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1-Day Men’s Institute with 1in6: Tennessee Coalition

This free 1-day training presented by 1in6 is an overview of the issues facing men who have had unwanted or sexually abusive experiences in childhood and will provide programs with tools for working with men. There will be three sessions throughout the day with a focus on understanding and working with men and the effects sexual abuse. Including a film screening of the documentary, “Boys and Men Healing” by Big Voice Pictures followed by a Q&A opportunity with Steve LePore, Founder and Executive Director of 1in6. Training is required for participants in the Coalition’s Rural Sexual Assault Services Enhancement Project.

The training is provided at no cost to participants; however lunch will be on your own. Space is limited. All training materials will be provided.

When: Tuesday June 24, 2014
Time: 10:00a – 5:00p (CDT)
Cost: FREE
Location: Sexual Assault Center (Nashville)
101 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37228

1-Day Training Agenda

Understanding Men Sexually Abused in Childhood

This 90– minute workshop for advocates and other professionals who work with men, provides an opportunity to consider the particular ways men may respond differently to childhood sexual abuse. Whatever your level of knowledge about working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this interactive training may challenge you to rethink your current assumptions, examine your expectations and to employ a lens of masculinity to enhance your existing skills when working with men.

Working with Men Sexually Abused in Childhood

Because social norms for men often inhibit their effective emotional responses to childhood trauma, men often learn to cope other ways — sometimes not so effective ways. These may include addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, work, pornography and unsafe sexual practices; risky physical activities; issues with anger management; suicide, and physical violence. So instead of calling rape crisis centers or mental health clinics, male survivors often show up in court, rehab facilities, or in the ER without ever disclosing their secret.
This 90-minute workshop will explore how providers working with men in clinical or non-clinical settings can remain sensitive and receptive to a possible underlying source of many men’s negative behaviors and provide resources.

Boys and Men Healing – Film screening and Discussion

90–minute breakout workshop, offered in collaboration with Big Voice Pictures and built around their emotionally powerful and hopeful film, “Boys and Men Healing,” an intimate portrayal of three men’s dynamic recoveries from traumatic boyhood sexual experiences.