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Welcome to my website! I hope you will find inspiration, hope and healing here! I have devoted my career and my life to helping others, and I hope in the words, articles, interviews and links provided here, you will find help for yourself too. What I know to be true is that healing from sexual victimization, no matter what age it started or ended, is absolutely possible and achievable!

The pictures on these pages represent some of my favorite views from the beautiful places where we have hosted MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery.  I hope to meet some of you at a future Weekend!

Huffington Post Live Segment on Male Sexual Victimization and Coercion

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/almost-half-of-young-men-say-theyve-been-sexually-coerced/5343538578c90a60e70003bb

Thanks to Huffington Post and host Ricky Camilleri for another important dialog about male sexual victimization.  Special thanks to colleague and friend Michael Skinner and advocate/coach Cory George, and Dr. Bryana French for her important research on sexual coercion among young men.

March 18th 1:30-2 pm Huffington Post Live

When: View in Calendar » April 16, 2014 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

I am to be featured as an expert on a Huffington Post Live Show about sexual coercion among diverse males.  See the study at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/274574.php

Shocking results show that 43% of high school boys and young college men reported they had an unwanted sexual experience and of those, 95% said a female acquaintance was the aggressor.  The study was published in the APA Journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

I’ll post the link as soon as I have it.  Thanks for listening in!

 

Dare to Dream, Mason, OH April 24, 2014 7-9:30 pm

When: View in Calendar » April 14, 2014 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

I’ll be speaking April 24th at the Lindner Center of Hope, along with 3 courageous male survivors.  We’ll be screening the powerful documentary, Boys and Men Healing, directed by Kathy Barbini.  5:30-8 pm.  Pre-registration is necessary.   To register, contact Pricila Gran at pricila.gran@lindnercenter.org or 513-536-0318.

Dare to Dream Athens, OH

When: View in Calendar » April 14, 2014 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

I’ll be speaking on Thursday evening at the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State Street,  along with 3 courageous male survivors.  We’ll be screening the powerful documentary, Boys and Men Healing, directed by Kathy Barbini.  7-9:30 pm.  Free and open to the public.  Learn about how male survivors who have been sexually victimized can and do heal, recover and thrive.

Dare to Dream Columbus 4/16/14

When: View in Calendar » April 14, 2014 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

I’ll be speaking on Wednesday evening at the Family Center for Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, 655 E. Livingston Avenue, along with 3 courageous male survivors.  We’ll be screening the powerful documentary, Boys and Men Healing, directed by Kathy Barbini.  5:30-8 pm.  Pre-registration is necessary.   To register, contact Judy Mathis at Judy.Mathis@FamilySafetyandHealing.org or (614) 722-5911.

New CSA Animated Video from Israeli Association of Rape Crisis Centers

I highly recommend you spend 5 minutes viewing this:
From the Israeli Association of Rape Crisis Centers…
We have produced a short animation movie in English, for parents and kids,
the first of its kind in the world, ever,
that, on one hand, guides parents how to identify CSA,
and, on the other hand, encourages children to share.

Blog Talk Radio Interview Feb 2nd 7 pm

When: View in Calendar » January 13, 2014 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/experience-strength-hope-ecrocker/2014/02/03/survive-and-thrive

Join me as a guest on the Elaine Crocker Bey show on Blog Talk Radio.  Use this link to visit and ask questions.  We’ll be talking about how male survivors of sexual victimization can find hope, healing and support.

Breaking the Silence: New LA Training Announced…Nov 5 and 7 at SHARE! in Culver City

Join MaleSurvivor on either Tuesday, November 5th or Thursday, November 7th at SHARE! in Culver City as we lead full-day trainings for clinicians, social workers, advocates, and staff who want to better understand and assist male survivors of sexual abuse.

6 Hours of CE credits available*
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Group Discounts Available
Space is Limited!

Register by October 15 for special rate of $100
  • Major Topics Covered
    • Prevalence of Male Sexual Violence
    • Unique Challenges Faced by Male Survivors
    • Myths that Reinforce Challenges
    • Best Practices for Working with Males
    • Vicarious Trauma / Importance of Self-Care
    • Women Working with Male Survivors
    • Rewards of Doing This Work
Workshop Description

This workshop will explore issues surrounding the sexual victimization of males through the use of film, clinical case examples, personal sharing, and audience participation. Presented from both the clinician’s and the survivor’s perspective, we hope to help attendees better understand the complex, and often misunderstood, dynamics of being a male survivor and some of the unique challenges and pressures faced by this population.

 

Included will be a defining of terms, a focus on myths surrounding male sexual victimization, distinguishing features between male and female survivors, and understanding the clinical dynamics and after-effects of abuse. The workshop will also include information on the extent to which sexual abuse of males occurs and place that information into context. We will also address the important role female psychotherapists, social workers, and other professionals  can play in men’s recovery, including the challenges and benefits.

 

We will explore what are effective prevention strategies that can be taught to community members and clients. Lastly, we’ll explore the rewards of working in this field, and present a paradigm for thinking about recovery that will leave participants re-energized for the important work they do every day.

 

Workshop Presenters:

  

Howard Fradkin, PhD: Co-Chair, MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery

Mikele Rauch, LMFT: Facilitator, MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery

Christopher Anderson: Executive Director, MaleSurvivor

When
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 AND
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
From 9:30 AM TO 4:30PM

Where
SHARE!
THE SELF-HELP & RECOVERY EXCHANGE
6666 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230
For more information, group registration inquiries, or other questions, please contact Trisha Massa attmassa@malesurvivor.org

* This conference is co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University.  IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content.  IVAT is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (Provider #5659).  IVAT adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.  IVAT is approved by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE #33) to offer continuing education for LCSWs and MFTs.  This conference meets the qualifications for up to 6.0 hours of continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.  IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737).  IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600).  IVAT is approved by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to offer continuing education for certified alcohol and drug counselors (Provider #1S-03-499-0215).  CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states.

For information on continuing education, contact psmith@alliant.edu

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The IVAT Bookstore

Books related to the topics of this conference and many more!

www.ivatbookstore.org

REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 15 

FOR EARLY DISCOUNT PRICE OF $100