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Survivors

You are not alone. Welcome to the MaleSurvivor community, which provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Professionals

Network with other professionals facing the unique challenges of working with male survivors while also learning from men who are themselves healing from sexual victimization.

Weekends of Recovery

Discover a personal sense of community on MaleSurvivor's Weekends of Recovery as you connect in safety to other men on personal healing journeys.

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Featured Documentaries

Boys and Men Healing
by Kathy Barbini & Simon Weinberg
A Big Voice Pictures Production, 2010

Boys and Men Healing premiered at the MaleSurvivor 12th International Conference in New York City on March 19, 2010. It was our privilege to also welcome to the conference the three courageous men who were featured in the film, Mark Crawford and David Lisak, both of whom are members of MaleSurvivor, as well as Tony Rogers and film producer Kathy Barbini.

Boys and Men Healing is an excellent education and training resource that is now being distributed throughout the United States, as well as worldwide.

 

Back on Track - Men talking about Childhood Sexual Assault

Back on Track Men talking about Childhood Sexual Assault
by SECASA (South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault)

Back on Track is a unique uplifting short film about the healing journeys of men who have experienced childhood sexual assault. To view a trailer of this documentary, please click on the above graphic.

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10 Daily Affirmations for Male Survivors

Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC, Co-Chairperson, MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery

  1. Recovery is absolutely possible and achievable for me.
  2. I will practice being disloyal to dysfunction and loyal to functionality.
  3. I give myself permission to connect to loving, affirmative, strong, sensitive, accepting men and women in my community.
  4. I release and forgive myself for any responsibility I have accepted in the past for my abuse.
  5. The abuser (s) from the past chose to hurt me; I will stop repeating the lie that it just happened to me.
  6. Offering myself daily compassion is necessary for my healing and growth.
  7. I commit to connecting to the boy inside me today so we can play, laugh and experience joy together, even if just for a minute or two.
  8. I believe deep inside me I possess the ability to face the truth of my abuse and to learn to use new tools for healing.
  9. I have the right and the ability to speak the truth of my abuse and deserve to be heard, understood, believed and supported.
  10. Feeling is healing; as I heal, I develop the ability to experience a wider range of emotions to enhance my health and connections to others.

To learn more about Dr. Howard Fradkin, click here


North County Community College
9th Annual Take Back the Night and Dare to Dream Event
April 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Breaking the Silence: Healing the Shame of Male Survivors of Sexual Victimization

DATE: Friday, April 24, 2015
Location: Silver Bay YMCA
Time: 9am to 4:30pm

A full day training for clinicians, social workers, advocates, and staff who want more information on working with male survivors of sexual abuse.

Overall Goals for this Workshop:

1. To increase understanding of the incidence of male sexual victimization and the emotional/psychological sequelae of abuse

2. To identify the myths that create misunderstanding and blocks to seeking help

3. To increase understanding of the role of the psychotherapist in facilitating healing for male survivors of sexual victimization

4. To increase effectiveness in providing psychotherapy to male survivors

5. To understand from a survivor's perspective what are the most helpful aspects of providing hope, healing and support and therapeutic help to clients

6. To identify what each of us can do to help prevent future victimization of boys and men

Presenters:

Howard Fradkin Phd,LICDC-CS has counseled over 1500 male survivors as a Psychologist and as Co-Chairperson of the MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery, and trained over 2,500 colleagues on male sexual victimization. Dr. Fradkin's first book, Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive, was published by Hay House in November, 2012.

Sharon Imperato, LMHC: has been working in the field of sexual trauma for over ten years, is Rape Crisis Trained and is currently the Manager of Clinical Services at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC). Sharon has extensive experience in working with survivors of sexual victimization by providing individual, couples and group counseling. She has experience in working extensively with male survivors and their loved ones. She co-facilitates a male survivors' group in Boston and is a member of the MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery Facilitator team. Sharon is also an experienced trainer who facilitates training and conference presentations/workshops on various aspects of sexual trauma, including impacts and treatment of male survivors of sexual violence.

To register click here.

REGISTRATION IS ONLY OPEN UNTIL APRIL 10TH, 2015
SO DON'T DELAY!!!

April 17 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - The 2015 Child Protection Program Symposium - William Mitchell Auditorium

Looking Back and Moving Forward: A Critical Look at Sexual Abuse and Institutional Failure | Sponsored by the William Mitchell Child Protection Program and Jeff Anderson ‘75
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April 17 - 6:00 pm - Dare to Dream - Lyndon State College - Rita Bole Community Room - Lyndonville, VT 05851
April 24 - Boston, MA - Christopher Anderson; Victim's Rights Conference
April 24 - 26 - Silver Bay YMCA - Silver Bay 2015 Weekend
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Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Blue Ridge Assembly 2015 Weekend
Blue Ridge Assembly
May 15 - 17, 2015

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Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Guest House Retreat and Conference Center 2015 Weekend
Chester, Connecticut
July 17 - 19, 2015

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Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Alta Lodge Level 1 Weekend
Alta, UT
September 18 - 20, 2015

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