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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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Get a SIGNED copy of Joining Forces

Donate $150 to MaleSurvior before 3/31/13 and you will received a SIGNED copy of Dr. Howard Fradkin's new book Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive!

Help Us Celebrate MaleSurvivor's Most Successful Year

From Penn State to Washington, DC to the pages of the New York Times, 2012 was historic for MaleSurvivor. We worked harder than ever before to spread the message that Hope, Healing, and Support are possible for every survivor. And thanks to your reviews MaleSurvivor was just named a Top Rated Nonprofit by Great Nonprofits for the first time in it's history!

It would be understandable, perhaps even wise, for us to take a bit of a break. But there is more of a need than ever for MaleSurvivor and the resources we provide.

Your support will help MaleSurvivor continue to thrive. Your gift WILL shatter the silence.

For more information on how you can help, please see Chris Anderson's special year end message HERE.

MaleSurvivor Statement on the Sentencing of Jerry Sandusky

Bellefonte, PA - The sentencing of Jerry Sandusky is the beginning of a new chapter ,not the end of the story. With Sandusky slated to spend the rest of his life behind bars many people would be happy to move on and put this ugly scandal behind them. But the repercussions of Sandusky's actions as well as the inactions of all those who chose not to intervene will continue to impact the lives of the victims for years to come.

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Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Dare to Dream of Hope, Healing, and Support

In April, MaleSurvivor celebrated Sexual Assault Awareness Month by holding the most successful awareness events in its history. The Dare To Dream campaign brought hope and healing to hundreds of people whose lives have been touched by the scourge of sexual abuse. Over the course of the month, more than 500 people participated in training sessions, film screenings, and talkbacks. At some events, survivors took the courageous step of speaking publicly, often for the first time, about having been abused.

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MaleSurvivor's Dare to Dream Program brought Message of Hope and Healing to Penn State University

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

11/10/11 MaleSurvivor speaks out about the abuse scandal at Penn State
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MaleSurvivor, a leading, global not-for-profit organization dedicated to overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men, issued a statement today through Advisory Board Member Dr. Howard Fradkin regarding the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse allegations. The former Penn State coach is currently under investigation for abusing eight boys over a 15-year period... Read More

Sequoia Retreat, Ben Lohmond, CA

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April 12-14, 2013
Sequoia Retreat, Ben Lohmond, CA
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The Center for New Beginnings, Dahlonega, GA

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May 17-19, 2013
The Center for New Beginnings, Dahlonega, GA
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The Center for New Beginnings, Dahlonega, GA

Guest House Retreat and Conference Center Weekend of Recovery
July 12-14, 2013
Guest House Retreat and Conference Center, Chester, CT


Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah

Alta Advanced Weekend of Recovery
August 16-18, 2013
Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah (outside of Salt Lake City, Utah)
EMBODYING POWER, CONNECTION & TRANSFORMATION - This Advanced Weekend will reinforce your resilience and the inner strength that helped you survive. It will also challenge you to learn new skills and to risk trusting the wisdom of your body.


Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah

Alta Level 1 Weekend of Recovery
September 20-22, 2013
Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah (outside of Salt Lake City, Utah)


Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Hope Springs Weekend of Recovery
October 18-20, 2013
Hope Springs Institute,
Peebles, Ohio


The 2013 Weekend of Recovery Schedule has been announced! Click here to view it.


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All Events

03/18/2013 29th National Symposium on Child Abuse
Date: March 18 - 21, 2013 Location: Huntsville, Alabama The Symposium will offer 10 workshops sessions for multidisciplinary professionals working in the child maltreatment arena. The workshops are designed for both seasoned professionals and those new to the field. Workshop tracks are designed specifically for Administration, Child Protective Service… View More

03/19/2013 29th National Symposium on Child Abuse
The Symposium will offer 10 workshops sessions for multidisciplinary professionals working in the child maltreatment arena. The workshops are designed for both seasoned professionals and those new to the field. Workshop tracks are designed specifically for Administration, Child Protective Services, Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal, Medical, Mental Health… View More

03/20/2013 29th National Symposium on Child Abuse
The Symposium will offer 10 workshops sessions for multidisciplinary professionals working in the child maltreatment arena. The workshops are designed for both seasoned professionals and those new to the field. Workshop tracks are designed specifically for Administration, Child Protective Services, Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal, Medical, Mental Health… View More

03/21/2013 29th National Symposium on Child Abuse
The Symposium will offer 10 workshops sessions for multidisciplinary professionals working in the child maltreatment arena. The workshops are designed for both seasoned professionals and those new to the field. Workshop tracks are designed specifically for Administration, Child Protective Services, Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal, Medical, Mental Health… View More

03/23/2013 Men of Courage Community Conference
Date: Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th 2013. Location: Ottawa, Canada As part of the celebration of 1in6 Canada: The Nation’s Knowledge Centre for Male Sexual Trauma and Recovery, men and their families are welcome to come to our first Men of Courage Community Conference on men’s mental health and well-being. Join us for keynote spea… View More

03/24/2013 Men of Courage Community Conference
Date: Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th 2013. Location: Ottawa, Canada As part of the celebration of 1in6 Canada: The Nation’s Knowledge Centre for Male Sexual Trauma and Recovery, men and their families are welcome to come to our first Men of Courage Community Conference on men’s mental health and well-being. Join us for keynote … View More

03/29/2013 Wings Foundation - Clinical Training Session
Shifting History: Men Who Were Sexually Abused as Boys & Art Therapy A clinical training for therapists and service providers Denver District 1 Community Room 1311 w. 46th ave Denver, CO 80211 Friday March 29, 2013 Registration & breakfast 8:30 Presentation 9:00 - 1:00 $60 registration fee and 4 CEU's Please join WINGS as we sponsor th… View More

04/14/2013 NOFSW 30th Annual Conference
Forensic Social Work is unique in that it has always remained tried and true to the compassionate action mission of our profession. We need innovators like you to brand the next generation of forensic social work action Conference NOFSW 30th Annual Conference Advancing Forensic Practice: Promoting Innovation Worldwide April 14-16 at the Renaiss… View More

04/15/2013 NOFSW 30th Annual Conference
Forensic Social Work is unique in that it has always remained tried and true to the compassionate action mission of our profession. We need innovators like you to brand the next generation of forensic social work action Conference NOFSW 30th Annual Conference Advancing Forensic Practice: Promoting Innovation Worldwide April 14-16 at the Renaiss… View More

04/16/2013 NOFSW 30th Annual Conference
Forensic Social Work is unique in that it has always remained tried and true to the compassionate action mission of our profession. We need innovators like you to brand the next generation of forensic social work action Conference NOFSW 30th Annual Conference Advancing Forensic Practice: Promoting Innovation Worldwide April 14-16 at the Renaiss… View More

04/22/2013 Dare to Dream
Hosted by Ohio State University College of Social Work and MaleSurvivor. Date: Monday, April 22 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Location: Gateway Film Center at OSU (1550 N High Street) Please RSVP to Hallue Fargnolli at: fargnolli.1@osu.edu

04/27/2013 SNAP World Conference
SNAP World Conference only Saturday and Sunday April 27 and April 28, 2013 CAMDEN COURT HOTEL Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland Early bird registration specials: If you are registering before February 15, 2013: Survivors and supporters: $65.00 Professionals: $162.00 If you are registering before April 1, 2013: Survivors a… View More

04/27/2013 A Stroll to Heal the Soul
1st Annual walk " A Stroll to Heal the Soul" sponsored by Moving4ward Ministries The walk will be held in the Creve Coeur Par in St. Louis, MO beginning at 8:00 pm on April 27. For complete details, visit the Moving4ward Ministry website at: http://www.moving4wardstl.com/a-stroll-to-heal-the-soul.php

04/28/2013 SNAP World Conference
SNAP World Conference only Saturday and Sunday April 27 and April 28, 2013 CAMDEN COURT HOTEL Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland Early bird registration specials: If you are registering before February 15, 2013: Survivors and supporters: $65.00 Professionals: $162.00 If you are registering before April 1, 2013: Survivors a… View More

04/29/2013 Dare to Dream
Presented by the Great Lakes Bay Male Survivor Task Force at Saginaw Valley State University. This event is for MaleSurvivors and Supporters. The event includes a special showing of the film documentary, Boys and Men Healing. The screening will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion. For complete information, please visit: www.malesurvivormich… View More

04/30/2013 Breaking the Silence: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive
This event is being sponsored by the Great Lakes Bay Male Survivor Task Force and will take place at Saginaw Valley State University. Howard Fradkin, PhD, LICDC, will lead this workshop, which is intended for counseling professionals who work with make survivors of sexual victimization. CEUs are available. To RSVP, call Rachel Vanderaa, Family & Chi… View More

04/30/2013 Joining Forces for Healing and Preventing Male Victimization
Community Luncheon. This event is being sponsored by the Great Lakes Bay Male Survivor Task Force and will take place at Saginaw Valley State University. The public is welcome to attend this luncheon, during which time a discussion will take place exploring the different ways community members, professionals and organizations can come together to addres… View More

05/01/2013 First Step Cambodia 2013 Training Announcement
First Step Cambodia 2013 Training Announcement First Step Cambodia is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the fourth cycle of its unique and intensive Social Work Training Curriculum for NGO staff, totalling 352 hours, which will run from May 2013 through to April 2014. This year the training will take place in Siem Reap at the Ce… View More

06/25/2013 APSAC 21st Annual Colloquium
APSAC's 21st Annual Colloquium Caesar's Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV June 25-28, 2013 About the Colloquium This year we offer 86 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psycholo… View More

06/26/2013 APSAC 21st Annual Colloquium
APSAC's 21st Annual Colloquium Caesar's Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV June 25-28, 2013 About the Colloquium This year we offer 86 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psycholo… View More

06/27/2013 APSAC 21st Annual Colloquium
APSAC's 21st Annual Colloquium Caesar's Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV June 25-28, 2013 About the Colloquium This year we offer 86 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psycholo… View More

06/28/2013 APSAC 21st Annual Colloquium
APSAC's 21st Annual Colloquium Caesar's Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV June 25-28, 2013 About the Colloquium This year we offer 86 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psycholo… View More

09/09/2013 National Center for Victims of Crime National Conference
Date: September 9 - 11 Location: Arizona Grand Resort and Spa, Phoenix AZ 2013 National Conference Overview The National Center is pleased to present the National Center for Victims of Crime 2013 National Conference. As in past years, this conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and… View More

09/10/2013 National Center for Victims of Crime National Conference
Date: September 9 - 11 Location: Arizona Grand Resort and Spa, Phoenix AZ 2013 National Conference Overview The National Center is pleased to present the National Center for Victims of Crime 2013 National Conference. As in past years, this conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and… View More

09/11/2013 National Center for Victims of Crime National Conference
Date: September 9 - 11 Location: Arizona Grand Resort and Spa, Phoenix AZ 2013 National Conference Overview The National Center is pleased to present the National Center for Victims of Crime 2013 National Conference. As in past years, this conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and… View More