1in6 Webinar: Understanding Men Sexually Abused in Childhood

This 90– minute webinar 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 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
  • Biases and beliefs that can diminish your effectiveness in working with men

This non-clinical training is most useful for those with some 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


Anyone who works with men including: crisis intervention hotline staff and volunteer/staffs; victim advocates; mental health workers; child protection workers; law enforcement personnel, and other professionals with some knowledge about the dynamics of sexual abuse. This is not a clinical training. Not intended for survivors as a healing tool.

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Time Commitment: 90 Minutes
Cost: FREE

Registration Link:


To schedule a training or presentation for your organization, school or community group please contact [email protected] 

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