Helping Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Trauma

Helping Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Trauma

Myth: Males can’t be victims of sexual abuse.
In fact, at least 1 in 6 males have experienced sexual abuse in their lifetime and statistics show that it’s not uncommon for the abuse to take place in childhood. Today we’re dispelling myths, talking signs and risk factors, and discussing what we can do to help our male survivors.

Resources:

James M. Smith, M.Ed., LPC

Greg Holtmeyer, M.Ed.

Understanding Rape Myths: A Guide for Counselors Working With Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

RAINN Hotline Sexual Assault of Men & Boys

The Bristle Cone Project – Portraits & Biographies of Male Survivors

Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on the Emotions and Behaviours of Adult Men from Three Ethnic Groups in the USA

 

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