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Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Beginning the Recovery Process image

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Beginning the Recovery Process

Drawing on the direct experiences of the course leader and other males' personal journeys from sexual abuse, this course has been designed for both male survivors wanting to explore and start the recovery process and practitioners, family members and friends who want to understand and help male survivors begin their recovery process.

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There are some Scholarship Places for people from developing countries to access this course.  Please email Karen Taylor for more details -

N.B. - You can access this course without being a member of the Recovery College - although we would recommend if you want to get full benefit of the course that you are a member.  To find out more about Recovery College membership - CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, queries or require more information about any aspect of this course - please do not hesitate to contact Jim Campbell, Recovery College Manager -

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Statistics show that up to 1 in 6 males have experienced sexual abuse and are living with the consequences of sexual abuse.  This reality is often not acknowledged by services and by society as a whole, but is apparent in the high level of suicide attempts, the heavy use of alcohol and drugs, aggression, prostitution, homelessness and criminal offences amongst male survivors of sexuall abuse.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about the myths of sexual abuse in society.
  • Examine the different cultures that sexual abuse occurs.
  • Explore the experiences of survivors of sexual abuse using mental health services.
  • Learn about the experiences that mental health practitioners face whilst working with survivors of sexual abuse.
  • Explore what is meant by the term ‘sexual abuse’, from a theoretical aspect and personal experience.
  • To begin to examine the impact of sexual abuse as on people’s lives.
  • To explore the impact of sexual abuse specifically on males, from a theoretical and personal perspective.
  • To learn about the recovery process for male survivors of sexual abuse.
  • To develop confidence, skills and knowledge of working with male survivors of sexual abuse.
  • To learn practical ways male survivors of sexual abuse can connect to themselves and accept themselves.
  • To look at how you can take the learning from the course forward into your life and work.
Outline of the Course

Module 1 – Putting Sexual Abuse into Context
Module 2 – Understanding Sexual Abuse
Module 3 – Impact of Sexual Abuse on Males
Module 4 – Male Survivors: The Recovery Process
Module 5 – Connecting to the Self
Module 6 – Taking the Learning Forward


This course and all our Foundation Courses were accredited in 2015.  What this means, is that this course was examined by an External Accreditation Provider ( and was improved to reach a high standard.

When you fully completed the course, you will receive a Course Completion Certificate, stating the specific learning hours.  As you progress through the course, you will be guided through a process to ensure that you are able to fully complete the course and receive a Certificate.

This certificate can be used in your professional and personal portfolios.
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