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What types of programs are being implemented for this victims?
Victoria
04/04/2012
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How hard is it for male victims of sexual violence to open up because of embarrassment?
Daniel Grab
03/19/2012
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Although this doesn't pertain to assisting male survivors, I was wondering if it was common for men who were victims of sexual violence to commit acts of sexual violence in their future?
Jerrica Conley
09/12/2011
arrow icon no it is not common. although many perpetrators are victims...
Dave
03/19/2012
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08/31/2011
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What is an effective approach to allow males survivors to feel comfortable sharing their stories?
Alisa Mabry
08/31/2011
arrow icon I let clients know that I am also a survivor of csa and rape...
Steve B
09/13/2011
arrow icon Ask first if they want you to interrupt to ask questions or ...
KenF
09/01/2011
arrow icon Build trust; let them know you are willing to listen to all ...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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How can advocates make sure we are meeting the needs of male victims?
Jess
08/31/2011
arrow icon Our agency does a telephone screening and schedule an appoin...
Dora Dowell
09/21/2011
arrow icon I think the best way to is to ask male victims female and ch...
michelle eppel
09/21/2011
arrow icon One of the big benefits of the MaleSurvivor conference (next...
KenF
09/01/2011
arrow icon Keep getting the word out about your services. We know that...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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I am interested in support groups as a resource for victims of male sexual abuse/assault. What are your recommendations around successfully establishing support groups for male sexual abuse/assault and als...
Anne
08/31/2011
arrow icon The group dynamic was very important in my recovery. The fe...
KenF
09/01/2011
arrow icon MaleSurvivor has a whole guidebook we have developed to help...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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What do you think can be done effectively to assist male sexual violence victims in the corrections systems throughout the United States?
Alisa Mabry
08/31/2011
arrow icon The Prison Rape Elimination Act was initiated by the federal...
TMatthews
08/31/2011
arrow icon While this is outside my field of expertise, I believe it is...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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Every boy or man survivor that I have worked with who was abused by a male has wondered if that meant that they were gay. What is the best reply that you would suggest?
EDITH
08/31/2011
arrow icon Having felt this confusion myself, I know how common this is...
KenF
09/01/2011
arrow icon This is a common consequence, to be confused about one's sex...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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What are some specific differences when treating male children who have been sexual abused vs female children who have been sexually abused?
Sheryl
08/31/2011
arrow icon Boys and men have a learned fear of not being tough or stron...
KenF
09/01/2011
arrow icon The biggest difference is that males are programmedlearn to ...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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As a professional who works with mostly women survivors it's hard to keep your own biases against males in check, since most often males are the aggressors. I worry that my biases inhibit my ability to ef...
Amber
08/31/2011
arrow icon You need to find balance. The men who victimize women are a...
KenF
08/31/2011
arrow icon yes, get some good training. Attend the next MaleSurvivor c...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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How are male victims of sexual violence different from female victims? And what steps can I take to better suit their needs?
Elise
08/31/2011
arrow icon The biggest difference is that men have a much more difficul...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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What has been the one aspect that seems to prevent males the most from reporting?
Nikki
08/31/2011
arrow icon Shame, shame, shame. Men have learned they shouldn't be vic...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
arrow icon Fear of being labeled a freak or danger is probably the lead...
KenF
08/31/2011
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Hello! In my organization, there are three advocates who do on-call work (among many other things) and carry a client load of victims of sexual assault and abuse. I chose to specialize outside of my usual ...
Brianne V.
08/31/2011
arrow icon You are right the resources are currently very limited. Exp...
KenF
08/31/2011
arrow icon www.safe4all.org and www.saveservices.org
philip cook
08/31/2011
arrow icon There are a whole host of resources on both websites; on www...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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What do you suggest when working with teenage boys who may have drug addictions or legal problems?
Darron Dunson
08/31/2011
arrow icon I assume you mean teenage boys who are survivors. It is imp...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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In starting up a support group for male survivors of sexual abuse, would it be more sensitive for the facilitator to be of the female gender or male gender?
Gina
08/31/2011
arrow icon When I first started my recovery work I would not even consi...
KenF
08/31/2011
arrow icon I think it is always preferable to have at least one male fa...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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When dealing with male survivors who are adolescent to teen boys, have you ever noticed the instance of boys using the method of smearing fecal matter on walls or household objects after using the bathroom...
Timothy Irwin
08/31/2011
arrow icon Thank you very much for your response Dr. Fradkin. I saw you...
Timothy Irwin
09/01/2011
arrow icon I don't work with adolescents or teens, however I would work...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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Do you see a rise of male clients in the past decade?
MSP
08/31/2011
arrow icon Absolutely there is a rise, thanks to much more publicity, s...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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Are there any good literature resources out there that would be beneficial to use and give to male clients that have been sexually abused? Thank You.
Monique
08/31/2011
arrow icon check out the bookstore at www.malesurvivor.org ; there are ...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
arrow icon Take a look at Rescuing Little Roundhead by Syl Jones. The ...
Maryann Gorski
08/31/2011
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I am curious whether you can recommend any literature on the incidence of sexual victimization among young males engaged in community violence (i.e. shootings, gang affiliation, etc.). I am curious whether...
Katie
08/31/2011
arrow icon I am not aware of any literature. I know the correctional s...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
arrow icon I am not aware of any such literature.
KenF
08/31/2011
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How do you help men have conversations about how sexual abuse (they received) is affecting their sexual marital relations? Is it best done in the context of a male group, or a marital group? How is this ...
fwwi
08/31/2011
arrow icon It is very common to have problems with sexual intimacy for ...
Howard Fradkin
09/01/2011
arrow icon This is a very common problem for men, struggling with intim...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
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Are there rape kits for male victims?
Glenis
08/31/2011
arrow icon Yes, there are. Our local SART personnel are using them (Ca...
Judith Burke
08/31/2011
arrow icon I do not know the answer to this.
KenF
08/31/2011
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Are male survivors reporting more in 2011?
Katherine
08/31/2011
arrow icon I don't know these statistics; I can tell you that MaleSurvi...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
arrow icon I believe they are, but I also believe the reporting rate is...
KenF
08/31/2011
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Discuss how life experience and societal influences impact elderly male victims (age 60 and older) speaking out and seeking support/assistance in case of sexual violence.
Vontrell Randal
08/31/2011
arrow icon Men 60 and older grew up in a time when talking about these ...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
arrow icon If the victimization occurs after age 60, then embarrassment...
KenF
08/31/2011
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What are your thoughts about the effectiveness of week long recovery intensives such as ALTA in Utah, Hope Springs in Ohio, or Family Wellness Warriors in Alaska?
Alisa
08/31/2011
arrow icon Our Weekends of Recovery program is only a weekend, not a we...
Howard Fradkin
08/31/2011
arrow icon Although we (in Alaska) agree that the presence and particip...
fwwi
08/31/2011
arrow icon I have attended the weekend programs such as Alta and it is ...
KenF
08/31/2011
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