The Men's Project
1st Ontario Provincial Conference on Male Sexual Victimizations.
It was held March 17-18, 2008
Sheraton Centre Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Men's Project, an Ottawa / Cornwall registered charitable service
provider with the assistance of a grant from the Ministry of the Attorney General, hosted
About The Men's Project
From what was initially a volunteer run initiative, The Men's Project has
grown to become one of Canada's leading counselling and educational agencies
for men and their families, and in particular for all male survivors of
sexual abuse committed by males and females.
The Men's Project has witnessed incredible expansion of their funded services,
fee-for-service programs, and their training and consultation services.
Their mandate is "helping men
and their families build better lives".
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Health Canada Publication
"... the existence of a double standard in the care and
treatment of male victims, and the invisibility and normalization of
violence and abuse toward boys and young men in our society.
Despite the fact that over 300 books and articles on male
victims have been published in the last 25 to 30 years, boys and teen males
remain on the periphery of the discourse on child abuse.
Few workshops about males can be found at most child abuse
conferences and there are no specialized training programs for clinicians.
Male-centred assessment is all but non-existent and treatment programs are
rare. If we are talking about adult males, the problem is even
greater. A sad example of this was witnessed recently in Toronto. After a
broadcast of The Boys of St. Vincent, a film about the abuse of boys
in a church-run orphanage, the Kids' Help Phone received over 1,000
calls from distraught adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It is
tragic in a way no words can capture that these men had no place to turn to
other than a children's crisis line." Read More ..