The multi-trillion-dollar cost of sexual violence: Research roundup Letourneau, Elizabeth J.; et al. Child Abuse & Neglect. May 2018. The researchers tabulate the economic costs of child sexual abuse nationally, including costs related to health care, productivity loss, child welfare, violence and crime, special education and suicide. For this research,Continue Reading

7:30 – 9:30 pm 2nd & 4th Mondays 11 Edmonton Rd, Henderson, Auckland 0612 09 889 2553 or 021 174 9252 Before attending a peer support group contact a Better Blokes facilitator to complete induction to the group. Abusive power and control (also controlling behavior and coercive control) is the way that an abusive person gains and maintains power and control over another person in order to subject that victim to psychological, physical, sexual, or financial abuse. The motivations of the abuser are varied and can includeContinue Reading In the 1980s, British audiences smiled bemusedly at neurosis-laden Woody Allen films and the normality with which American television and cinema treated notions of therapy, meds and interventions. To a British ear, the protagonists of these human melodramas could seem self-absorbed, foolish and narcissistic; figures of fun to beContinue Reading The definition of facilitate is “to make easy” or “ease a process.” What a facilitator does is plan, guide and manage a group event to ensure that the group’s objectives are met effectively, with clear thinking, good participation and full buy-in from everyone who is involved. To facilitate effectively,Continue Reading The following aspects are – as shown in existing studies for an overview see [27,28] – the hallmarks of a successful prevention program: –  Prevention measures are directed primarily at adults and only secondarily at children and youth; this puts the responsibility for the protection of minors from sexualContinue Reading Male Survivors Canterbury Social Services Male Survivors Canterbury provide support services for men recovering from sexual harm. 21 Marshland Road, Shirley, Christchurch OPEN TODAY 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. PHONE (03) 377 6747 Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (MSSAT) – Otago Social Services Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse TrustContinue Reading How much sexual victimisation is there? We estimated 186,000 sexual offences were committed in 2013. While we found no statistically significant change between 2008 and 2013, we did record a decrease between 2005 (317,000) and 2013. When we look at the percentage of New Zealanders who were victims ofContinue Reading