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It Happens to Boys – Creating Safe Places to Talk About Childhood Sexual Abuse: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Speaking about sexual abuse is not a popular subject matter: some people cringe when I ask if we can speak to their organization. A group of men and I, representing our “It Happens to Boys” program, are regularly out speaking at recovery centers, schools, conferences, organizations. It is my privilege to work with men who… Learn more »

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Confronting Stigma and Stereotypes Around the World – Helping Men Heal: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Though together, I and my colleagues Gary Foster from Living Well, in Australia and Rick Goodwin, from 1in6 Canada have logged more than half a century working to help men heal from childhood sexual abuse, we traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia this past week, not to impart wisdom, but to learn from others. We gathered… Learn more »

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We Are Much More Than Our Experiences: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

In my various roles working with men who have experienced childhood traumas, I’m repeatedly reminded of the limiting nature of labels, which often morph into identities. Especially when the label has a negative connotation, it can be used to shame, to punish, or to diminish a person’s sense of self- worth.  (Think, ‘’he’s a drunk,”… Learn more »

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Passion for Change: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Is the 1in6 Board bored?  Hardly! Are they committed, engaged, passionate?  Absolutely! Having been an executive director in the non-profit field for the past 27 years, I can say with certainty that I’ve worked for the best boards anyone could hope to work for, and the current 1in6 board is no exception to that fact…. Learn more »

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May / June 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends, “I just need to tell someone…” As we closed out April and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I couldn’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… Learn more »

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