Male Survivor Conference Begins Thursday

The 13th International Male Survivor Conference, "A World of Healing," begins Thursday, Nov. 15, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The annual event brings together survivors, psyschologists, academic researchers and members of the law enforcement community to discuss topics specific to male sexual abuse survivors. The four-day event includes workshops for survivors as well as for the family and friends of those who have been sexually abused. 

Speakers for this year's event include: 

– Christopher Anderson – executive director of MaleSurvivor and abuse survivor

– Joe Ehrmann – former NFL player, founder Coach for America and abuse survivor

– Dr. Howard Fradkin – founding board member of MaleSurvivor and author of JOINING FORCES: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive (Hay House/Nov 2012) who has counseled more than 1,000 male survivors of sexual abuse 

– Mitchell Garabedian – attorney who has represented survivors against the Catholic Church, the Boston Red Sox and is currently representing a survivor in the Jerry Sandusky caser

– Marci Hamilton – Paul R Verkuil Chair of Public Law at Cardozo Law School, author of Justice Denied: What America Must Do To Protect Its Children, who is currently representing a Sandusky survivor

– Matt Paknis – former assistant coach at Penn State, Brown and University of Rhode Island, and board member of MaleSurvivor

– Victor Vieth – director of the National Child Protection Training Center

For more information about this event, click here




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