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1in6 Webinar Series: Understanding, Working with and Engaging Men Sexually Abused in Childhood

Join us for our upcoming webinar series “Understanding, Working with and Engaging Men Sexually Abused in Childhood”, August – October 2014 with guest presenters Peter Pollard, MPA and Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT.


  Peter Pollard, MPA 
Communications and Professional Relations Director
1in6, Inc.

  Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT 
Licensed Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
A Tree of Life Healing

1in6 Webinars: In this series, we will carefully build upon your current tools and education with an added trauma-informed lens exploring social barriers; a discussion of possible effects and responses to sexual abuse; and strategic marketing guidelines to assist you in your efforts to effectively engage and support the men you work with.

  • Stigmas and societal norms associated with barriers to healing

  • Our own cultural experience and the lens through which we view men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse

  • How men who experienced abuse may interpret the world they live in and how this affects our efforts to help them heal

  • Common presenting issues and coping skills men use to survive after sexual abuse

  • Gender and Trauma: The effects of sexual trauma on relationships and sexuality

  • Effective language and messaging in program development and “Awareness and Engagement” efforts

  • Branding and Social media strategy

  • Resources and support for clients, secondary survivors and professionals

1in6 is dedicated to reaching those who want and need training from all across the country, regardless of location. As such, our webinars provide those who work with men the tools they need to better serve their clients, from the comfort of their office chair.


 Understanding Men Sexually Abused in Childhood 8-13-14

This webinar for social service providers, law enforcement 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 webinar may encourage 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. 

This workshop explores:

  • Common misunderstandings about men and sexual abuse
  • Special barriers men face in disclosing childhood abuse
  • How cultural norms may inhibit men from seeking treatment (Gender expression, Sexual Orientation, Race, Ethnicity, Faith…)
  • The importance and role of language in advocacy & education
  • Helpful audit tools for program effectiveness
  • Discussion of existing resources and the challenge of finding therapists specifically trained to work with male survivors of sexual abuse
  • Guidance on the critical need to remain neutral when raising the issue of sexual abuse or responding to a disclosure

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM PDT
Time commitment: 90 Minutes
Cost: FREE

Please register:

 Working with Men Sexually Abused in Childhood 9-17-14

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 webinar explores:

  • Men’s presenting issues that may reflect a history of childhood sexual abuse. 
  • Resources and options for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse 
  • Ineffective coping strategies men use that may be related to childhood sexual abuse
  • Ways men may respond differently from women to a history of abuse.
  • Availability of resources for male survivors 
  • Social/cultural norms for men that inhibit male survivors from reaching out for help 
  • Self-care issues that may arise when working with male survivors
  • Impact of abuse and resources for secondary survivors (family and loved ones)

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM PDT
Time commitment: 90 Minutes
Cost: FREE

Please register:

 Engaging Men Sexually Abused in Childhood 10-15-14

Ongoing news stories that raise awareness about the sexual abuse of boys offer a great opportunity to encourage men to begin addressing their childhood sexual trauma. But how do you reach male survivors? How do you engage them, make them feel safe in stepping forward?

This 90-minute is designed to help advocates, organizers and practitioners think about the most effective ways to reach out to men and with those who care about them. Explore key meanings in language, messaging, and other marketing tools to help guide your strategic plan for effective engagement.

This webinar explores:

  • 1in6 outreach philosophy 
  • Basic outreach theory 
  • Practical strategic plan for your practice or organization’s outreach and awareness activities 
  • Common practices to increase social-media engagement 
  • Available resources for men

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM PDT
Time commitment: 90 Minutes
Cost: FREE

Please register:


Thank you for joining 1in6 in our mission to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.