Resources for Male Survivors
Welcome to all male survivors and their friends and families.
The world is progressing at a rate the likes of which we have never seen before. Sadly, however, some aspects of this progress are not as prevalent as we would like. One of these aspects is the embracing of males as victims and survivors of abuse. Although it is slow to progress, it is progressing none the less.
We would like you to know that you are accepted. We would like the opportunity to help you on your healing journey. You are not alone.
Some statistics indicate that 1 in 6 boys are abused before the age of 16. However, most studies suggest the true numbers cannot be clearly defined, due to underlying variables.
It is common for one to build a fort around one's heart in order to protect against further hurt. This may work temporarily, but it will ultimately be harmful. It is okay to take that step forward and begin the healing process. You are not weak and you are not deficient. You are strong and useful. You do have much to offer to the world.
Here is a list of resources to help you on your way.
1in6.org is an organization established to help men understand their abuse and seek help for it. They promote communications, compaigns, and professional services for men like you.
Here is some of what they offer
Online SupportLine | Online Therapy (for residents of California only until further notice) | Statistics | For residents of Canada | Events | Retreats and Workshops | Australian Partners
jimhopper.com is a site written by Jim Hopper, Ph.D. which provides a look into his clinical research, provides details of abuse statistic and abuse research, and detailed examples of how results are obtained. His extensive resources and references provide a good starting point for independent research you wish to conduct.
- Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect
- Male Sexual Abuse Victims of Female Perpetrators
- The Affects of Sexual Abuse on Males
- Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse