Gay Men and Childhood Sexual

Gay Men and Childhood Sexual Trauma: Integrating the Shattered Self, by James Cassese, (ed.)

James Cassesse is a private practice psychotherapist in New York City specializing in the treatment of adult male supervisors of childhood sexual trauma. He is also on the faculty at New York University Graduate School of Social Work.

Silent Rage: African American Boys and Sexual Abuse

Silent Rage: African American Boys and Sexual Abuse, by Dr. Gabrie’l J. AtchisonJae Quinlan (Illustrator) (2010).

Silent Rage is an unprecedented exploration of Black boys and sexual abuse. Because being vulnerable is antithetical to cultural definitions of Black manhood, many boys choose to suffer in silence. The silence leads to self-destructive behaviors impacting families and communities. Based on a review of literature provided by therapists and Black male survivors, Silent Rage provides information, resources and hope for male survivors. In addition to survivors, partners and wives of survivors, parents and foster parents, social workers and students within Nursing, Social Work and African American Studies will find this book informative. Cover art “AKOBEN/PROTECT ME” by Jae Quinlan.

When a Man You Love Was Abused

When a Man You Love Was Abused: A Woman’s Guide to Helping Him Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation, by Cecil Murphey (2010). Kregel Publications

The numbers of males abused in childhood are sometimes listed as low as 5 percent or as high as 33 percent. Though statistics are controversial, no one disputes the fact that childhood abuse is a continuing problem―or that such abuse can have devastating effects on future relationships. For all women who know and love a survivor of sexual assault, best-selling author Cecil Murphey has penned an honest and forthright book about surviving―and thriving―despite past abuses.

Both informative and highly practical, Murphey helps women understand the continuing problems that abuse survivors may encounter, including hurtful memories, issues of self worth, and the need to feel in control. With sensitivity and encouragement, Murphey then explains what women can do to help bring about healing and forgiveness. Written with the empathy that only a true survivor can convey, When a Man You Love Was Abused is a timely piece of advice and encouragement.

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Male Survivors Video

Episode #13: Male Survivors – Engage by Uplift

Uplift- Online Communities Against Sexual Violence

Published on Oct 7, 2015

CALL TO ACTION: For this week’s call to action, we want you to think about why it’s harder for men to come forward after a sexual assault or abuse. What can we do as a community to make it easier for men to get the support that they need? Share your answers in the comments down below or on social media with the hashtag #EngageUplift.

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Engage by Uplift tackles the difficult issues surrounding sexual abuse that the YouTube and online communities face. We’re starting real talk for real change.

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