Child Abuse Sexual Assault

Giving Voice to the Last Silent Victims

OJJDP and the National District Attorneys Association are hosting a webinar on male sexual violence survivors, Giving Voice to the Last Silent Victims. The session is being held 16 October from 2-3pm ET. Roger Canaff is the featured speaker. Click through for details.

From the site:

Male survivors of child sexual abuse are among the most underserved of all victim populations. Although as many as 1 in 6 boys may experience sexual abuse, the vast majority never reveal their abuse in time to seek a criminal justice response, and many go through adulthood without seeking counseling or assistance. Many are also burdened by myths, cultural limitations, expectations about masculinity, and other issues that keep them from seeking help. Working with male victims of sexual abuse at any age requires a thorough understanding of these dynamics so communication can proceed, healing can take place, and when possible, justice can be sought through either the civil or criminal process. This Webinar will address common dynamics associated with male victimization, common tactics that predators use against boys, and how these issues can be overcome.

Register for the session here.