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Women’s Resource Center plans film screening of 2010 documentary on male child sex abuse

April 18, 2012

Film poster for “Boys and Men Healing”The NIU Women’s Resource Center will host a screening and discussion of the 2010 documentary film, “Boys and Men Healing,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center.

“Boys and Men Healing” is an inspiring film about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects.

It portrays stories of three courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives while giving them a powerful voice to speak out and take bold action toward prevention for other boys. The film includes a support group of men and is testimony to the importance of men finding safe places to support one another and share their stories together.

An open discussion will take place after viewing of the film. In addition, participants will learn about Victim Advocacy Services, a campus resource for all NIU students who have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking.

This program will empower audience members with encouraging stories of healing, provide them with resources and teach them how to support survivors of male sexual abuse.

For more information, call (815) 753-0320 or email [email protected].