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Partnerships: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

As is true with the process of healing from childhood trauma, finding a community of partners has been key to the success of the work of 1in6 since our founding days, over seven years ago.  Our first partnership was with The Men’s Project (TMP) in Canada, as we were working to develop a training curriculum.  We continue to partner today… Learn more »

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How to create SAAM events inclusive of the 1 in 6 Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Groups organize events, trainings, speak outs, and walk a mile in heels to raise awareness about sexual abuse. Often these events forget about an underserved population: male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Research points to how trauma and adverse childhood experiences can increase a person’s risk of future trauma and negative coping mechanisms like risky sexual behaviors, addiction, depression,… Learn more »

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Triggers and Healing: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I have had over five years of therapy, speak publically at least twice a month, write over two dozen articles a year and hear from survivors every day, yet I still find I get emotionally triggered at times. We moved back to Portland recently and I found a street near our apartment that made my stomach get in a knot every time I drove there. There is a retirement center on that street where my abuser took me once. I waited in the car while he went in. I don’t remember what happened before or after that stop, but whatever it was, it wasn’t good. The memory makes me feel like someone else’s property. A thing.

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The Wives’ Common Complaint: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Because of my blog for male survivors of sexual assault, I get a number of personal emails. The most common email I receive comes from women. They’re married to men who were molested—sometimes the husbands never told them until after a crisis threatened their marriage. Others say, “Before we married, he said he had been abused by an uncle,… Learn more »

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My Brother’s Worth: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Many people have asked me how I came to “work for men.” Meaning, men who had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. I often describe it as my aha moment. It truly felt like a part of my brain suddenly turned on. With a spark of energy—no—a lightning bolt, my purpose (and my mistakes) were exceptionally clear to… Learn more »

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