Male Victims Training Series

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

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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.

Agenda:
  • 9:00 – 10:30 - A Close Up Look at Female Sex Offenders
    in “Positions of Trust”
  • 10:40 – 12:15 - Understanding the Challenges Facing Male Victims
    of Sexual Abuse, Assault and Exploitation
  • 12:15 – 1:15 LUNCH
  • 1:15 – 2:20 - Supporting Male Survivors of Female Sex Offenders
  • 2:30 – 4:00 - Resiliency 101: From Victim to Survivor

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should contact Tiffany Anderson at tiffany.anderson@ciring.org or (805) 584-0525. Requests must be received by the registration deadline for each event.

For more information, questions, or grievances please contact Tiffany Anderson at (805) 584-0525 or email tiffany.anderson@cirinc.org.

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CEUs

Course meets qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #128510). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Associations of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) at the event for a fee of $45. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Camarillo, CA - August 28, 2017

The Camarillo Training is FULL

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  • August 28, 2017
  • 9am - 4pm
  • Provided with confirmation materials
  • Free
  • August 18, 2017

Fresno - August 30, 2017

The Fresno Training is FULL

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  • August 30, 2017
  • 9am - 4pm
  • Provided with confirmation materials
  • Free
  • August 21, 2017

Sacramento - September 6, 2017

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  • September 6, 2017
  • 9am - 4pm
  • Provided with confirmation materials
  • Free
  • August 28, 2017

 

Livestream Opportunity

This training is being livestreamed for rural agencies who cannot travel to the event. If you have a group of staff who would benefit from attending this training remotely please contact Tania Shaw at (707) 992-0834 or by email at tania.shaw@cirinc.org to find out more.

 

Limited space is available for livestreaming, priority will be given to underserved rural agencies in CA. You must contact us in advance to participate.