SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice”
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Male survivors of sexual abuse are finally finding help, healing and recognition through organizations like MaleSurvivor and passionate advocates like Executive Director, Christopher Anderson.
Before the time when news reports came out about boys being molested by clergy and leaders of boys groups, the public had no idea of the scope of the issue. Boys and men who are survivors of sexual abuse often did not report their abuse and lived with the trauma for years. Slowly the public is becoming more educated about the myths surrounding male survivors of sexual abuse, learning that, like their female counterparts, they deserve the same treatment in all aspects of the issue of sexual abuse.
MaleSurvivor has been instrumental in creating a community and provides essential resources for males who have been sexually victimized at any age. Please join the show and become active in your stance against sexual abuse of any kind.
Christopher Anderson is the Executive Director of MaleSurvivor. A passionate advocate for the rights of survivors of sexual abuse, Chris joined the organization in 2007 after coming to understand the extent to which the sexual abuse and trauma he suffered as a child profoundly affected his life. He now speaks publicly about his own experiences as a survivor of sexual abuse, how MaleSurvivor helped him progress in his own healing, and about how vital it is that we offer our support to survivors.
In 2007, he wrote and co-presented, “Ten Things Every Therapist Should Know About Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse” at MaleSurvivor’s International Conference with Ken Followell, and working on a follow up presentation entitled “Ten Things Every Partner of a Male Survivor of Sexual Abuse Needs to Know.” Chris also collaborated along with a number of other MaleSurvivor Weekend of Recovery Alumni on Dr. Howard Fradkin’s upcoming book, Joining Forces.
Chris has attended 3 MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery and was one of the 200+ survivors who took part in the historic Oprah Winfrey Show special episodes highlighting the truth of Male Sexual Abuse and it’s effect on the victims and society at large that aired in November 2010. Chris is also a founding member of the Males For Trauma Recovery workgroup (M4TR) organized by Subtance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). A member of Local One, IATSE, Chris worked as a stagehand on and off Broadway until 2011. He currently lives in New York City with his wife, Jane. Chris graduated in 1996 from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD with a BA in Liberal Arts.
Many of the resources available at MaleSurvivor include a members forum where topics and personal experiences can be discreetly discussed. One of the most popular discussions is Some things you can do if news coverage of stories about abuse, violence, and/or trauma are triggering you. Survivors of sexual abuse can discuss information and experiences with over 11,000 other members of the forum and use resources available to help in their personal healing.
Christopher Anderson is a regular contributor to The Good Men Project where readers can tap into his many articles cover a variety of topics and opinions about current events.
Shattered Lives: MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher Anderson
- The Survivors Guide Project (toysoldier.wordpress.com)
- Evangelicals Behind Catholics on Abuse (tabamantia.wordpress.com)
- Guilt (ssaitco.wordpress.com)
- 20 Wrong Things To Say To Sexual Abuse Survivors (projecteve.com)