1in6 Webinar: “Lasting Effects”
Join us on Wednesday August 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM PDT for our Webinar titled, “Lasting Effects”. In this basic training webinar, participants learn more about male survivors of sexual abuse and review the skills that enable greater insight and effectiveness when working with them.
“Lasting Effects” of Childhood Sexual Abuse in Men’s Lives
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
10:30 AM PDT
Basic training for anyone who works with men including: prevention educators, crisis intervention hotline staff and volunteers; victim advocates; mental health workers/interns/students; child protection workers; law enforcement personnel, and other professionals with some knowledge about the dynamics of sexual abuse. This presentation is not intended for survivors.
This webinar covers:
- Common misunderstandings about men and sexual abuse
- Special barriers men face in disclosing childhood abuse
- How cultural norms may inhibit men from seeking treatment
- 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
- This training is most useful for those with basic knowledge and understanding of sexual abuse dynamics.
- To review the skills that will enable advocates and other service providers work more effectively with male survivors
- To highlight social and cultural pressures that impact male survivors
- To review the effects of sexual victimization on male survivors
- To provide participants an opportunity to identify personal challenges and confront misconceptions that might impact their ability to work effectively with male survivors
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Name at least 3 new resources for male survivors and describe what is available through that resource
- Name at least 5 possible long-term effects of sexual abuse on men
- Name at least 3 social norms that may inhibit male survivors from reaching out for help
- Describe 3 positive and negative influences of race, class, nationality, immigration status, sexual orientation, ability and age on men’s ability to reach out for help or access services
- Describe at least 3 skills which are particularly relevant to working with male survivors
Name at least 3 ways that working with male survivors MAY differ significantly from working with female survivors
- Describe at least 3 ways that a friend or family member of a male survivor might be impacted by the survivors experience
- Describe at least 3 resources that might be useful to a friend or family member of a male survivor
Thank you for joining 1in6 in their mission to help men live healthier, happier lives.
The 1in6 Staff
1 in 6 Men On Campus National Task Force
1in6 is collecting great minds to assist us in our mission to better serve the 1 in 6 men on campus who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For more information contact martha (at) 1in6.org!
Universities and organizations from all over the nation have joined the initiative!