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You are not alone. Welcome to the MaleSurvivor community, which provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.


Network with other professionals facing the unique challenges of working with male survivors while also learning from men who are themselves healing from sexual victimization.

Weekends of Recovery

Discover a personal sense of community on MaleSurvivor's Weekends of Recovery as you connect in safety to other men on personal healing journeys.


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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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10 Daily Affirmations for Male Survivors

Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC, Co-Chairperson, MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery

  1. Recovery is absolutely possible and achievable for me.
  2. I will practice being disloyal to dysfunction and loyal to functionality.
  3. I give myself permission to connect to loving, affirmative, strong, sensitive, accepting men and women in my community.
  4. I release and forgive myself for any responsibility I have accepted in the past for my abuse.
  5. The abuser (s) from the past chose to hurt me; I will stop repeating the lie that it just happened to me.
  6. Offering myself daily compassion is necessary for my healing and growth.
  7. I commit to connecting to the boy inside me today so we can play, laugh and experience joy together, even if just for a minute or two.
  8. I believe deep inside me I possess the ability to face the truth of my abuse and to learn to use new tools for healing.
  9. I have the right and the ability to speak the truth of my abuse and deserve to be heard, understood, believed and supported.
  10. Feeling is healing; as I heal, I develop the ability to experience a wider range of emotions to enhance my health and connections to others.

To learn more about Dr. Howard Fradkin, click here

The 2015 Weekend of Recovery Schedule has been announced! Click here to view it.

January 21, 2014 - Boston, MA; Sharon Imperato, LMHC; Peter Botteas, MA, LMHC, CCC Male Victimization Across the Lifespan Forum
March 4-6 - Omaha, NE Christopher Anderson, Speaking of Children Conference Effectively Engaging with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

March 5-8 - New York, NY; Christopher Anderson, American Men's Studies Conference Workshop TBA

March 6-7 - Palm Springs, CA Dr. Howard Fradkin, It Happens to Boys Conference

March 10 - Sacramento, CA; Christopher Anderson Effectively Engaging with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
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March 11 - Santa Barbara, CA; Christopher Anderson Effectively Engaging with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
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April 17 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - The 2015 Child Protection Program Symposium - William Mitchell Auditorium

Looking Back and Moving Forward: A Critical Look at Sexual Abuse and Institutional Failure | Sponsored by the William Mitchell Child Protection Program and Jeff Anderson ‘75
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April 17 - 6:00 pm - Dare to Dream - Lyndon State College - Rita Bole Community Room - Lyndonville, VT 05851
April 24 - Boston, MA - Christopher Anderson; Victim's Rights Conference

Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Sequoia 2015 Weekend
Sequoia Retreat Center
March 27 - 29, 2015

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Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Silver Bay 2015 Weekend
Silver Bay YMCA
April 24 - 26, 2015

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Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Blue Ridge Assembly 2015 Weekend
Blue Ridge Assembly
May 15 - 17, 2015

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Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Guest House Retreat and Conference Center 2015 Weekend
Chester, Connecticut
July 17 - 19, 2015

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Hope Springs Institute, Peebles, Ohio

Alta Lodge Level 1 Weekend
Alta, UT
September 18 - 20, 2015

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