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  1. 1. Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)National Summit SOSANZ 20 June 2010 <br />Community House: Te WhakaruruhaukiOtautahi<br />141 Hereford Street<br />PO Box 22-363 <br />Christchurch 8142<br />New Zealand   <br />Phone: +64 (03) 377 6747, 027 353 3854<br /><br /><br />
  2. 2. “Challenge The Silence”<br />Freeing the voice of adult survivors to enable today’s children to break the silence<br />
  3. 3. Overview<br />Who are we?<br />What do we do?<br />Why is our service needed?<br />Who we aren’t? R18?<br />
  4. 4. MSSAT New Zealand<br /> Christchurch National Manager <br /> Ken Clearwater<br /> Auckland Manager<br /> Dave Passell<br /> Waikato Manager Mike Holloway<br /> Dunedin Co-ordinator<br /> Debbie Pratt<br />
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  6. 6. Mike Lew, M.Ed.<br />“Victims No Longer”<br />Belief<br />“that a logical perspective on male survivor issues is the feminist view of sexual child abuse: seeing it in terms of differential power in a patriarchal system that views children as property<br />
  7. 7. Mike Lew June 2010<br />“New Zealand is often ahead of the rest of the world in regard to male survivor issues. Although there is widespread disappointment with the ACC having cut services to survivors, there is great resolve to overturn this decision. I have no doubt that working in concert, survivors and their allies will be able to re-establish New Zealand at the forefront of recovery work”.<br />
  8. 8. Iain Bennett, 1961-2002Founder MSSAT<br />
  9. 9. What do we offer?<br />One on one peer support<br />Peer support groups, Weekend Retreats<br />Parents and partners support groups<br />Referrals to ACC Counselors ***<br />Youth Worker<br />Prison Worker since 1999<br />Educational Speaker<br />Advocacy/Workshops/Information<br />
  10. 10. Who do we work with, who are male survivors?<br />Pakeha, Maori, Pacific Islanders, Australian Aborigines, African-Americans, American Indians, Jews, Muslims…….<br /> Black Power, Mongrel Mob, White Power, Police, Lawyers, Prison Guards, Prisoners, Bikies, Streeties, Butchers, Bakers and Candlestick Makers………………..<br />
  11. 11. Conferences/WorkshopsMale Victims of Sexual Abuse<br />2003 Minneapolis, USA, 10th International Conference<br />2004 Kettlewell, England <br />2004 Galway, Ireland, 1st International Conference<br />2005 Vancouver, Canada<br />2006 Urchfont, England<br />2007 Perth, Australia<br />2007 Melbourne, VOTA Conference<br />2007 New York City, USA, 11th International Conference<br />2009 Melbourne, VOTA Conference<br />2010 New York City 12th International Conference<br />2010 Belfast, Ireland NOTA Conference<br />
  12. 12. Working Overtime Times Square New York 2010<br />
  13. 13. 12th International MaleSurvivor Conference<br />John Jay College of Criminal Justice<br /> New York City,18 – 20 March 2010<br />Delegates from Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, France, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Cambodia, Mexico, Cuba, Hawaii and from all over the USA. <br />
  14. 14. John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York City<br />
  15. 15. Looking cool at John Jay<br />
  16. 16. International PanelAustralia, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, France, Jamaica, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Great BritainFacilitated by Mike Lew, USA<br />
  17. 17. Panel Live<br />
  18. 18. Male Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse<br />New Zealand ……………….. 1 in 8 boys<br />Australia …………………….. 1 in 6 boys<br />America …………………….. 1 in 6 boys<br />Canada …………………….. 1 in 4 boys<br />United Kingdom…………….. 1 in 3 boys<br />Jamaica, there is no sexual abuse with boys it is considered a homosexual act <br />
  19. 19. Taskforce for Action on Sexual Violence Report, October 2009<br />
  20. 20. Taskforce for Action on Sexual Violence(Page 88) <br />SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR MALE SURVIVORS<br />As the sexual abuse of males began to be acknowledged in the 1990’s, the only specialist males survivor support agency MSSAT that has continued until today began in Christchurch.<br />
  21. 21. Taskforce Working Parties<br />“ACC SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT”<br />What works with ACC?<br />What doesn’t work with ACC?<br />What legislative changes need to be made?<br />“Clinical Pathways”<br />
  22. 22. DSAC (Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care)<br />Sexual Abuse of Males: New Zealand’s Untold Story.<br />Conference Held 5 & 6 September 1997.<br />University of Auckland Conference Centre.<br />
  23. 23. Dr Werner Tschan Zurich University Switzerland (ChCh 2007)<br />Sexual abuse was once considered to only take place rarely.<br />Leading psychiatry books around 1975 estimated the incidence of incest to be one in a million.<br />In the meantime we know better<br />
  24. 24. Dr Werner Tschan<br />Despite clear evidence for its existence sexual violence issues have only began “to appear on the agenda of mental health and child welfare professionals since the mid-1970’s (Fikelhor, David. 1986 p.10).<br />Virtually all writings in the area however were exclusively on female victimization<br />
  25. 25. Dr Werner Tschan<br />…. still today, psychiatry tends to ignore the influence of sexual violence on the development of psychiatric disorders and on suicide.<br />If you look at modern psychiatry textbooks on the subject of sexual violence, you still wont find much on its impact on personal development especially not on male victims of sexual abuse.<br />
  26. 26. DSAC (1997)<br />62% of males in psychiatric care were sexually abused as children.<br />Only 4% involved had disclosed before the survey<br />
  27. 27. Schools (DSAC 1997)<br />There is a clear need for schools <br />to educate children – especially boys <br />to be emotionally literate <br />i.e. to be able to identify and communicate their feelings <br />(including anger and sexuality) <br />in a clear, non-threatening way<br />
  28. 28. 90% of male children (DSAC 1997)<br />who attempt suicide by the age of 14 have a history of <br />Sexual Abuse<br />
  29. 29. There are grossly inadequate resources for the: (DSAC 1997)<br />Prevention, identification and treatment of sexual abuse in general and the sexual abuse of males in particular<br />
  30. 30. Directly challenge <br />Rigid gender role training and homophobia.<br />So as to reduce male sex offending and make it easier for abused males to acknowledge what has happened to them. <br />
  31. 31. Research, Clergy Abuse, John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York 2007<br />80% of victims of clergy abuse are boys<br />
  32. 32. The Boston Globe 27.3.2010<br />Benedict is also entangled in a new scandal involving a Wisconsin priest who molested as many as <br /> 200 deaf boys<br />
  33. 33. New Zealand<br />The worst instance of sexual abuse involving the Catholic Church that I recall in NZ was at Maryland’s School in Christchurch where disgraced brothers from the St John of God Order stood accused of more than 120 cases in the 1970’s. Rosemary McLeod, The Press 31:3:10 pg. A23<br />BOYS<br />
  34. 34. Senate Committee Report<br /><br />
  35. 35. Prison Inmates<br />…..Australian study of 27 correctional centres in NSW found that 65% of male and female prisoners were victims of child sexual and physical assault.<br /> (Senate Committee Report. Page 168)<br />
  36. 36. SAVI REPORT 2002(Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland)<br />…..cites findings from informal research with prison and probation officers working with male offenders (non sexual offences) which suggests up to 60% of prisoners have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives.<br />
  37. 37. SAVI Report<br />Findings from the SAVI Report indicate that 42% of women and 28% of men in Irish society suffer from sexual abuse<br />These are evidence based results unbiased by gender discussions and still existing myths about sexual violence.<br />A significant number of males suffer from sexual violence – its time to talk about the issue. <br />
  38. 38. MaleSurvivor NewsletterFebruary 2009<br />It is estimated on any given day there are over 100,000 people on probation in the province of Ontario.<br />It is also estimated that up to 80% of these folk may have been sexually abused…most of whom are male.<br />We also know that 59% of people in prison are sexual abuse survivors.<br />Tom Wilken, (Counselor, Probation Officer)<br />
  39. 39. Children sexually abused in Care (Church & Institutions)<br />“ many who suffered in institutions could not cope with life in the “real” world and have life long alcohol and drug problems or ended in the Mental Health or Prison system” (Senate Committee Report, 2004; p.146).<br />It is stated in evidence that one in five adult prisoners and one in three juvenile prisoners have been in care (Senate Committee Report, 2004). <br />
  40. 40. Results of “care”<br />A study of risk factors for the juvenile justice system found that 91% of the juveniles who had been subject to a care and protection order, as well as supervised justice orders, had progressed to the adult corrections system with 67% having served at least one term of imprisonment (Senate Committee Report, 2004).<br />
  41. 41. Where was the care?<br />“after that it was institutions right through my life, including three jail sentences before I had even reached 21…. Even being in Pentridge at the age of 17 was bad, but no where as bad as Bayswater” (Senate Committee Report, 2004; Sub 148).<br />“I have now tried to come to terms with my life but still have trouble doing so. I constantly end up having instances where I suffer from flashbacks….I just cant get any real treatment in Prison” (Senate Committee Report, 2004; Sub 105).<br />
  42. 42. State Responsibility<br />“The Committee was repeatedly told that for many care leavers an acknowledgement of past wrongs would facilitate a degree of emotional and psychological healing and confirm that their experiences in care are at last ‘believed’ and recognised” (Senate Committee Report, 2004; p. 171). <br />
  43. 43. Hon Paula Bennett MPNew Zealand Government<br />I am not sure how an inquiry into institutional care of children in New Zealand’s past might help those who have been past victims. <br />(16 March 2009)<br />
  44. 44. Paula Bennett MP<br />I would encourage your clients to use the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service<br />
  45. 45. Outside the Scope of the Service<br />15. The Service must not:<br />C. pay, or recommend the payment of, compensation;<br /> f. acknowledge liability or make an apology for past actions by any official;<br />g. share or make public any information relating to the stories it hears or make any public comment about anything presented to it;<br />h. report to Ministers (or anyone else), in aggregate or otherwise, on the stories it has heard from participants <br />
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  49. 49. The Press (30th July 1965 pp8)<br />
  50. 50. 12 years old 1965<br />