Advocates working with men on telephone or online support lines may encounter particular challenges to engaging men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences.
This workshop includes:
- A discussion of specific scenarios and issues that might arise working with male survivors in crisis.
- An examination of misunderstandings and fears that might discourage a man from disclosing sexual abuse experiences .
- An assessment of ways that core skills might be modified to work more effectively with male survivors.
- A review of the effects of sexual trauma on male survivors and how it sometimes differs from the effects on female survivors.
- An exploration of socialized biases and beliefs about men that might impact participants’ effectiveness in working with male survivors.
Participants will be able to
- Identify 4 myths/ misunderstandings that may get in the way of men utilizing crisis services.
- Describe 3 differences in attitude or tone that a man might display in describing his experiences.
- Discuss 3 ways to modify core practices to address concerns men might have about revealing vulnerability.
- Discuss 3 self-care strategies for advocates to identify and address their own reaction to potential difference in how males’ might approach the issue of sexual abuse or assault.
- Name 3 resources specific to men healing from sexual abuse or assault.
A 90-minute workshop for SV/DV program developers as well as outreach, prevention & response teams and other professionals looking to further engage male survivors of sexual abuse or assault through traditional and innovative outreach strategies. Not intended for survivors as a healing
Also available as a webinar!