New York, NY, June 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- MaleSurvivor, the pre-eminent resource for male survivors of sexual abuse, has a variety of experts available to give commentary and analysis during the upcoming criminal trial of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The trial, slated to begin with jury selection tomorrow, will likely be one of the most reported on stories this year. MaleSurvivor can provide media outlets with expert analysis and insights from world-renowned psychologists Dr. Howard Fradkin and Dr. Richard Gartner, as well as Executive Director of MaleSurvivor Christopher M. Anderson and other well respected psychotherapists, lawyers, and advocates with many years of experience working with male survivors of sexual abuse.
Commenting on the upcoming trial Dr. Fradkin said, “The men who have brought these charges forward were all vulnerable boys who needed security and guidance from someone they trusted. The depositions indicate that Jerry Sandusky, like many childhood perpetrators, engaged in a process called 'grooming' during which he offered them all sorts of special privileges and gifts to further gain their trust. Each of these boys has stated in their depositions how their trust was significantly betrayed." Over the past 30 years Dr. Fradkin has successfully helped over a thousand male survivors of sexual abuse heal. As a spokesperson for MaleSurvivor and expert on the treatment of male survivors he has made appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil program, and done many interviews with news outlets all over the country. Dr. Fradkin’s bio can be seen here: http://www.affirmationstherapy.com/who.html
Dr. Gartner, a psychologist and psychoanalyst in New York City who specializes in treating men with histories of sexual abuse, added, “While no one wants to believe that children can be sexually violated, the sad truth is that it is an all-too-common occurrence. Organizations that take responsibility for the welfare of others should not be allowed to place their own interest ahead of the safety of those they have a duty to protect.” Dr Gartner is the author of Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse and more information on him can be found here: http://www.richardgartner.com/about.html
“One thing that must be understood is that what Sandusky is alleged to have done happens every day to tens of thousands of other young people,” said Christopher M. Anderson, Executive Director of MaleSurvivor. “Sexual abuse is a silent epidemic that is preventable, but first our society must acknowledge how widespread the problem is.” Mr. Anderson, a survivor of abuse himself, has made many broadcast and print media appearances, and recently testified at an informational hearing before the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus in Washington, DC. Mr. Anderson’s Bio can be found here: http://www.malesurvivor.org/board-of-directors.html#canderson. Mr. Anderson lives in New York City and is available on short notice for media appearances.
MaleSurvivor also has therapists, professional advocates, and survivors of sexual abuse available for interviews all over North America. Media inquiries should be directed to MaleSurvivor Media Coordinator Curtis St. John at 914-481-2930 or email email@example.com
MaleSurvivor, the preeminent resource for male victims of sexual abuse, is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. Current research indicates that more than 1 in 6 men have been the victims of sexual abuse at some point in their lives. The long-term effects of sexual abuse include depression, anxiety, inability to trust others and form healthy relationships, as well as putting victims at far higher risk of substance abuse and suicide. With support and courage, however, healing is absolutely possible and achievable. Founded in 1994, the organization has reached over 50 million individuals whose lives have been forever impacted by sexual abuse. MaleSurvivor is a 501(c)(3) organization
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