weekends of recovery


Male Survivor recently collaborated with Yale University and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in producing the following two videos about Male Survivors and Research:

Amy Ellis
Let Your Voice Have Impact: Demystifying Research Amy E. Ellis, Ph.D., clarifies and explains research methodology and the scientific method.

Chris Anderson
Male Survivors: You Are Not Alone with Chris Anderson, leading expert on male trauma, discusses how research played a critical role in his own healing.


Understanding and Healing Sexually Betrayed Boys and Men
Listen as Dr. Richard Gartner, nationally recognized expert in male sexual abuse draws upon his many books including his two new edited books, Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men:The Trauma of Sexual Abuse AND Healing Sexually Betrayed Men and Boys: Treatment for Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Trauma (in press) to invite understanding and healing of sexually betrayed man and boys.


Former MS Executive Director Chris Anderson has created a fact sheet on Trauma & PTSD in Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (PDF).

Chris also discusses the issue in this YouTube video.

These materials were produced by Division 56 of the American Psychological Association.


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Aug. 11-13, 2017
MaleSurvivor Level 1 Weekend of Recovery, Alta UT
• WOR Level 1, “Dare to Dream,” Description and Schedule (PDF)
WOR Level 1, “Dare to Dream” Promotional Flyer (PDF)
• Online Registration

MaleSurvivor has been conducting 3-Day Weekends of Recovery (WOR’s) throughout the US & Canada since 2001. Facilitated by a team of trained therapists and educators who adhere to the highest ethical standards of their clinical professions. These healing weekends provide adjunctive support for any mate – 18 or older – who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or as an adult.


10 Daily Affirmations for Male Survivors

by Dr. Howard Fradkin
  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.

What is MaleSurvivor?

Quick Facts about Male Sexual Abuse

  1. As many as 1 in 4 males will be sexually abused in their lifetime.
  2. Boys and men can be significantly traumatized by sexual abuse.
  3. Most sexual abuse of boys is perpetrated by persons they know.
  4. The majority of male victims of sexual abuse DO NOT become perpetrators.
  5. Both male and female perpetrators commit acts of sexual abuse against males.

For more information visit our “Facts” section