Resources for Males
National Human Trafficking Hotline
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR MALES
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists.
Find an AASECT) counselor in your area: https://www.aasect.org/referral-directory
Those most vulnerable to human trafficking are in our schools and youth organizations.
In the United States, the average age of entry into sexual slavery is 13, and about 80% of sex buyers do so for the first time before age 25.
NEST equips teachers and youth leaders with age-appropriate curriculum and resources to educate and empower youth – teaching them how to avoid being trafficked, how to stand up for victims of trafficking, and how to spread the word in their communities so that sexual exploitation and human trafficking become a thing of the past.
“Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse” by Mike Lew
For millions of men on the path to recovery, Victims No Longer is the next step.
The first book written specifically for men, Victims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to:
- Identify and validate their childhood experiences
- Explore strategies of survival and healing
- Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion
- Establish a support network for continued personal recovery
- Make choices that aren’t determined by abuse
Buy “Victims No Longer”at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Victims-No-Longer-Classic-Recovering/dp/006053026X
“Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory over Sexual Child Abuse” by Mike Lew
Presenting the first real investigation of what male sexual assault survivors themselves identify as most important during various stages of recovery, Leaping upon the Mountains contains powerfully moving contributions from hundreds of men of all ages and backgrounds throughout the United States and 45 other countries. It is not a work of fiction, but a compilation of many truths, many realities – a quilt pieced together from men’s experiences – forming an impressively triumphant pattern. Taken together, they state, lucidly and forcefully, that recovery work produces changes that are real, important, and permanent. Leaping upon the Mountains is a celebration of successful recovery.
Readers of Leaping upon the Mountains will discover:
- Insights and resources for all stages of recovery
- Encouraging and inspiring messages from other male survivors
- A large updated resource section providing concrete help to survivors and professionals
- Ways of reconnecting with their own strength and creativity
Buy “Leaping Upon the Mountains” at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Leaping-Upon-Mountains-Proclaiming-Victory/dp/155643345X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1464182494&sr=1-3
“Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition” byHarville Hendrix, Ph.D., in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD., originated Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents. Together they have more than thirty years’ experience as educators and therapists and their work has been translated into more than 50 languages, with Imago practiced by two thousand therapists worldwide. Harville and Helen have six children and live in New York and New Mexico.
Buy “Getting the Love You Want” at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Love-You-Want-Anniversary/dp/0805087001/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51TyVaEMHKL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=1AXAAC4J8K4Q7CMS7GWA
“Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brene Brown
In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth — and trust — in our organizations, families, schools, and communities
Buy “Daring Greatly” at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.ca/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592407331
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
See more at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168786/
An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
See more at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382396/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Not My Life Documentary
Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.
See more at: http://notmylife.org/#the-film
FINANCIAL & LEGAL AID
Full-ride scholarship for sex trafficking victims in the works at Christian college: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/19753/
Sabre sets up first-ever educational scholarship program for human trafficking survivors. See more at: http://www.sabre.com/insights/releases/sabre-sets-up-first-ever-educational-scholarship-program-for-human-trafficking-survivors/
University of Michigan Free Legal Services for Human Trafficking Victims:
The HTC is the first legal clinic solely dedicated to human trafficking in the United States. It offers students at the University of Michigan Law School the opportunity to gain practical skills in the legal fields related to helping victims of human trafficking. The students in the clinic also run community outreach and education initiatives and conduct research about the state of laws relating to human trafficking. Not only do the students gain valuable advocacy skills, they have been and will continue to be instrumental in protecting victims’ rights, in shaping the policy conversation, and in drafting the language used in amendments to trafficking laws. See more at: