Question: “ARE WE THERE YET?” Answer: “WE ARE ON OUR WAY.”

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On the progress we’ve made serving male survivors and debunking the myths of childhood sexual abuse.

You Don’t Need to Feel Ashamed

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Survivors of sexual abuse can’t simply flip the shame button to the off position. If only it were that easy…

” Shame and guilt only drives abuse underground where it thrives.”

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How Could You Love Someone Who Hit You?

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Sarafina Bianco, on reinventing herself five years after leaving an abusive relationship.

Healing from Abuse: ‘We Are Made To Soar’

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Mark Riser is traveling the world, filming the stories of child sex abuse survivors. His mission: to help them rise up and live their dreams.

Engaging Men in Gender Justice: My Women’s Studies Experience

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How do we support and empower women while also reaching out to and engaging men?

When Getting “Lucky” Really Isn’t a Good Thing At All

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Boys are often told that having a sexual experience with an older woman is a “badge of honor.” But many times such experiences can more accurately be described as a “traumatic experience” and even as a case of sexual abuse.

The Mixed Blessings of a Paradoxical Marriage

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Why would a well-educated, professional, intelligent, resourceful and socially conscious woman stay in a marriage in which love and fear shared the same bed?

The Disposability of Boys

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The UN’s recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed against boys that are part of a disturbing and hidden global trend.

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How Men Can Support Women Post Sexual Abuse

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Two years ago his wife was kidnapped, stabbed, shot and sexually assaulted by nine men. Here’s the story, the mistakes he made in trying to help and the lessons he wants to put into the world for other men who may find themselves in a similar situation.

Resilience is About Survival, in Whatever Form it Takes

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Peter Pollard on how he sees resilience as the beautiful light that overcomes the darkness of trauma.

But I Don’t Always Have Enough Light For My Own Path

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Cecil Murphey, a sex abuse survivor, offers a moving meditation about what he’s learned on the path to healing.

Are Youth Offenders Victims As Well?

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We must move beyond seeing youth offenders as merely criminals. They are victims in need of love as well.

Reflections on Five Years of Healing and Speaking Out

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James Landrith has spent five years speaking out as a male rape survivor. Here is what he has learned.

Forgiveness: The Key to Healing From Abuse

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How Nannette Ricaforte found healing from abuse through her fight against human trafficking.

Boys Become Men: On Recovering from Childhood Trauma in Healthy Ways

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Childhood trauma, its impact on men and boys, and how to support other men’s efforts to cope with those impacts in healthy ways.