Male Survivor International Conference – Evolution From Hurting to Healing


evo•lu•tion : a process of slow change and development

For boys and men who have been abused healing can seem like an impossible dream. But Healing is Possible. That’s one of the “Seeds of Hope”* that we often share with survivors and their loved ones. The work of recovery is summed up well by this year’s theme: Evolution: From Hurting to Healing 

That theme will serve as a backdrop to 3 days of workshops and presentations for survivors and all our partners in healing at MaleSurvivor’s 14th International Conference. And we are proud to announce that opening the conference, for one of his first public appearances, will be Matt Sandusky. Matt – a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of his adopted father, Jerry Sandusky, has a story to share that perfectly embodies the theme of personal evolution. Matt will be joined by some of the world’s leading researchers, practitioners, and survivors. Once again we will create a safe place for people to speak openly about the pain of abuse and the hope for healing.

The MaleSurvivor International Conference has developed a world-renowned reputation as one of largest professional conferences with a singular focus on male victimization issues. We hope you will join us as we welcome hundreds of survivors, mental health professionals, researchers, law enforcement and legal professionals, and many others for workshops, presentations, and discussions on a wide range of topics including:

  • International and national work with refugees, the trafficked, prisoners of war

  • Sexual abuse within institutions- educational, religious, athletic, military, child welfare, health care, criminal justice organizations, family structures and dynamics of abuse.

  • Psychotherapeutic and expressive arts approaches to healing

  • Personal journeys of healing Managing substance abuse and self-medication

  • Fatherhood as a healing experience, a challenge, and an opportunity for growth

  • Creative inclusion & support of partners of male survivors

Conveniently located in the heart of Newark Airport, the Newark Airport Marriott is easily accessible from all Terminals via Shuttle Bus. The Marriott offers a modern, convenient location for conference attendees from the NYC area, and around the world, and state of the art amenities including onsite gym and pool, business center, and restaurant. Access to NYC is available via shuttle bus, express bus, train, and car.

Conference Room Rate $127/night – click here to reserve 

Sexual violence is a human rights issue, not just a women’s issue or a men’s issue. All of us can be victims, and all of us can play a role is stopping others from being hurt. I hope you will join us this fall for a weekend of Hope, Healing, and Support unlike any other.

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Marriott Hotel
Newark Liberty International Airport
1 Hotel Road,Newrk, New Jersey 07114 USA

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