October 31-November 2, 2014
More than 26 million boys and men in the United States have been, or will be, sexually abused at some point in their lives. Globally, more than 850 million males are estimated to be victims. Healing is possible, but for many survivors hope and support can be hard to find. Without greater awareness of the existence and needs of male survivors, the personal evolution from hurting to healing is made immensely harder.
MaleSurvivor's 14th International Conference will convene this fall, once again within the New York City metropolitan area. We are expecting hundreds of attendees from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds to join together to share their knowledge and support for the work of healing. We encourage survivors, mental health professionals, researchers, academicians and others to join us for more than 40 workshops, presentations, and discussions on the sexual victimization of boys and men.
Our opening speaker is Matt Sandusky - a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of his adoptive father, Jerry Sandusky. This will be one of Matt's first public appearances, after his groundbreaking interview with Oprah Winfrey, and we are honored and grateful that he will be joining us. His talk will set the tone for a weekend filled with courage and growth. We are proud to stand with Matt and the Peaceful Hearts Foundation in the important work of raising awareness and empowering survivors.
Joining Matt as featured speakers will be:
Lara Stemple, JD - Director of Graduate Studies at UCLA Law School and Director of the Health and Human Rights Law Project, will present her work concerning global issues in human rights and sexual abuse of boys and men and discuss her latest research The Sexual Victimization of Boys and Men: New Data Challenge Old Assumptions
Dr. Bryana French - Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas, who will discuss her landmark research: Sexual Coercion: Acknowledging Men as Victims
Dr. Christopher Skidmore, Clinical Education and Resources Coordinator, VA Mental Health Services Military Sexual Trauma Support Team who will be speaking on Military Sexual Trauma and Recovery in Male Veterans.
The MaleSurvivor International Conference has developed a world-renowned reputation as one of largest professional conferences with a singular focus on male victimization issues. Once again we will create a safe place for people to speak openly about the pain of abuse and the hope for healing. We hope you will join us and all of our conference supporters this fall for a weekend of hope, healing, and support like no other.
Early Registration Discounts available until September 1, 2014
Conference Dates: Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
Conference Venue: Newark Airport Marriott Hotel, Newark NJ
Discounted Room Rates of $127/night available!
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OVW GRANTEE NOTICE
Grantees from OVW's Rural and Transitional Housing Grant Programs have been conditionally approved to attend this conference. Grantees from the aforementioned programs are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees expend any funds related to attending this conference.
Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims Program grantees may be invited to attend without prior approval from their Grant Manager but they should send an email to their grant manager if they are going to attend the conference.
The reference number for this conference is OVW-2014-MU-008. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their "memo to the file". This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
This conference is co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University. IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content. IVAT is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (Provider #5659). IVAT adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. IVAT is approved by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE #33) to offer continuing education for LCSWs and MFTs. This conference meets the qualifications for up to 13 hours of continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states.
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