Peter Pollard

Serving Men Who Experienced Sexual Abuse: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I’ve now attended the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) for enough years in a row that I’ve come to associate the end of summer with the annual opportunity to share information about helping men heal from childhood sexual abuse with colleagues from across the country. 1in6 is privileged for the second time to be sponsoring… Learn more »

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September / October 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends, 1in6 = 19 million male survivors in the US alone. But did you know that 1in6 = 37? That’s right, there are 37 people who are committed to those we serve and the delivery of all 1in6 programs. There are 22 paid staff, consultants, and non-paid volunteers, 5 non-paid advisory board members, and… Learn more »

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The Cancer No One Talks About: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I recently attended a fundraiser for several friends of mine that are riding in the Tour de Pink, a two-day 250-mile bike ride to benefit the Young Survivors Coalition, (breast cancer survivors). Seeing so many people supporting the fight against cancer has a special place in my heart, as cancer has had a strong impact… Learn more »

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We Were There: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

“You’re a special kid.” I still remember those words spoken to me when I was six or seven years old. He showed me that I was someone he cared about by inviting me into his room, giving me small gifts, holding me on his lap, hugging me, and saying all the words any unloved kid… Learn more »

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Making Things Whole: 1in6 Thursday on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

As I approach twenty years of managing a therapy service for men who have been sexually traumatized, I ponder the meaning of it all. Meaning-making – giving a narrative to the unspoken horrors, which can then ultimately be crafted into one’s life story – is the ticket for those who are wounded. This is the… Learn more »

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