Male Victims Training Series

What About Our Boys and Men?
Shining a Spotlight on the Sexual Abuse of Males

three teen boys sitting together, the one in the middle looking at the camera

Society is still in denial that males can be victims of sexual assault. Ignorance and minimization of the problem impede victims’ opportunities for rescue and for recovery. This training will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the male victim including their reluctance to disclose, the perpetrators who victimize them, the challenges they face in seeking help and how to support them in their recovery.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Identify one way in which the gender of the perpetrator impacts each of the following: disclosure, public response, prosecution and sentencing
  • Give two examples of how to use “trauma informed care” in counseling with victims of female perpetrators
  • Describe three of the key steps that can help victims become survivors
  • Explain how both awareness and empathy are necessary for the transition from victim to survivor
Presenter: Julie Brand, M.S.

Julie Brand, M.S. holds a Master's degree in Counseling and enjoyed a distinguished 25-year career as a school counselor. Now she uses her unique perspective as both counselor and survivor, to speak and to write about maternal incest. She combines research data, professional insights and her personal experiences to enlighten audiences about the reality of mother-daughter sexual abuse. In 2006, she founded CAPER Consulting (Child Abuse Prevention, Education and Recovery) dedicated to confronting the subject of mother-child sexual abuse. She published A Mother's Touch: Surviving Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse in 2007.

Resources

Please download a worksheet provided by the presenter.

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