Men Too: Unspoken Truths About Male Sexual Abuse

Men Too: Unspoken Truths About Male Sexual Abuse

by Dr. Kelli Palfy

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Overview

Male sexual abuse occurs far more commonly than previously suspected, yet too few victims ever seek support. Countless remain silent. They cope through avoidance, isolation, substance abuse, hyper-masculinity, etc.

Men Too: Unspoken Truths About Male Sexual Abuse is for male survivors and their supporters. It is an educational, heart-wrenching look at 13 male sexual abuse victims experience, written from the perspective of a retired police officer and registered psychologist.

Using their narrative accounts Dr. Palfy offers:


  • Healing for male victims through insight and support.
  • Strategies for parents and teachers to identify the grooming tactics of predators, plus suggestions to better protect children.
  • Information for helping professionals to recognize traumatized boys and men, plus explanations for why male victims often remain silent for so long.


Conversations about male sexual abuse need to increase. Men Too highlights the complex and unique barriers boys and men face during and after abuse. Help put them on the road to recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999292515
Publisher: Peaksandvalleyspublishing Inc
Publication date: 01/15/2020
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Cautionary Note

Introducing the Life of Jacob

PART 1: UNDERSTANDING OFFENDERS

PART 2: “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME”

The Men

Aaron: “I Didn’t Know Much About Sex”

Ricky: “I Liked the Attention”

Jacob: “How Could I Do That?”

Anthony: “Talk About It and It Will Kill You”

Garrett: “I Knew Something was Wrong”

Gordon: “My Dirty Little Secret”

Josh: “I Thought It Was My Fault”

Leon: “I Didn’t Remember”

Phillip: “It Never Occurred to Me that I Should Tell”

Leonard: “Why Do You Hate Your Mother so Much?”

Michael: “We Don’t Talk About That Kind of Stuff”

Allen: “I Thought I was Going to be in Trouble”

Julien: “He Stole My Voice”

PART 3: BARRIERS TO DISCLOSURE: WHY MEN DON’T DISCUSS SEXUAL ABUSE

PART 4: IDENTIFYING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

PART 5: WHAT ADULTS CAN DO TO PREVENT ABUSE OR DETECT IT SOONER

PART 6 A GLANCE AT THE BIGGER PICTURE OF ADULT MALE SEXUAL ABUSE

Conclusion

Appendix

Acknowledgments

Endnotes

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