Carla van Dam, Ph.D.
Carla van Dam is a clinical and forensic psychologist who works in primary prevention strategies to help end child sexual abuse. Her focus has been on developing a balanced approach to protecting communities by better understanding those who sexually molest children. In addition to extensive forensic work and evaluations on known child molesters, she has trained professionals, worked with the legal system and helped community groups. Her publications include journal articles, a first aid manual for helping those who have been molested and the books Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders (Routledge paperback, 2001) and The Socially Skilled Child Molester: Differentiating the Guilty From the Falsely Accused (Routledge, 2006).