Q: What are good resources to use to educate athletes and parents about the grooming behaviors of pedophiles?
A: Competent sport organization administrators understand that the most common type of pedophile encountered in youth sport programs is the “acquaintance pedophile.” Generally, there are three types of pedophiles: “stranger”, “family” and “acquaintance” pedophiles. Stranger pedophiles typically abduct and harm their victims, often fatally. Family pedophiles involve child abuse by a parent or family member. Acquaintance pedophiles are the most difficult to detect because they often occupy positions of respect (i.e., teachers, coaches, priests, etc.) and artfully groom the child over an