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This study was intended to contribute to a cross-validation of previous qualitative findings. To this end, interviews with adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse were content analyzed and coded by independent raters to derive a reliable set of psychological themes which together describe some of the legacy of abuse in men.
The psychological impact of sexual abuse: Content analysis of interviews with male survivors

SEXUAL assault is a traumatic, devastating experience for victims or survivors regardless of whether they are male or female. It takes enormous courage to face what has happened and embark on a journey of healing. This article talks about male survivors and the many social pressures and patterns of male conditioning that make it difficult to acknowledge being abused, to speak out about it, and to seek appropriate help in overcoming the trauma.
Sexual abuse of men and boys

The following page includes information to (1) help those looking for resources on the sexual abuse of boys and the lasting effects of childhood sexual abuse in the lives of men. (2)To provide resources for men who were sexually abused in childhood and want to know what professional researchers and therapists have learned, without having to read scholarly journals and books. (3) To provide resources for girlfriends, spouses, partners, friends and family members of men who were (or may have been) sexually abused in childhood.
Sexual Abuse of Males: Prevalence, Possible Lasting Effects & Resources

The following brochure addresses these questions: can men be sexually assaulted? what are typical reactions during or after a rape or sexual assault? What should I do it I am raped or sexually assaulted? It also talks about Sexual Assault and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Also available in Spanish.

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
 

The following questions and answers  are to help us learn about male survivors so that we stop treating them as invisible and start helping them to heal.
Also Available in Spanish.

Men Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted

The following page gives an overview of male rape. It also talks about male rape as an act of anti-gay violence and what to do if you are a victim. It also includes references and a bibliography for further information.
Male Rape

 

This series of four guides was originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking. The guides have since been adapted for use by other grantees and organizations that provide programs for victims of any type of crime.

The guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

 

This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

If your program intends to conduct a needs assessment or program evaluation, you must be aware of federal regulations that protect the privacy and confidentiality of persons involved in research (i.e., human subjects). This guide provides basic information about these federal regulations and explains how they pertain to your needs assessment or program evaluation.

Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

The other three guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
 

This guide is one of four guides originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

Use this guide to help you determine whether you have the resources and expertise within your initiative to plan and implement a needs assessment and program evaluation, or if it is best to hire a local evaluator to help you conduct these activities. This guide contains useful tips on what to consider in the decision making and selection processes of hiring a local evaluator. 

Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator

The other three guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

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