Weekend of Recovery (WOR) retreats provide complementary support for any male – 18 or older – who is a survivor of sexual trauma as a child and/or as an adult. By engaging participants in creating an environment that supports safety needs for male survivors, our program format seeks to acknowledge and honor the authentic diversities of attendees at each WOR (racial, ethnic, class, spirituality, sexuality, gender, etc.). We welcome heterosexual and cisgender males; gay, bi, queer and nonconforming males; and our trans brothers living and identifying as male.
The program is maintained by an experienced team of highly trained trauma clinicians. Since 2001 thru 2018, the WOR Facilitator Team has conducted 72 WORs throughout the US and Canada.
1 in every 6 males will experience sexual victimization in their lifetime. Alumni of WOR retreats report the experience contributed to easing their suffering; to enabling higher functioning; to facilitating healthier relationships with friends, partners, children; to inspiring activism; and to diminishing the cycle of victimization.
Weekends of Recovery (WOR) and Days of Recovery (DOR) are conducted at locations throughout the United States.
The programs offers a wide range of activities designed for safety and with attention for how to engage male survivors who may have a long history of isolation.
The "Beyond Survival - Voices of Healing" video project features brief videos that highlight the healing journeys of male survivors.
If you are a male survivor and would like to participate in this project, we have an instructional video that provides more information about how you can submit material.
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For men seeking help with trauma associated with sexual abuse, please visit our resources pages to access websites, printed materials, videos & support organizations nationwide.
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