The websites below address the experiences and needs of men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. They tend to assume that you’ve already defined or labeled yourself as someone who was ‘sexually abused’ and as a ‘survivor’. If that kind of assumption and language could put you off, then keep that in mind as you decide whether, when, and how to visit these sites.
This is not a comprehensive list of sites. We’ve picked ones that we’re comfortable recommending, though we certainly can’t promise that you’ll be comfortable with everything you’ll find on them. As always, pace yourself, take what works and leave the rest.
1in6 Canada supports male survivors of sexual trauma in their journey of recovery. By providing knowledge, tools and resources to men, their families and communities, and their service providers, 1in6 Canada creates positive and lasting change helping male survivors realize their full potential as men of integrity, resilience and courage. Helping men, their families and the service providers who work with them.
The Men’s Project in Ottowa, Ontario is a non-profit men’s counseling agency that has been providing services to men and their families since 1997. They provide individual and couple counseling, as well as a specialized healing program for men who have experienced sexual or physical abuse as children and seek help with anger management, fathering and other issues. Their services are specifically designed for men and professionally facilitated by accredited therapists
Living Well is a Queensland, Australia organization with an amazing website with tons of information. They offer a range of resources and services for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, their partners, friends and family, and service providers.
Male Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors — The site is part of MenWeb and includes a collection of writings by Scott Abraham, including Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse: Book Reviews, his very helpful review of eight books.
Kali Munro.com — Site of a therapist with articles about and for men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood, including Male-to-Male Child Sexual Abuse in the Context of Homophobia, Female Perpetrators / Male Sexual Abuse Victims: Society’s Betrayal of Boys, and The Treatment Needs of Sexually Abused Men.
Richard Gartner, Ph.D. — Dr. Gartner has written books an articles on the sexual abuse of males and their treatment in therapy, and is past president of MaleSurvivor. His website has many resources, including writings and testimony by Gartner on a variety of issues relevant to males with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
MaleSurvivor: Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Boys & Men — Their mission is “preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.”