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Featured Documentaries

Boys and Men Healing
by Kathy Barbini & Simon Weinberg
A Big Voice Pictures Production, 2010

Boys and Men Healing premiered at the MaleSurvivor 12th International Conference in New York City on March 19, 2010. It was our privilege to also welcome to the conference the three courageous men who were featured in the film, Mark Crawford and David Lisak, both of whom are members of MaleSurvivor, as well as Tony Rogers and film producer Kathy Barbini.

Boys and Men Healing is an excellent education and training resource that is now being distributed throughout the United States, as well as worldwide.

 

Back on Track - Men talking about Childhood Sexual Assault

Back on Track Men talking about Childhood Sexual Assault
by SECASA (South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault)

Back on Track is a unique uplifting short film about the healing journeys of men who have experienced childhood sexual assault. To view a trailer of this documentary, please click on the above graphic.

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While we offer information about the following organizations and include their website contact information, the views presented at these sites are not necessarily those of MaleSurvivor. We do not continually monitor changes to these sites, thus we make no claims about the quality or accuracy of opinions and information you might find.

If you are aware of an organization who works with survivors that we have not listed, please let us know about them.

MALE SURVIVOR WEBSITES

Real Stories Gallery Foundation - Real Stories Gallery Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, facilitates contemporary storytelling and collective witness through the ARTS for the purpose of raising awareness and evoking social change. Through artistic storytelling, Real Stories works to break the silence surrounding sexualized violence directed at boys, the international sex trade in boys and human rights violations surrounding pediatric HIV/AIDS.
http://www.real-stories-gallery.org/

The Actor's Fund - The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.
http://www.actorsfund.org/

Protect Our Defenders - We honor, support, and give voice to the brave men and women in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. We seek to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence, systems that often re-victimize survivors by blaming them while failing to prosecute perpetrators.
Male Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma Forum

Matrix Men - http://www.matrixmensa.blogspot.com/

MALE ABUSE AWARENESS WEBSITE - http://www.help4guys.org/

Safe4athletes' mission is to Advocate for athlete welfare where every athlete is provided a safe and positive environment free of sexual abuse, bullying and harassment.
http://safe4athletes.org/

Nirvana Now! - Nirvana Now's vision is that every child will grow up in a safe, loving, and stable family. Adult and child survivors of sexual abuse will be provided support services during their recovery. Nirvana Now! will lead the nation in public will to realize this vision.
http://mynirvananow.org/
Nirvana Now! Sistas Movin' on Speak Out!

Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness Treatment Healing Coalition of NWO - The mission of the Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness Treatment Healing Coalition (SA PATH) of NWO is to work to eliminate all forms of child sexual abuse and sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of survivors and co-survivors in northwest Ohio.
http://mynirvananow.org/
SA Path Coalition of NWO

The Coalition the 3rd Monday of each month from 11:30-1:00 at Cordelia Martin Health Center on Division @ Nebraska in Toledo Ohio. More information: cece@mynirvananow.org or 419.729.0245 or http://www.mynirvananow.org/SexualAbusePATHCoalition.html

1in6 - offers a wealth of information and resources on its website, including an online helpline and a lending library, for men who have experienced unwanted or abusive childhood sexual experiences and those who care about them. Their site is for men at various stages of seeking information and help, including those who don’t see themselves as “survivors” or their experiences as “abuse.” 1in6 also provides trainings for therapists and other professionals.
http://www.1in6.org/

End Abuse Now - is a page about the Hearing Healing Hope program of support groups for sexually abused men based in Owen Sound ON and serving Grey-Bruce counties, including at least one First Nations reserve. The program is explicitly understanding and supportive of First Nations traditions and culture. The page is part of a larger site called End Abuse Now, sponsored by the Grey Bruce Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee.
http://www.endabusenow.ca/node/93

The Gatehouse is a community-based agency in the west end of Toronto which offers a wide range of services for victims of child abuse and their families -- notably peer-facilitated support groups for men sexually abused as boys.
http://www.thegatehouse.org/

John Howard Society - Supporting Adult Men – Male Adult Survivors of Abuse, Substance Abuse, Harm Reduction, Domestic Violence and Anger Management.
http:// www.johnhowardtor.on.ca

The Men's Project, based in Ottawa ON, offers a wide range of individual and group services for men, including men who've been sexually abused. http://www.themensproject.ca

The Silence to Hope Project - focus on assisting male sexual abuse survivors who have been sexually victimized by representative of the Catholic Church in this part of South Western Ontario
http://www.rcec.london.on.ca/abuse/SilenceHopeHealing.htm

The Victims Resource Center provides a wide range of services to men, women and children who are victims of crime. These services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, counseling and advocacy for victims. VRC also provides numerous educational programs for students of all ages, professionals and community groups.

The Victims Resource Center is private, confidential and it's services are free. If you or someone you know is a victim of crime, VRC can help. We guide clients toward the path of healing.
http://www.vrcnepa.org/index.php

General Survivor Websites

The Awareness Center - International Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA) dedicated to addressing childhood sexual abuse in Jewish communities worldwide.
www.theawarenesscenter.org

Being in Movement - is a website that focuses on body awareness and empowerment in a number of areas of application, one of which is abuse recovery. By learning how to open and balance their breathing, muscle tone and posture, abuse survivors can develop a state of calm alertness and compassionate power, which will serve as a foundation for their healing journey. All the resources on the website concerning abuse work are grouped together at www.being-in-movement.com/flyers.htm

Big Voice Pictures - This is the website of documentary film producers Kathy Barbini and Simon Weinberg. Big Voice Pictures produces documentaries that give voice to emerging and cutting-edge social issues, with the intention of motivating discussion, effecting change, and offering new insights and hope for individuals, families, and communities. Most recently, Big Voice Pictures has produced the film Boys and Men Healing, which premiered during MaleSurvivor’s 12th International Conference. This documentary is about the impact that sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. The film portrays courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives—while giving them a powerful voice to speak out, and take bold action toward prevention for other boys.
www.bigvoicepictures.com

The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) - works toward public education and awareness regarding child abuse of all kinds. They have taken a special interest in sexually abused men as an underserviced population; and they sponsor many educational workshops on issues faced by male survivors.
www.ccfaa.com

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CIBC) of Ontario, is a program of The Ontario Government's Ministry of the Attorney General, Victim Services Secretariat (OVSS). This program offers financial compensation for victims of crime in Ontario, designed to cover both "pain and suffering" and costs of treatment and rehabilitation. As such, it has been of great help to many adult (male and female) survivors of sexual abuse, especially those who cannot otherwise afford private therapy. On this page there is information about a 24/7 Victim Support Line (VSL) operated by OVSS.
www.cicb.gov.on.ca/en/index.htm

Just Detention International seeks to end sexual violence committed against men, women, and children in all forms of detention.
www.justdetention.org

The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (DAHMW) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, and is a member of the Maine Association of Nonprofits. DAHMW is at the forefront of today’s new perspectives on Intimate Partner Abuse and actively assists the research community. Their mission is To provide crisis intervention and support services to victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and their families in order to help survivors recover from the trauma of IPV. We work toward the elimination of IPV by increasing public awareness and decreasing tolerance of IPV through community collaboration and education. DAHMW strives to improve the quality and safety of the lives of victims who are seeking peace in their homes and in their daily existence. http://dahmw.org/

Many Voices is a bimonthly, internationally distributed print newsletter, founded in 1989, for people recovering from severe child abuse or trauma
www.manyvoicespress.com/

Men Healing My name is Jamie, a 41-year old man living in Toronto, Canada, who has survived childhood sexual abuse. I decided to reach out to other male survivors through the Men Healing podcast. Many of us who have survived sexual abuse often feel isolated and alone in our struggle, and many of us are physically isolated by geography as well. My hope is that any man who has been living with the effects that this childhood trauma brings about, could find some hope, inspiration, help, and encouragement through my podcast. Fortunately, today's technology will allow this message of hope to reach places where neither resources nor support are available.

Please join me for an amazing, meaningful journey of healing and spread the word that we are here to help and give confidence that healing is absolutely possible.
http://menhealing.libsyn.com/webpage
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/men-healing-podcast/id477162195
https://twitter.com/#!/menhealing

MILITARY RAPE CRISIS CENTER
www.stopmilitaryrape.org/

The National Sexual Violence Resouce Centerserves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.
http://www.nsvrc.org/

OAESV
www.oaesv.org
The mission of the OAESV is to work to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of survivors and co-survivors of sexual violence. OAESV is a coalition of sexual assault and affiliate organizations, as well as individuals throughout Ohio working to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. OAESV provides support, advocacy, and public policy information to organizations working to advocate for the rights and need of survivors and co-survivors of sexual violence.

    As Ohio's state sexual assault coalition, OAESV:
  • Serves as membership associations for local services providers
  • Advocates for improvements in laws, services, and resources for survivors of sexual violence and their service providers
  • Provides support, advocacy, policy information, and training/technical assistance

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General's Victim Services Secretariat
(the parent agency of the CICB described above). www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/about.asp

Our Voice - In the pursuit of a community that is free of sexual violence, Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County, North Carolina, affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy and education. http://www.ourvoicenc.org/

Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) provides national Helpline community support and assistance on issues related to Megan’s Law, sex offender management and sexual assault prevention. We are a New York State Certified Rape Crisis Center and are funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the National Megan’s Law Helpline to support the community when sex offender notifications are implemented and to provide appropriate law enforcement referrals when registrants are failing to comply with registration requirements or are in positions of trust which may pose a risk to public safety.

You can contact PFML/CVC trained staff who are available to support you and your community at 1 (888) 275-7365. We would also request that you link to our website (www.parentsformeganslaw.org) to provide your community with up-to-date information regarding sex offender registration and notification laws and links to sex offender registries nationwide.

PAVE | Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowermentis a 501c3 national nonprofit organization that uses social, educational and legislative tactics to shatter the silence of sexual violence. www.pavingtheway.net

POKROV.ORG – A resource for survivors of abuse in the Orthodox Churches
www.pokrov.org/

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and rainn.org) in partnership with over 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. The hotline has helped more than 1.4 million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. For more information about RAINN, please visit rainn.org.
www.rainn.org/

Rape Recovery Center of Salt Lake City Mission Statement: To empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, and therapy and to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence. http://raperecoverycenter.org/about-us/

Safer Society Foundation - Work to engage survivors, treatment professionals, persons with sexual behavior problems, family members, friends, policy makers, researchers and educators in creating evidence-based strategies for preventing sexual abuse, supporting those who have been abused, and managing those who have abused. The Safer Society Foundation provides resources through the Safer Society Press, their National Databse of Professionals, as well as their website at http://www.safersociety.org/

Safe Society Zone works to address sexual assault prevention in schools
www.safesocietyzone.com

The Sidran Institute – is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of international scope that helps people understand, recover from, and treat: traumatic stress (including PTSD) dissociative disorders, and co-occurring issues, such as addictions, self injury, and suicidality.

The Sidran Institute develops and delivers educational programming resources for treatment, support and self-help trauma-informed community and professional collaboration projects and publications about trauma and recovery.

Sidran’s constituency is made up of any individuals or organizations touched by the effects of trauma, including adults, adolescents, and children who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events, supportive friends and family members, health, mental health, crisis, public safety, and victims services professionals support networks, schools, faith communities, and more.
www.sidran.org/

Speaking out against Rape, Inc.® (SOAR®) runs national awareness, education and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence and enhance the public's understanding and acceptance of rape victims.
www.soar99.org/about.html

SNAP - The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests US, national support group for women and men abused by religious authority figures.
http://www.snapnetwork.org/

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) is a human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services: straight men, GLBT victims, teens, and the elderly. We promote services for all victims and accountability for all perpetrators.
http://www.safe4all.org/

Survivors Healing Center
http://www.survivorshealingcenter.org/

SITES TO HELP SURVIVOR’S FAMILIES

Parents for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC)provides national Helpline community support and assistance on issues related to Megan's Law, sex offender management and sexual assault prevention. We are a New York State Certified Rape Crisis Center and are funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the National Megan's Law Helpline to support the community when sex offender notifications are implemented and to provide appropriate law enforcement referrals when registrants are failing to comply with registration requirements or are in positions of trust which may pose a risk to public safety.

You can contact PFML/CVC trained staff who are available to support you and your community at 1 (888) 275-7365. We would also request that you link to our website (www.parentsformeganslaw.org) to provide your community with up-to-date information regarding sex offender registration and notification laws and links to sex offender registries nationwide.

Reform the Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse - working towards the extension and/or removal of civil statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse. By allowing access to the courts, we can ensure that victims will get the justice that they deserve.

At the same time, experiences with statute of limitations reform in several jurisdictions have demonstrated the power of such action to allow society at large to identify predators and bring them to justice. When history has shown that child predators are generally not one-time offenders, the reform of statutes of limitations have the ability to protect the next generation of potential victims.
http://www.sol-reform.com/

Stop Child Predators brings together an influential team of policy experts and community leaders with the real-world experience and a track record of proven results to achieve these goals. Numerous organizations and individuals across the country are motivated by the shared goal of protecting children and holding their victimizers accountable. Stop Child Predators seeks to harness their work and expertise by making one concerted effort to produce meaningful and immediate results. Stop Child Predators will help:


  • Parents of child victims to tell their stories
  • Law enforcement advocates to develop solutions
  • Decision makers to find stronger and more effective policies

Through outreach, education, and advocacy, Stop Child Predators is dedicated to advancing three goals in every state across the USA:

  • Penalty enhancements - Under current federal law, and in many states, offenders convicted of aggravated sexual abuse, abusive sexual contact, or sexual exploitation against children may not face imprisonment. Stop Child Predators is working with lawmakers and law enforcement to establish penalty enhancements for those found guilty of committing sexual offenses against children.
  • Integrated nationwide sex offender registry - twenty three states have lost track of between 10% and 50% of their sex offenders. Stop Child Predators is committed to promoting an efficient and seamless integrated nationwide sex offender registry that is easily accessible to all communities.
  • Victims' representation - Stop Child Predators believes strongly in protecting the rights of and providing a voice for all victims. Victims and their families should not only be heard during the sentencing of child predators, they should also be notified prior to the offender's release into the community.

http://www.stopchildpredators.org/

Sites to help Parents who are Dealing with Child Who Have Been Sexually Abused or Molested

Bikers against Child Abuse
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
http://bacaworld.org/

CHILD HELP USA Exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children.
http://www.childhelp.org/

The National Child Protection Training Center strives to significantly reduce and seek an end to child abuse, neglect and all other forms of child maltreatment in three generations through education, training, awareness, prevention, advocacy and the pursuit of justice. The Center promotes reformation of current training practices by providing an educational curriculum to current and future front-line child protection professionals around the nation so that they will be prepared to recognize and report the abuse of a child.
http://www.ncptc.org/

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