BREAKING THE SILENCE: OFFERING HOPE, HEALING AND SUPPORT FOR MALE SUVIVORS OF SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION
A one-day workshop for helpers of male survivors that experienced sexual victimization, supplemented by an evening community “Dare to Dream” event for male survivors and community members.
This one-day workshop will explore issues surrounding the sexual victimization of males through the use of film, clinical case examples, and personal sharing. Presented from both the clinician’s, the client’s and advocate’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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This presentation is intended for anyone that works in a helping role with male survivors or whose clients may have experienced sexual abuse in their past. This would include psychologists, social workers, child protection workers, law & legal professionals, addiction counselors, health professionals, and Corporate HR specialists.
To increase the understanding of the incidence of male sexual victimization & the emotional sequelae of abuse; To identify the myths that create misunderstanding and blocks to seeking help; To increase understanding of the role of the psychotherapist in facilitating healing for male survivors of sexual victimization; To increase effectiveness in providing psychotherapy to male survivors; To understand a survivors' perspective, what are the most helpful aspects of providing hope, healing and support and therapeutic help to clients; To learn strategies to help prevent future victimization of boys and men.
DARE TO DREAM COMMUNITY EVENT:
MaleSurvivor.org will also be facilitating a FREE evening of inquiry, connection and support for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved ones and helpers of male survivors.
The evening will include clips of Oprah Winfrey's Emmy-winning 2010 show featuring 200 male survivors, as well as a panel discussion with men who are learning, living and thriving as survivors. MaleSurvivor will also give a preview of its Weekends of Recovery, which have served over 850 men in various parts of the world.
COMPETENCY CREDIT FOR PROFESSIONALS:
The following associations recognize the one-day training event for Continuing Competency Credit: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) - 6.5 hrs; Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) -Category A, 6.5 hrs.
We would like to acknowldge the following partners for their contribution in making this event a success:
Male Survivor (www.MaleSurvivor.org)
Kells Counselling (www.Kellscounselling.ca)
Mount Royal University (www.mtroyal.ca)
Canadian Centre for Adult Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (cc4ms.ca)
Your Trusted Neighbour Ltd (www.YourTrustedNeighbour.ca)
MaleSurvivor.org and YourTrustedNeighbour.ca
WHO IS MALESURVIVOR.ORG?
Since 1994, MaleSurvivor.org has been the leading resource for overcoming the sexual victimization of boys and men in the United States. As a non-profit agency, MaleSurvivor.org is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy and activism.
Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC has counseled over 1000 male survivors in individual, couples, group psychotherapy and weekend workshops over the course of his 30- year career as a Psychologist. As a Co-Chairperson of the MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery, Howard has co-directed 40 Weekends of Recovery since 2001. Dr. Fradkin has also trained hundreds of professional colleagues and was selected to be an expert on the Oprah Winfrey show in November, 2010.Dr. Fradkin's new book, Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive, was just published November, 2012.
Christopher Anderson is the Executive Director of MaleSurvivor. As a peer advocate, Chris has become an acclaimed speaker about his personal journey from surviving to thriving, presenting to audiences all over the country. In 2007 he created the presentation, “Ten Things Every Therapist Should Know About Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.” In addition, he has collaborated with PAVE founder Angela Rose on the presentation, “Hope, Healing, and Support: The elements of recovery.” Chris is also a founding member of the Males For Trauma Recovery workgroup (M4TR) organized by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).
Dwayne Von Sprecken, President of Your Trusted Neighbour Ltd, is hosting and coordinating this event in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta