"That's a big number for sure,'' he says. "And you think of the social problems that untreated trauma causes: family break up, family violence, addiction.''
Time and the ability to tap into funding will tell how well these areas are addressed, suggests Rolfe.
Some of what the male survivors say is lacking, however, is readily available, says Rolfe.
Many men, for many reasons, do not reach out for help.
So input was sought from male survivors of sexual assault/abuse through a survey conducted in May 2013. Thirty eight Prada Sunglasses Spr 09s
male survivors completed the survey, a much stronger participation than Rolfe anticipated. as embarrassment, shame, fear and stigma.
"I want to see everyone healthy: men or women. It's not a gender thing. Rape and Sexual Assault Centre
A need to provide training for service providers to become better informed about male victimization.
Goodwin sees the need for a shingle that conveys a welcoming place for men where they can receive the best service, treatment or other assistance needed to get through such a heavy, at times crippling, life issue.
A need to raise awareness about the realities of male victimization in order to break down barriers and reduce stigma and shame for men.
Goodwin wants victims that are hesitant to seek help to realize that trauma recovery works, but not without time, effort and plenty of pain.
Goodwin says many, many men are in need of help. He estimates more than three million Canadian males have been victims of abuse, thus the name 1in6 Canada for the program he serves as national manager.
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Respondents also cited a lack of awareness of what services and supports are available as well as a lack of male specific services as keeping them from seeking help.
For instance, Victim Services can assist male survivors in pursuing legal action against their abuser. Rape and Sexual Assault Centre is male. She encourages men to reach out to the centre. There is no waiting list.
"Good therapy can diminish much, if not all, of the distressing elements that's connected to the past abuse,'' says Goodwin. "But it is an experience of going through hell. You have to go through hell to find recovery.''
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A workshop presented last fall presented the findings from the male survivor survey as well as the service provider survey conducted in the first two months of 2013. Rolfe says three areas emerged as requiring attention and action:
Goodwin stresses the need to contour programming to serve men, and then shout it's availability from the rooftops. Men in need of help need to know that services exist for them, and for them specifically.
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"I want to see everyone healthy: men or women,'' says Rolfe. "It's not a gender thing. Because if we're not all healthy, we all pay the price.''
He spoke with The Guardian after providing the training conference in Charlottetown last week to almost 100 local service providers, a group including healthcare professionals, counselors, justice workers and Victim Services workers.
needlessly suffering,'' says Rolfe. "We needed to understand this more and find ways to better engage men.''
A concerted effort is being made to change this culture of silent shame on Prince Edward Island. was launched in October 2012 with funding from the Department of Justice Canada.
A need to develop direct therapeutic services for men in a safe and male friendly environment.
Goodwin is a registered social worker behind a national initiative called 1in6 Canada a comprehensive, two day training program designed to enhance effective engagement with men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
"Well we know there's incredible shame with the experience of abuse and shame as emotion results in hiding essentially,'' says Goodwin. "So there are a lot of very valid reasons why men will continue to hide this issue from those who love Prada Card Holder Hk them.''
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