In order to reach the goal of helping men in their recovery process, the programs of 1in6 focus on men between 18 and 30 years old. However, the resources and information we offer are not exclusive to this age group. It extends to men of all ages.
We recently delivered a one-day training session to Las Vegas therapists to tackle the issue of sexual abuse, along with Executive Director of 1in6 Canada Rick Goodwin. The goal was to provide training to licensed clinicians who currently, or will eventually, work with adult men who’ve experienced sexual abuse.
1in6 and The Nevada Community Foundation reached out to three major service providers in the Las Vegas area – The Rape Crisis Center, Bridge Counseling Associates and The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center). We invited them to the training and explained that clinicians would benefit from the training in several ways.
The training included…
- Male-centric therapy for male survivors of sexual abuse and assault
- Male socialization and components of conventional masculinity
- Impact and repercussion of sexual violence of male survivors
- Various approaches for dealing with trauma among male survivors
Our hopes for the trainees were to better understand the issue of sexual abuse among men and to feel empowered that there are ways to work with men affected by the abuse.
Rick and I noticed that the participants were engaged, which truly meant a lot to us. Many expressed greater acuity in understanding male clients in their caseloads. Some discussed how dedicated programming for male survivors could be considered in their future service planning.
Please feel free to visit our website for resources and information about sexual abuse of men. We hope these resources will help those affected by the issue in their recovery process.
Founder & Executive Director of 1in6