11th Annual IVAT Hawai’i Conference: Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent & Adult Trauma
“Breaking the Silence, Offering Hope, Healing, and Support for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault”
March 11, 2014 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM |Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, HI
Information & Registration:
Jim Struve LCSW, Co-Chair MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery Christopher M. Anderson, Executive Director, MaleSurvivor
A full—‐day training for clinicians, social workers, advocates and staff who want more information on working with male survivors of sexual abuse. CE credits available.
This workshop will explore issues surrounding the sexual victimization of males through the use of film, clinical case examples, personal sharing, and audience participation. Presented from both the clinician’s and the survivor’s perspective, we hope to help attendees better understand the complex, and often misunderstood, dynamics of being a male survivor and some of the unique challenges and pressures faced by this population.
Included will be a defining of terms, a focus on myths surrounding male sexual victimization, distinguishing features between male and female survivors, and understanding the clinical dynamics and after–‐effects of abuse. The workshop will also include information on the extent to which sexual abuse of males occurs and place that information into context.