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(1) Profession

Gieles, Frans,  Warmth and intimacy, how about them? Published and reprinted since 1983 in Dutch magazine and book.

Child care workers wish to give the children a warm relationship and a climate of intimacy. But how is that possible? In their work in the daily life situation there are so many conflict situations. How can they handle conflicts and create a warm relationship and a good climate with the same children? These questions are answered from an action research project in which journals of child care workers are written, analyzed and discussed with the workers. The gap between workers and children can be bridged, and warmth and intimacy are possible if..

Gieles, Frans, Care as a key task, published in Dutch magazine and book, 1983, 1987

The key task of child care workers is helping the residents to live. The most important and essential resource in this profession is: sharing everyday life with them. And within daily life the housekeeping task is a very essential part, the most fruitful meeting place for the residents and their child care worker - the specialist in the ordinary. This thesis is elaborated and illuminated in the article, which also contains part of the results of an action research project.

Gieles, F., How to act in everyday life conflicts In a residential living group; In: R. Soisson, Aktuelle Probleme Jugendlichen in der Heimerziehung in Europa, Texte zum internationalen Kongress, juni 1985, Luxemburg, FICE, Zürich, 1986

Gieles, Frans E.J., Conflict and Contact, An investigation into various possibilities for action open to child care workers when managing collisions and conflicts. in daily fife. 
Dissertation by Frans E.J. Gieles. University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1992.


The validity of statements in the discourse (Habermas) 


Frans Gieles & Jeanette Visser, Methodiek ontwikkelen voor praktijk en opleiding, Verslag van het project Fondsforming Leefsituatiewerk. 
[Developing methodology for practice and education; report of the project 'forming a fund of knowledge' for residential care work] - Raad voor het Hoger Beroepsonderwijs Postbus 123, NL 2501 CC 's-Gravenhage, The Netherlands 1988

Survey of an investigation of action research, in which residential care workers, instructors in the field of residential care and researchers have developed a methodology for said word, and for the vocational training for same. The process of developing a methodology is described and amplified by part of the results. The method applied and recommended here has proved useful for this process, and also for team counseling and vocational training. What it amounts to is that the "story" of one's functioning in practice is systematically told, analyzed and critically discussed in a cyclic process by which a methodology is developed.

(1) Profession & (3) Loving Children

Gieles, Frans E. J., A Carefully Reconnoitering of the Limits Between Wanted and Unwanted Intimacy; Summary of a lecture for the Flemish Association of Orthopedagogues,
Gent, Belgium, 24 November 1995; Published in: tOKK, (Journal for Orthopedagogy, Child Psychiatry and Clinical Child Psychology), 22-3, September 1997

Nowadays, much behavior is labeled as "sexual", but it is debatable if that behavior is felt or meant as sexual. Thus, I say: Do not sexualize what is not felt or meant as such. Especially sexologists do this. They observe and count behavior of children by gender and age, and they give percentages to know if certain sexual behavior is normal or not. [...]
In modern society acts are frequently labeled as sexual as they are not felt or meant as such. The rare groups that plea for more sexual freedom for youth do this. Also they who combat that idea of more freedom with ardor do this. Sexologists do it and it is bon ton among professional helpers. Public opinion also trends to separate youth and sex. The effect is that granddads and grannies, parents and teachers, as well as childcare workers for surety create great standoffishness. 

(3) Loving children

Some of the next files are on my other web site:
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Gieles, F.E.J., Go Dutch - A Practice Sample; Youth and Sexuality in the Netherlands; Paper presented at the 19th World Congress for Sexual Health, World Association of Sexology, Göteborg, Sweden, June 2009

The Dutch are very open about sex. Sexual education starts at the age of toddlers. Contacts with the mothers are open and intimate, those with the fathers are friendly. Children have much privacy. Contraceptives are easily to obtain. [...]
Most of the Dutch youth have good sexual ethics and act along those lines. [...]The Netherlands has very low rates of abortion, young unmarried mothers and venereal disease. Dutch children are among the happiest children of the western world, in sharp contrast to those in the UK and the USA. 

Gieles, F.E.J., The tail end of a long dachshund - A long-standing ethics discussion - February 2012

In May 2011, the Martijn Association decided to set up an Ethics Commission. Ethics is concerned with the question of what is good and what is bad; with values, norms and guidelines. [...]
In this article,  I aim to place these guidelines in a broader context, namely that of the debate which has taken place in the Netherlands – and far beyond its borders – since the 1990s. The commission does not come up with any revolutionary, new advice, but follows up on a long-standing discussion, like the tail end of a long dachshund. 
It shows that, as long as people with paedophilic feelings are allowed to enter into serious discussion, far from ending up in ‘raunchy suggestions’ the end result is an actual ethical code – and a fairly strict one at that.

Gieles, F.E.J., Introduction to a panel discussion on pedophilia at Alcmaeon, the Utrecht (NL) Faculty Association for the Social Sciences, 1997 

Gieles, F.E.J., Lecture about ‘pedophilia’; University of Nijmegen, November 10, 2005, and of Tilburg, November 14, 2005 (Dutch); Amsterdam, School for International Training, (English) March 28, 2006 

Gieles, F.E.J., Fear of Relapse 
Alternatives for aggression and scapegoating
Short lecture at Movies that Matter, Amsterdam, March 21, 2012; 

What moved the inhabitants? Fear of relapse of the man Karl.
Is this fear realistic?
Are there figures about relapse? Yes.
These figures represent cases of child sexual abuse, of which every case is one too much, so they are a cause for concern, but not a cause to panic - at least not a cause to attack people, to ban people from the community and by doing so increasing their feelings of anxiety and stress, thus increasing the chance of relapse. The same figures are a cause to find other ways of acting. 

Gieles, F.E.J., There must be a scapegoat; Pitfalls, traps and mistakes in forensic personality investigation; 2006 

This report is based on general knowledge of the forensic field, but more specifically on the study of 25 reports made by experts for the court, in moral law cases concerning alleged abuse of minors or pictures of minors. 
In 25 reports - so many not seen pitfalls, traps, problems and mistakes. This may ask for more study and thinking on a fundamental level, the level of the grounding models and visions, thus on a philosophical level. 

Short version - presented in Prague in June 2006 at the Congress of the European Federation of Sexologists. 


Gieles, F.E.J., 'But sir, you are an offender!' - - - Narrative coercion as method of behavior modification 

This is a short explorative study concerning the methodology of the sex offender treatment (SOT), presently frequently used as routine in the Netherlands and abroad. 
The basis is a short exploration of the literature and the experiences of fifteen clients from several countries. 
The public and the courts don't know better than that there is a treatment by experts, but they don't know what happens within the clinics. Let's have a look within those walls, as far as literature and clients have given us information. Let us look critically.

Short version - presented in Prague in June 2006 at the Congress of the European Federation of Sexologists. 


Gieles, F.E.J., ‘Research has shown…’ On ideology and science, KOINOS Magazine # 60, 2008 # 4. 
Relatively little research has been carried out into the ways in which intergenerational contacts are experienced. That which we ‘know’ about (sexual) relations between young persons and older persons mainly consists of interpretations of studies carried out among ‘abuse victims’. Those who get different finding – simply by asking questions and listening to people – are seen as having been taken in by the ‘cognitive mistakes’ paedophiles make. All this does not amount to critiques of scientific method, but to ideology.

Gieles, F.E.J., Research, models and ideology - How to combat false ideology? KOINOS Magazine # 62, 2009 # 2. 
In Koinos 60 we described some findings from research of intergenerational intimacy. We mentioned research that was not prejudiced, or at least tried to examine experiences in an open manner. In many other cases however, morality interferes with science. Certain facts or ideas are not allowed to exist, not allowed to be true, so they cannot be true. How to combat false ideology wrapped up as ‘science’?

Gieles, F.E.J., "I didn't know how to deal with it", Young people speak out about their sexual contacts with adults, translated from the Dutch NVSH Lwg JORis Newsletter, april 1998.

Gieles, F.E.J., Mister President... The USA is shocked by the research of Rind, Bauserman & Tromovich, In: Ipce Newsletter nr. E6, July 1999

Gieles, F.E.J., Science and Morality, or The Rind et al. Controversy, The counter arguments replied, In: Ipce Newsletter E 7, December 1999

Gieles, F.E.J., Explanation of the statistics used in the Meta-analysis, In: Ipce Newsletter E7, December 1999

Gieles, F.E.J., Forget the four percent - Remember the one percent - August 2017
Now and then, I have said that the research of Rind c.s. should prove that a sexual experience during childhood in only four percent should result in lasting harm, and only for girls and only for cases of incest and force. This is not correct.

I discovered this in a shock after someone said that this was only one percent. In my text to correct this into 4%, I wanted to place a link to this cipher in Rind’s meta-analysis. This 4% cannot be found there!
The 1% can be found in Rind’s meta=analysis, but this cipher has another meaning.
... Explanation ... Snakes in the grass ... Contemplation ...

Gieles, F.E.J., About recidivism, a meta-analysis reviewed.
Review of Predicting Relapse: A meta-Analysis of Sexual Offender Recidivism Studies, by R. Karl Hanson and Monique T. Bussière, Department of the Solicitor General of Canada. In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Edited by the American Psychological Association, 1998, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp 348-362

Gieles, F. The struggles about the free will, facts and morality, The debate about the publications of Rind, Bauserman & Tromovitch goes on – a bird’s eye view, 1997 - 2002, In: Ipce Newsletter E 13, June 2002

In this article, I have tried to give an overview of the debate on the Rind et al. publication in 1998 and earlier. It appeared that the debate was hot and that it had several phases. People began to attack without even reading the meta-analysis, and even politicians mixed the discourse about facts and the discourse about morals.  Gradually, the meta-analysis was seriously studied and the debate concentrated on the science and the facts. The science is still in debate, but some facts are acknowledged, and the author and their publications are taken as serious.

Gieles, Frans, Ethics and human rights in intergenerational relationships ; ‘First, do no harm’ ; In: Ipce Newsletter E 17, June 2004 

Since the mid-1990s, Ipce members have held discussions about ethics. I have listened to the members. In this article, I will summarize the salient points of several opinions I have heard.

Gieles, Frans E. J., Is pedophilia a mental disorder? Discussion in Archives of Sexual Behavior. Report; in: Ipce Newsletter E15, March 2003

The December 2002 issue is a special about pedophilia.
Richard Green argues for the removal of pedophilia from the DSM, the famous handbook that defines psychiatric illnesses, among which is pedophilia, albeit under certain conditions.
Gunter Schmidt says that not all pedophiles are per se unscrupulous molesters; instead pedophiles have a problem of conscience, a moral dilemma, and they deserve respect rather than condemnation.
There follow peer comments from 21 authors give peer comments, after which Green and Schmidt reply. [...]
In this Newsletter, I give the following report.

Gieles, F.E.J., Helping people with pedophilic feelings, lecture at the World Congress of Sexology, Paris, 28 June 2001 and the congress of the Nordic Association of Clinical Sexology, Visby, Sweden, September 2001 en to published in European Journal of Medical Sexologie: Sexologies. 
A web site with

Lecture in English, le Fançais, im Deutsch y en Español

Background article (English, Deutsch)

References (English, Français & Deutsch)

Summary and curriculum vitae. 


Frans Gieles, 'Harmful to Minors' -  The perils of protecting children from sex -  Lecture about the book of Judith Levine, Harmful for Minors, The perils of protecting children from sex, 2001, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis / London  
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1 November 2002 Study conference 'Aljen Klamer group', Paul' s Church, "Abuse by definition? Image and reality"


(4) Being a person in society

Gieles, Frans E. J., Three personal essays

Narcissism, A standard diagnosis investigated (2002)
'Narcissism' is a standard diagnosis for people with pedophilic emotions. 
Regularly the newspapers tell us this.
However: who, reader, judge, the people concerned, knows what exactly this means?
Reasons enough to investigate this question.
This is not an academic lecture about narcissism, but a personal essay. 

Oedipal Rumble (2002)
Many a book about developmental psychology discusses the 'Oedipus complex'.
The story became another one when I read in a diagnostic report about myself that an Oedipus complex should exist in my own soul - even a 'negative Oedipus complex'.
For a while, I was perplexed.
I have changed that statement into a question and I started to investigate it.

What has got into those people? 

My soul houses many feelings, among which also pedophilic ones:
children attract me and now and then also an erotic feeling creeps up.
What is their source?
Why is this a problem nowadays?
How might one live with them?
How might society live with this fact?

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