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Senator Scott Brown And Male Sexual Abuse

Republican Sen. Scott Brown opens up about his childhood sexual abuse. He’s not alone. We’ll have the tough conversation about male sexual abuse.

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. (AP)

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. (AP)

Sen. Scott Brown made his claim to fame as the Republican Tea Party favorite who stepped up from relative obscurity to take the US Senate seat held for decades by Democrat Ted Kennedy.

Now, Scott Brown is making waves on a very different front. Sitting down with CBS 60 Minutes last night to talk about his sexual abuse as a boy. Coming out with a memoir today with details of boyhood death threats and fondling.

This is not standard public fare. But, say my guests today, it is far more common than we acknowledge.

- Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Mikele Rauch, trauma therapist with Brookline Psychological Services in Brookline, MA. She’s a member of MaleSurvivor.org, working with male and female victims of sexual abuse and religious and physical trauma.

Howard Fradkin, psychologist, working with male survivors of sexual abuse. He is on the board of directors of Malesurvivor.org, a non-profit  organization that helps men and boys overcome the trauma of sexual abuse.

Jarrod Noftsger, survivor of childhood and teen sex abuse.

Resources for survivors of sex abuse and their supporters:

MaleSurvivor.org
An online community with articles about healing, moderated chatrooms and bulletin boards. They also run the program “Dare to Dream Weekend of Recovery.”

The National Sexual Violence Resouce Center
A resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence.

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)
An organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services: straight men, GLBT victims, teens, and the elderly.

For more resources, click here.

Watch an Oprah special on male sexual abuse.

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