Paths to Healing conference
a Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Survival
with a focus on addressing male survivors
Join us for a night of trivia in support of Paths to Healing! Teams will gather at Cargo Coffee (750 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703) from 7:00-10:00pm. Lots of chances to win prizes! MC by Contessa Piranha!
Teams, please pay in advance through Outreach. You can make a check out to Outreach and send it to 600 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703-3588 (608.255.8582). If you have questions, please ask for Angie. RSVPs are appreciated.
The cost is $25 per team in advance and $30 at the door.
June 11, 2015 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Goodman Community Center, Madison
Paths to Healing is a day-long conference to provide support and explore what we need to do as a community to respond to the needs of sexual abuse survivors. It is intended for child sex abuse survivors – particularly male survivors – supportive allies, advocates, health and mental health professionals, and law enforcement.
In its inaugural debut in 2013, the event drew 75 attendees from around the upper Midwest to explore child sex abuse survival with presentations from Representative Chris Taylor, MaleSurvivor, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and more.
In 2014, Paths to Healing included topics such as healing from childhood sex abuse (with an emphasis on male sex abuse), survivor activism, foregiveness, art and drama therapy, play therapy, a theater workshop, the impact and coping patterns, and a very special keynote by Dr. David Lisak (co-founder and current Board member of 1in6, a well-known national organization dedicated to male survivors of childhood sex abuse).
Focus of 2015:
The keynote will be given by Matt Sandusky (see bio), adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of molesting many boys.
There will be two breakout tracks, one for survivors and one for community members. More specific information will be forthcoming.
Community Track Topics
- Latino survivors - Veronica Lazo, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence
- Transgender survivors - michael munson, FORGE
- Human Trafficking - Briarpatch
Survivor Track Topics
- Coping skills - Canopy Center
- Mindfulness Meditation - Amanda Hellenbrand, Red Tail Hypnosis
- Healthy Boundaries - Shelby Mitchell, Safe Haven
Closing Panel: What can we all do in our communities? How to engage survivors in change and how they can empower themselves.
Paths to Healing will be held at the Goodman Community Center in Madison. The cost will be $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
- Registeration will open in early April
This event is presented by Solidarity with Child Abuse Victims/Survivors, in collaboration with OutReach, Inc, Rape Crisis Center, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, UNIDOS, Canopy Center, Proud Theater, and several individual donors.
Tax-deductible donations may be sent to OutReach, Inc., 600 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703. Checks should be made out to OutReach, but please make sure to indicate that it is for Solidarity with Child Sex Abuse Victims/Survivors or for Paths to Healing.