1in6 offers several programs that explore the impacts of unwanted sexual experiences in the lives of men. These trainings and presentations highlight the most relevant issues for advocates and service providers from across a range of fields and levels of professional expertise. All are appropriate for conferences, local, and regional agency workshops, or as stand-alone seminars. Each training and presentation we offer addresses the intersectionality of men’s lives which can affect their ability and willingness to address harmful experiences. These include race, socioeconomic status, nationality, immigration status, ability, religion, sexuality, and other influences that must be respected and honored if real understanding and healing are to happen.
1in6 trainings and presentations increase advocates’ and service providers’ awareness of the many potential impacts of traumatic sexual experiences on men’s mental and physical health. This knowledge and understanding fosters greater understanding and compassion, and more effective services. Earlier identification of this common underlying source of suffering, paired with more effective interventions, may mitigate negative emotional, social and physical outcomes. Bottom lines: enhancing the well-being of men and their families and communities.
Considers the particular ways men may respond differently to sexual trauma, and explores how providers working with men can remain sensitive & receptive to this possible underlying source.
Because social norms affect men’s responses to sexual trauma, male survivors often mask their experiences with other presenting issues: emotional dysregulation, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, suicide, rage, & violence. This interactive presentation may challenge you to rethink current assumptions, examine expectations & to employ a lens of masculinity to enhance your existing skills when working with men. Also available as a Webinar.
This workshop explores:
Advocates working with men on telephone or online hotlines may encounter particular challenges to engaging men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences. This workshop is 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. Also available as a Webinar.
This workshop includes:
90- or 120-minute breakout workshop, offered in collaboration with Big Voice Pictures and built around their emotionally powerful and hopeful film, “Boys and Men Healing,” an intimate portrayal of three men’s dynamic recoveries from traumatic boyhood sexual experiences. Through interactive discussion about challenges male survivors face, as portrayed in the film, participants explore:
Appropriate for all levels of expertise.
A one-day introductory presentation on male sexual victimization, which offers a primer on the basic concepts, theories and approaches to working with male survivors to frontline professionals and volunteers. In many respects, the presentation can serve as a prerequisite for participants wanting to engage in effective intervention strategies with this population. Read More >>
Two-day presentation with a strong clinical emphasis, combining conceptual presentations on the range of men’s responses to unwanted or abusive sexual experiences with training in core intervention strategies and skills. Empowers service providers to actively intervene with men who have had traumatic sexual experiences, whether they initially disclose histories of sexual abuse or present with other, seemingly unrelated issues. A combination of theory and practice with an emphasis on experiential approaches addresses many of mental health professionals’ practical and clinical concerns. Men & Healing is ideal for healthcare professionals, case managers, criminal justice and victim-service advocates, and other front-line staff who have some clinical engagement with clients. A clinical background is useful to benefit from all aspects of the presentations. Read More >>
1in6 is dedicated to reaching those who want and need training from all across the country, regardless of location. As such, our webinar offerings provide those who work with men the tools they need to better serve their clientele, from the comfort of their office chair. Read More >>
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