavior towards minors, and by offering support to those individuals who are concerned about the feelings or behavior of others. Stop it Now! aims to provide preventive services at the primary, secondary and tertiary level. The dual-process prototype/willingness model (PWM; Gerrard, Gibbons, Houlihan, Stock, & Pomery, 2008) describes two information-processing pathways to health-risk behavior and the decision to seek help: a reasoned pathway largely determined by intention, and a social reaction pathway largely determined by the general willingness to engage in certain behaviour (Myklestad & Rise, 2007; Walrave et al., 2005; Hammer & Vogel, 2013). To our knowledge, this decision-making model has not been applied to help-seeking behavior in MAPs and (potential) offenders yet. In the current presentation, we will discuss how the PWM may improve our understanding of help-seeking behavior in Stop it Now! users, and hence, may improve the preventive services that the helpline offers. Case studies and preventive initiatives will be described to illustrate how this model and the aforementioned empirical results (cfr. presentation 1) translate into clinical practice.
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  • Citation
    De Boeck, M. (2021, August 13). Facilitating help-seeking behavior in users of the Stop it Now! helpline. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.5050
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  • Persistent Identifier
    https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4475
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5050
  • Language of content
    eng
  • Publisher
    PsychArchives
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  • Is part of
    IATSO Conference 2021, Frankfurt, Germany
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  • Is related to
    https://www.psycharchives.org/handle/20.500.12034/4473
  • Is related to
    https://www.psycharchives.org/handle/20.500.12034/4474
  • Dewey Decimal Classification number(s)
    150
  • Title
    Facilitating help-seeking behavior in users of the Stop it Now! helpline
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  • DRO type
    sound
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