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Cartwheels: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

When a child turning cartwheels – just for the joy of it – receives attention and approval for those cartwheels, that child begins to perform them in order to receive that approval. Eventually the cartwheels become old, the adults become less exuberant, and the child forgets that he was originally happy doing cartwheels just for… Learn more »

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July / August 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends, It is with great excitement that I am writing to you to tell you about our new 1in6 Online Support Group. Thanks to a generous grant from The Ahmanson Foundation, 1in6 will launch our new curriculum-driven, therapist-moderated Online Support Group on September 1st. The support group idea has been on the drawing board… Learn more »

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Tim Mousseau

Learning How to Talk About Your Assault: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

One of the biggest issues that I faced when I began to talk about my experience with sexual assault was the perceptions of telling people I loved. Whether friends or family members, it is a difficult conversation to have with any individual that you care about or who is in your life. Telling other people… Learn more »

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“Real Men, Real Crimes: The Underreported Sexual Abuse Of Boys”

An article from Medical Daily¬†featuring 1in6 and our Canadian partner,¬†The Men’s Project. Real Men, Real Crimes: The Underreported Sexual Abuse Of Boys By Susan Scutti June 19, 2015 Imagine yourself 6 years old once again and then try and picture your former (tiny) self within the world. At that very young age, Rick Goodwin was… Learn more »

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Don’t Forgive: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Aren’t we survivors constantly bombarded with the suggestion (or demand), “You need to forgive”? Don’t we hear that message proclaimed among therapists, preachers, teachers, and especially our friends? They mean well; however, I have one suggestion for survivors: Don’t forgive. Too often those helpful souls become uncomfortable around our pain and urge us to get… Learn more »

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