Reaching Out to Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: 2013 National Sexual Assault Conference
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 workshop explores strategies for defining outreach goals relevant to your organization’s needs; identifying exactly who you’re trying to reach; which messages will be effective and which may be counter-productive; an exploration of the impacts of childhood sexual abuse on men; and the resulting barriers to getting help, and a review of resources.