MASOC's mission is to ensure that children and adolescents with problematic or abusive sexual behaviors live healthy, safe, and productive lives. We strive to prevent sexually abusive behaviors in these youth by training professionals and educating the community about developmentally appropriate interventions, evidence-based treatment, and effective public policies.
It is MASOC's belief that only through specialized intervention can we protect the community, prevent future incidents of abuse, and offer these children and youth the best opportunity to live abuse-free lives. We invest our resources in education and training because specialized assessments and treatment must be administered by professionals trained in working with this population.
Since its founding in 1986, MASOC has provided education and training services to professionals; education to legislators on emerging issues; and coordinates its efforts with both the criminal justice and survivor communities.
MASOC invites all professionals who work with sexually abusive children and adolescents to join with us in our efforts.