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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) 


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. 

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., "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., 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 14, October 2002 
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. 


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.

[The English of the next essay is still in the phase of correction]:
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?

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.

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"

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