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I Just Need to Tell Someone: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

As we’re winding down April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I can’t help but think of the many inspiring messages we receive over the course of the year from men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. Frequently, the men report that their visit to the 1in6 website is the first active step… Learn more »

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“After Sexual Violence, Hope Grows in Honesty, Trust and Loving Relationships”

A fantastic article on the Huffington Post as part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. After Sexual Violence, Hope Grows in Honesty, Trust and Loving Relationships By Eric Stiles April 20th, 2014 All too often, male survivors of sexual assault… Learn more »

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Help the Children Heal: 1in6 Thursdays on The Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

As I hear the many inspiring stories of healing that are told during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I’m reminded of an amazing experience I had a few years ago. I was invited to give a presentation to a small group of boys who had experienced sexual abuse …….age 10-13. I was nervous at the… Learn more »

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Busting Myths about Men and Sexual Abuse – Just the Facts, Man! 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I learned long ago from the Frameworks Institute and others that repeating myths in an attempt to dispel them actually has the opposite effect. Restating a misunderstanding that is already deeply ingrained in our subconscious – even to say it’s not true – reinforces our incorrect belief. So here they are, just the facts. The… Learn more »

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Collaboration for Awareness — Latin@ Male Survivors: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Sexual violence is an issue that impacts the lives of boys and men as well as women and girls in all communities. Unwanted and abusive sexual experiences in childhood affect 1 in 6 men across categories defined by race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, religion and other characteristics and traits. As part of the activities to… Learn more »

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