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PEER SUPPORT GUIDE

“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness.”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Would you like to know how to create a peer support group in your community? Download MaleSurvivor’s Peer Support Guide.

You can post information about a peer group in the “Classifieds” Forum on the MaleSurvivor Discussion Forums.

More and more research is providing support for a principle that MaleSurvivor has understood since it’s earliest days – bringing survivors together in an environment where we can speak in safety and receive support from others can be a critical part of healing from trauma and sexual abuse.

From the guide:

Many survivors wish to have a place in their lives where they can speak openly and be heard without fear; a place where they are not seen as broken, where their defense mechanisms are seen for what they are. Survivors desire a space where the issues they suffer seem more normal. They want the ability to speak out and be understood. Survivors want to claim what they’ve long been denied: feelings of safety, acceptance and empowerment. Delivering this is the essence to the peer support group.

For more information and questions about peer support groups, email Das Chapin at das@malesurvivor.org

Disclaimer: The guide is for informational purposes and does not constitute clinical, medical, or legal advice. Materials created and disseminated by MaleSurvivor.org website are intended to provide visitors with resources for their education and information and does not constitute endorsement of any person, group, or organization by MaleSurvivor or it’s agents.
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