Spotlight on Heroes

By | 2017-06-13T20:45:37+00:00 January 11th, 2016|abuse by clergy, laws, media, men and boys, survivorship|

If you haven't seen the movie Spotlight yet, run don't walk to the nearest movie house showing it--while they still are. It's about real journalists doing the real work of uncovering institutional sexual abuse within the Catholic church. And the stories of real survivors who got together and came forward in the early days when [...]

stop the violence radio

By | 2017-06-13T20:45:38+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|events, media, men and boys|

If you want to hear the voices of real survivors of childhood sexual abuse, talking frankly about what happened to them and how they heal, check this out. Cliff Berkowitz, founder of KHUM in Northern California, DJs an eclectic morning show. For three weeks each November, he uses his show to raise awareness of interpersonal [...]

something you can do

By | 2017-06-13T20:45:38+00:00 November 4th, 2010|media, men and boys, Uncategorized|

Here's a nifty project that needs the attention of people who want to stop child child sexual abuse, raise awareness of the issue, and support survivors in their healing Dr. Michael Irving has been working on a monument for survivors. His metal sculpture, built on the artwork of survivors, needs to receive votes at the [...]

IVAT in San Diego

By | 2017-06-13T20:45:38+00:00 October 2nd, 2007|events, men and boys|

When I left home for the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma in San Diego, I felt unsure about the whole enterprise. There'd been a mix up about ordering books. My workshop had been paired with a report on sexual abuse and the military. And the book signing was scheduled for two days before [...]

male survivor film

By | 2007-06-21T14:28:45+00:00 June 21st, 2007|abuse by clergy, media, men and boys, websites and weblogs|

Here's something you might want to check out. A young filmmaker is producing a feature film that examines male experience of sexual abuse within the orthodox Jewish community. I haven't seen the film but have visited the website for Narrow Bridge http://www.narrowbridgefilm.com/. From his description and the website itself, the film appears to be about [...]

photos up

By | 2017-06-13T20:45:39+00:00 November 14th, 2006|book tours, events, men and boys, photos|

Today I've been working on my presentation for the Healthy Teen Network Conference in Anaheim on Thursday. But now that I've figured out how to get download photos onto this computer from my camera, I wanted to get up the pictures from the Instituto and CLA. Then, as I was working, I got an e-mail from Liz Bohm, one of the organizers of the event at Instituto Familiar de la Raza. Her description is so...

night in a hotel

By | 2006-11-11T23:53:55+00:00 November 11th, 2006|book tours, events, men and boys|

Finally, Internet access. Just because a hotel is pricey doesn't mean the wireless connection is free--or reliable. I'm at the California Library Association Conference in Sacramento, part of a mini California book tour. Tomorrow morning--after after the Beatty Award breakfast--I'll be setting up a poster session on Sexual Abuse in Young Adult Literature...