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  • 08 Jul 2020 10:25 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    MenHealing is committed to maintaining continuity of services during this time of COVID-19 and economic uncertainties. To ensure safe and healthy environments for healing, most of our WOR/DOR events have been reformatted to allow secure and confidential online access on the same date as each event was originally scheduled.

    We will continue to closely monitor CDC and local health department advisements to determine the safety for those events that remain on our schedule for in-person access. For all events, we have drastically reduced registration fees to insure that economic hardship does not impose barriers for accessing our events.

    We are engaged in robust review of all aspects of our organizational culture and internal working relationships, as well as approaches for delivering our services. We strive to re-envision any aspect of our work that can contribute to overcoming racism or can lessen inequities that limit access to our services. 

    Thanks to each of you – our loyal Alumni and Allies – for your continued confidence and support for MenHealing/Weekends of Recovery.

    Sincerely, MenHealing Executive Director, Facilitators, Board Members, and Support Staff

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    ALUMNI SERVICE PROJECT/HIKING WEEKEND: BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SANCTUARY

    This Alumni Event will provide an opportunity for male survivors who have previously completed a Level 1 WOR to give back in service of healing for precious animals who call the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary their home between homes. Best Friends is a safe haven for approximately 1,600 homeless animals. Read more



    The number of participants for this event is limited. We will continue to monitor closely all matters related to health and safety to determine the range of precautions that will be required for participants and staff. This may include further reductions in the overall size of our group. To register

    OTHER 2020 EVENTS

    The 2020 ADVANCED WOR will be conducted virtually for online access. The Facilitator Team has designed a dynamic agenda to address the theme Embodying Power & Love in Relationships." This year’s Advanced WOR – August 7th – 9th - will be open only for Alumni who have attended a prior WOR event. Size of the group is limited. Registration will remain open thru July 31st.

    ALTA LEVEL 1 WOR will be available for in-person attendance on September 18th – 20th. The number of participants for this event will be limited to 50% of our usual capacity and all CDC guidelines will be employed to facilitate safety as we conduct this 3 day event in the healing environment of the rustic Wasatch Mountains. ALL rooms are SINGLE occupancy for this event. Read more

    PARTNERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND FRIENDS ONLINE MINI-WOR
    Will be conducted ONLINE October 3rd & 4th. This new event will address the needs of allies who have been unable to find resources for yourself and thereby may feel isolated and confused. This mini-WOR will provide an opportunity for allies to explore your own reactions and identify critical issues for yourself and your own self-care.  For more information and to register…

    HOPE SPRINGS ONLINE MINI-WOR will be available virtually on October 17th & 18th.  For more information and to register

    FACTOID ABOUT MENHEALING

    We continue to monitor the composition of our Facilitator Team as we grow and expand our services. Alumni and Allies who support our work may be interested in the following demographic information.

    YOUR Donation is An Investment in Our Sustainability

    We are able to provide our resources and services because of the on-going financial donations from Alumni and Supporters like YOU. Over 80% of our budget is currently funded by grassroots individual donations. Thanks to all our past and current donors. During this time of COVID-19 and the resulting economic uncertainties, YOUR donations are especially important to us.

    We welcome your financial gifts of any amount.  Consider whether you can offer a one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.

  • 24 Jun 2020 8:57 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Registration Remains Open for 2020 Advanced Weekend of Recovery

    Newest “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing” Video Released

    Thomas’s Story is the most recent addition to our series of videos that feature the healing journeys of individual male survivors.  Thomas has been active in 12-Step Recovery communities, both as a recovering addict and now as a support group leader. You can watch this newest video here.

    “Clinical Perspectives About Male Sexual Victimization: The Cultural and Historical Context of Gender”

    A cutting-edge feminist-informed perspective about male survivors, co-authored by Jim Struve (MenHealing ED) and Joanna Colrain (MenHealing Board Chair). This writing appears as a chapter in the newly-released 2-volume Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan, Geffner R., Vieth V., Vaughan-Eden V., Rosenbaum A., Hamberger L., White J. (eds) Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan. Springer, Cham. Download here


    Registration is open for Day Of Recovery For Partners, Family Members, and Friends of Male Survivors


    Other 2020 Events

    Registration is open for the in-person Alta Level 1 WOR that is planned for September 18th – 20th. This event will be structured in compliance with all CDC health guidelines that are recommended for the dates and location of this event.  This event is already 60% filled, so you are encouraged to register soon if you want to attend.

    Registration is now open for the Hope Springs mini-WOR that will conducted virtually on October 16th – 18th.  To register

    Registration will open on July 5th for the Alumni Service Project/Hiking Weekend at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary near Kanab, UT.  This event will be conducted on November 5th – 8th. “Save My Space” reservations are currently being accepted and have already filled nearly 1/3 of the total available registrations.

    MenHealing’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

    The MenHealing Board has pledged their intention that our organizational culture and the resources we provide to survivors be grounded in principles and practices that are anti-racist. This commitment must be exhibited by our actions, not just with words. The Board has established an Anti-Racist Committee to collaborate with the Facilitator Team to review all aspects of our work. A hoped-for outcome is to develop more effective engagement and alliances to reach underserved male survivors, especially those who face obstacles for accessing services or disparities in economic resources.

    YOUR Donation is An Investment in Our Sustainability

    As we plan for 2021, we seek to …

    • resume our regular schedule of in-person DOR/WOR events
    • add a number of DOR and mini-WOR events available by virtual access
    • expand our schedule to include events for Partners, Family Members, and Friends
    • develop new resources for survivors of color and other underserved populations
    • grow our “Voices of Healing” video library

    We cannot accomplish these goals without on-going financial donations from Alumni and Supporters like YOU. Over 80% of our budget is currently funded by grassroots individual donations. Thanks to all our past and current donors. During this time of COVID-19 and the resulting economic uncertainties, YOUR donations are especially important to us.

    We welcome your financial gifts of any amount.  Consider whether you can offer a one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 27 May 2020 2:08 PM | Master Web (Administrator)

    UPDATE FOR 2020 WOR EVENTS

    Here is an update about the current status of up-coming events: 

    • Whidbey Online Level 1 mini-WOR will be conducted via on-line access on June 6th & 7th
      • registration closes at end of day on Friday, 5/29;
      • only 1 spot left!
    • Alta Advanced Online WOR –– will be conducted via on-line access
      • Intimacy & Relationship” theme & open only for Alumni who have  attended prior WOR event
      • program will consist of four 2-hour sessions on August 7th, 8th, & 9th
      • registration now open
    • Alta Level 1 WOR will be conducted as in-person event for the weekend of September 18th – 20th
      • Staff & participants will comply with CDC health guidelines that are in effect for September
      • ALL participants will be guaranteed single room occupancy
      • registration fee has been reduced
      • registration now open
    • Hope Springs Online Level 1 mini-WOR will be conducted via on-line access
      • program will consist of two 3-hour sessions on October 17th & 18th
      • registration will open on June 16th
    • Best Friends Alumni Service Project/Hiking Event remains on schedule as in-person event for weekend of November 5th – 8th

    We have reduced the registration fees for our 2020 events to insure maximum access to survivors who may be experiencing financial difficulties due to the impact of COVID-19 on our economy. We rely on the generosity of others who may have the resources to help us offset the budgetary impact of this lower amount of registration income. Please consider any amount of donation you can make at this time to support our commitment to maintaining uninterrupted services. We depend on our Alumni, Allies, and Newsletter Subscribers.

    FIRST VIRTUAL EVENT A SUCCESS!!

    We are excited to report that our inaugural virtual healing event was successful. We effectively transitioned the Day of Recovery that was planned for May 16th & 17th to be conducted those same dates on-line via our confidential Zoom platform. There were no technical glitches, program activities worked well, and participant feedback was positive. We are proud of our agility for promptly reconfiguring from in-person to on-line event without any interruption in providing this important resource to survivors who depend upon us. 

    In addition to the other 2020 events already moved from in-person to virtual access (see above), we are working on plans to add a Partners Only virtual mini-WOR to our 2020 schedule. We are also committed to maintaining on-line access to certain events beyond 2020, thereby expanding our resources and providing access to survivors who are unable to attend in-person DOR/WOR events. Stayed tuned as we figure out the details!

    2019 ANNUAL REPORT

    We have finished our inaugural Annual Report and posted to our website. We invite you to access and review if you have not already done so.

    We hope that our commitment to on-going transparency about our organization and our work will allow you to share with us a sense of pride and gratitude. THANKS AGAIN TO EACH OF YOU WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK. Help us to expand our outreach to survivors, allies, and providers by sharing this report with others in your network of contacts.

    VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR NEW BLOG PLATFORM

    We are currently working on a major redesign of the MenHealing website. Included will be increased attention to magnify our outreach via social media platforms. We are seeking one or a couple of volunteers to help us develop and manage a new BLOG PLATFORM.  Contact Jim Struve ASAP if you are interested in learning more about what is needed and/or if you are available to help.

    TALK. HEAL. THRIVE. SURVIVE VIDEO CORRECTION

    Several weeks ago, we included an announcement about the new THTS website. A link we included for a compelling video that THTS produced for Sexual Assault Awareness Month was not yet fully active at the time we posted in our previous announcement. Included here is the now active video link

    In this video, DJ & Awareness Advocate Zeke Thomas (son of NBA Legend, Isiah Thomas) sits with Producer & fellow Awareness Advocate Jayce Baron to discuss the taboo intricacies of sexual assault when it comes to men. The conversation tackles the reality of two Black men when it comes to the law, dating, and ultimately healing.

    MenHealing is proud to be a THTS Partner & Support Organization.

    GIVING ASSISTANT: A NEW WAY TO SUPPORT MENHEALING

    Giving Assistant is a coupon marketplace whose mission is to transform the everyday shopping of millions of people into charitable actions by being the best loyalty program for saving more and supporting our cause with ease.

    Our supporters use Giving Assistant to shop at 3,000+ websites, including Macy's, Lowes, Staples, and Groupon - earning $700 or more in cash back per year. Then they decide how much they would like to donate to our cause. Learn more here

    THANK YOU

    Thanks to each of you who have previously donated to MenHealing. If you are not already a donor, thanks in advance for keeping MenHealing in mind for any level of financial support you can offer. During this time of COVID-19 and the resulting economic uncertainties, your donations are especially important to us.

    We welcome your financial gifts of any amount.  Consider whether you can offer a one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 13 May 2020 2:42 PM | Master Web (Administrator)
    UPDATE FOR 2020 WOR & DOR EVENTS


    We continue to review health and safety concerns for conducting DOR & WOR events within the changing protocols for COVID-19 safety. Protecting the well-being of participants and staff is a primary concern.  Here is an update about the current status of up-coming events: 

    • Massachusetts DOR: on-line access event on May 16th & May 17th – registration closed
    • Whidbey Level 1 mini-WOR will be conducted via on-line access program will consist of two 3-hour sessions on June 6th & 7thregistration remains open: limited number of spaces available
    • Alta Advanced WOR –– will be conducted via on-line access“Intimacy & Relationship” theme & open only for Alumni who have attended prior WOR eventprogram will consist of four 2-hour sessions on August 7th, 8th, & 9thregistration opens May 18th
    • A new Partner mini-WOR is being considered as an additional 2020 on-line event – more information soon!
    • Alta Level 1 WOR will be conducted as in-person event for the weekend of September 18th – 20thstrict physical distancing requirements will be employed and number of participants will be limited ALL participants will be guaranteed single room occupancy registration fee will be reduced registration will open on May 18th

    We are prepared to adjust this schedule for on-line access if health restrictions prevent in-person assembly.

    COMING SOON:  EXPANDED ONLINE RESOURCES

    Members of the Facilitator Team are developing a series of modular presentations that will be accessible at our website. Brief sessions will address a range of topics, including: somatic grounding, managing loneliness, guided mindfulness exercises, do-at-home art projects, and a variety of skills-building presentations.  Stay tuned for more information as we begin to release these videos!

    “BOYS & MEN HEALING” FILM REUNION

    1-in-6 will offer a screening of “Boys & Men Healing,” the 2010 groundbreaking movie that highlighted the healing journeys of three male survivors. The movie will be live streamed via the 1-in-6 website home page, once at 8 p.m. EDT and again at 8 p.m. PDT on Thursday, May 14th. Each showing will be followed by a reunion discussion amongst the 3 men who were featured plus the movie’s Producer and Director. Jim Struve, MenHealing Executive Director, will participate in this reunion panel as the featured Clinical Specialist.

    BIG VOICE PICTURES TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL GIFT TO MENHEALING

    Big Voice Pictures is the production company for “Boys & Men Healing” plus several other films about healing from sexual victimization. For a limited time, 45% of the proceeds will be donated to MenHealing when you rent or purchase any Big Voice movies thru the streaming service Gumroad.

    It’s a simple process for you to rent one of these films, all you need to do is visit this website, scroll down to the film you want to watch, and click on it! Then simply sit back and watch these powerful stories of survivors triumphing and moving forward on their healing journey.



    ALL PROCEEDS RECEIVED FROM THE SALE OF THESE MOVIE RENTALS AND PURCHASES SUPPORT THE WEEKENDS OF RECOVERY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUND.

    MENHEALING 2019 ANNUAL REPORT TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 20TH

    Transparency is a fundamental pillar for MenHealing. Congruent with this core value of our organizational culture, we have recently completed a 2019 Annual Report. We will be distributing this Report to our list serv on May 20th – so check your in-box that day. We will also be posting the Report to our website for public access. 


    CONSIDER A FINANCIAL GIFT TO MENHEALING

    Thanks in advance for keeping MenHealing in mind for any level of financial support you can offer. During this time of COVID-19 and the resulting economic uncertainties, your donations are especially important to us.

    We welcome your financial gifts of any amount.  Consider whether you can offer a one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.


    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 29 Apr 2020 2:22 PM | Master Web (Administrator)

    PLANS FOR UP-COMING DOR & WOR EVENTS

    We hope each of YOU and everyone in your life remain safe and healthy. We continue to evaluate the spectrum of factors that impact scheduling decisions for our 2020 Day of Recovery & Weekend Of Recovery events. Here is an update about the status of up-coming events – information about fall events is subject to change:

    • Massachusetts DORs will be conducted via on-line access on May 16th & May 17th – registration for this event is now closed.
    • Whidbey WOR: This event will be conducted ONLINE as a 6-hour mini-WOR as 2 segments on June 6th & 7th. The cost for this event has been reduced to $100. A limited number of additional registrations will be available. If you are interested in more information about participating in this event please contact Trisha Massa, event coordinator or click here to register.
    • Alta Advanced WOR – this year’s theme is “Intimacy & Relationship” – will be conducted via on-line access on August 7th, 8th & 9th. Pricing will be determined before registration opens. Registration for this event will open on May 4th.

    We are prepared to adjust this schedule for on-line access if health restrictions prevent in-person assembly. We are also developing an on-going schedule that will provide future on-line access to our programs. This will allow survivors who are unable to attend in-person events a new level of access to our healing resources.

    WELCOME TO NEW BOARD MEMBER

    We are excited to welcome Michael Munson as the newest member of our Board.

    michael is co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge.  Read more


    SALT LAKE CITY RAPE RECOVERY CENTER VIDEO FEATURES JIM STRUVE

    Jim Struve was recently featured in a Using Our Voices" video produced by the Salt Lake Rape Recovery Center. This video was part of RRC Sexual Assault Awareness Month outreach activities. The video has been posted to You Tube


    MENHEALING INCREASES SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH

    If you are not already following MenHealing on Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), we invite you to consider joining. We have increased our presence on these platforms with daily postings. Please pass along to us information that can help us with expanded networking. You can submit ideas and materials here:  social@menhealing.org

    “DID YOU KNOW?” VIDEO

    This is the final week of 2020 Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A reminder to check out the 3-minute MenHealing “Did You Know” video if you have not already watched this.


    We encourage you to forward this link to others in your contact networks.

    CONSIDER A FINANCIAL GIFT TO MENHEALING

    We encourage to keep MenHealing in mind for any level of financial support you can offer. During this time of COVID-19 and the resulting economic uncertainties, your donations are especially important to us.

    We welcome your financial gifts of any amount.  Consider whether you can offer a one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 16 Apr 2020 9:03 AM | Master Web (Administrator)
    UPDATE ABOUT MENHEALING IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

    We hope each of YOU and everyone in your life is safe and healthy. For those of you who have been impacted by illness and/or death, we express heartfelt comfort. As a community of survivors and allies, we are invested in overcoming obstacles and accessing individual and collective resilience.

    Like most nonprofits, MenHealing is profoundly affected by the repercussions of COVID-19. A strength of our core events is in-person contact. However, as gathering in groups larger than 10 Is prohibited, we are challenged to find creative ways to continue our services.

    Changes you will notice in coming weeks as we adapt to the realities of providing more on-line services:

    • DAILY postings to our three social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If you are not already following us on those platforms, please consider joining
    • We will soon begin to release educational/instructional postings thru our social media networks: lessons for practicing somatic mindfulness; experiential healing activities; do-at-home art projects; possibly yoga activities; sharing inspirational music, poetry, etc.

    • We are exploring how to transfer some of our DOR/WOR events to on-line access

    Stay tuned as we develop these new ways for staying in contact and expanding our outreach.

    PRIDE FOR OUR ALUMNI

    We are very excited to share news from one of our WOR Alumni. Sam is a filmmaker and he has just participated in the production of an amazing and inspiring video. He is an example of how many of our Alumni are thriving and giving back to the world as a result of their healing.

    For the past 10 days I've worked with over 250 filmmakers around the globe on a short film about human resilience and hope in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was just released and you can watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Ik_YdsI9o

    If you are an Alumni or ally, send us your exciting news and accomplishments to social@menhealing.org

    “DID YOU KNOW?” VIDEO

    A reminder that MenHealing released a 3-minute educational PSA for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    We invite you to watch this and pass it along to others. 

    CONSIDER A FINANCIAL GIFT TO MENHEALING

    Another way COVID-19 is impacting MenHealing is the potential for decreased financial contributions. However, this also allows an opportunity for new and creative ways to donate. An example from a couple who are long-time supporters:

    We are pledging to donate to MenHealing our 2019 Tax Return check plus each of our $1200 Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

    We welcome similar generosity from any of you who are in a position to consider donating to MenHealing at this critical time.

    Consider any other creative ways you are able to support MenHealing. A one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater will be especially welcomed now.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 01 Apr 2020 10:03 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    A Word About Coronavirus

    As we each manage the evolving COVID-19 protection guidelines, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. This is an important time to prioritize self-care as well as to embrace responsibility for how each of our actions impact others.

    Although we need to heed the directives for “social distancing,” we should consider the intention of this message is actually a call for “physical distancing” while maintaining “social connection. It is important to find creative ways to overcome isolation: actively reaching out to others by phone, e-mail, zoom or skype, social media; accessing internet sites that are providing virtual participation in music, the arts, museums; using your creativity to find new ways to stay in contact.

    Let’s all find ways to use the strength of community to use our relationships and our networks to stay socially engaged while respecting the wisdom of physical distance during a time like this.

    Like many organizations, MenHealing is being impacted by the current restrictions for in-person contact. We are committed to agility and flexibility as we respond to the uncertainties of the coming months. While we are making adjustments to our 2020 event schedule (see below) we are also exploring creative ways to respond to the needs of survivors and allies. We welcome your input for ideas and suggestions.

    MenHealing Releases Newest Video

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. MenHealing is releasing a new 3-minute PSA-oriented video – “DID YOU KNOW” - to further engage public awareness that males are also impacted by sexual victimization. We invite you to watch this video, then forward it to others in your social media network. We welcome your feedback about this video.


    Adjustments to 2020 WOR/DOR Event Schedule

    Guidelines that prohibit people from assembling in groups are expected to continue into the foreseeable future. Therefore, we have made the following adjustments to our events schedule:

    MASSACHUSETTS DORs (5/16 & 5/17):Both DORs will be postponed. We are exploring options for rescheduling these events during the 2nd half of the year

    WHIDBEY INSTITUTE LEVEL 1 WOR (6/5 – 6/7):  This event will be postponed; we are exploring options for rescheduling this WOR during the 2nd half of the year.

    ALTA “INTIMACY & RELATIONSHIP” ADVANCED WOR (8/7- 8/9):            We are postponing the opening of registration for this event until 5/5. We are hopefully that we will be able to retain the originally scheduled dates for this event.

    Members of the Facilitator Team are reviewing options for innovative ways to provide WOR/DOR services.

    If you are an Alumnus, we encourage you to reach out to other Alumni and consider activating peer-level groups and ways of connecting.

    Resources for Survivors During a Time of Physical Distancing 

    We have added to our website a list of resources for accessing educational and arts activities Free online books, free online concerts, free aerial tours from the Smithsonian and MORE

    In addition, two options for healing resources networks:

    MaleSurvivor Chat Rooms

    International Marathon Meetings

    Consider a Financial Gift to MenHealing

    Like most non-profit organizations, MenHealing is anticipating the potential impacts of the unfolding economic crisis. We are committed to managing our financial resources wisely and to insure that financial limitations do not become barriers for any survivor who can benefit from a WOR or DOR event.

    A priority for financial gifts we receive now is to grow our Scholarship Fund – we want to be prepared to offer survivors who experience severe financial hardship the additional option of 100% grants, thereby allowing survivors to attend a WOR/DOR for FREE

    A one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater will be especially welcomed now.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 23 Mar 2020 1:27 PM | Master Web (Administrator)
    1.      Music Stars Are Live-Streaming At-Home Concerts for Fans in Isolation Because of Coronavirus

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-self-isolation-singers-live-streaming-concerts-music-at-home-fans-quarantine-covid-19/

    2.      #songsofcomfort  from YoYo Ma

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9335157/yo-yo-ma-going-home-antonin-dvorak-solo

    3.       Yale's most popular class ever is available free online — and the topic is how to be happier in your daily life

    https://www.businessinsider.com/coursera-yale-science-of-wellbeing-free-course-review-overview

    4.       At Home During Coronavirus Outbreak? Here Are 9 Virtual Museum Tours To Do Now

    https://www.widewalls.ch/virtual-museum-tours-coronavirus/  

    5.       Eleven Documentaries About Women Artists To Stream Right Now

     https://www.artspace.com/magazine/art_101/art_update/11-documentaries-about-women-artists-to-stream-right-now-56322

    6.       Ten Art History Classes You Can Take Online (for Free)

    https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-10-art-history-classes-online-free

    7.       Art History Movies Everybody Needs to Watch

    https://www.widewalls.ch/art-history-movies/

    8.   Use Your Time in Isolation to Learn Everything You’ve Always Wanted To: Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Movies, Coloring Books & More

    http://www.openculture.com/2020/03/use-your-time-in-isolation-to-learn-everything-youve-always-wanted-to.html

    9. You can watch Broadway musicals and plays free online for a limited time

    https://www.insider.com/stream-broadway-musicals-plays-for-free-online-limited-time-coronavirus-2020-3

    10. Actor Josh Gad Is Reading Books to Kids Online Every Night During Coronavirus Quarantines

    https://chipandco.com/actor-josh-gad-is-reading-books-to-kids-online-every-night-during-coronavirus-quarantines-383789/

    11. Stuck at Home? You Can Visit These 48 World-Famous Sites From Your Couch For Free - Tour Buckingham Palace, swim through the Great Barrier Reef, take in a Broadway show and so much more with the click of a mouse

    https://people.com/travel/stuck-at-home-you-can-visit-these-world-famous-sites-from-your-couch-for-free/

    12. Nature Walks: The National Parks Service partnered with Google to follow a handful of park rangers through some of Americ's most stunning and challenging terrains, from the Alaskan Glaciers to Utah's Bryce Canyon.

    https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks

    13. Wiseguys Comedy Club is doing free live stream comedy on their Facebook page most nights.

    https://www.facebook.com/wiseguysutah/

    14. Smithsonian Channel Has Released 68 Free ‘Aerial America’ Episodes for Your Quarantine Viewing

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/smithsonian-channel-has-released-68-free-aerial-america-episodes-your-quarantine-viewing-180974523/

    15. Every Live Concert You Can Stream at Home as of March 27

    https://www.cnet.com/news/every-live-concert-and-band-you-can-stream-from-your-home/

    16. Library of 1.4 million digital books available for free during outbreak

    https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary

    17. Every episode of Julia Child  - learn French cooking!

    https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/the-french-chef-is-now-streaming-on-prime-and-pbs/

    18. Banff Film Festival - curated list of films available for free streaming.

    https://www.banffcentre.ca/film-fest-at-home

    19. Virtually tour 12 of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes

    https://mymodernmet.com/frank-lloyd-wright-virtual-tours/

  • 04 Mar 2020 9:49 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    PROGRAM EVALUATION PROJECT UPDATE

    Our 2/19/20 Newsletter included the first report of feedback from a Retrospective Survey we conducted with WOR/DOR Alumni in March 2019. This Survey invited WOR/DOR Alumni to provide us with feedback about the impact on their healing journey of attending one of these events. A Summary Report of this Retrospective Survey Data is now posted at our website.

    In this issue we want to share more information about the positive impact of the WOR/DOR retreats! As noted in this summary graph, self-reported symptoms of shame and traumatic flashbacks decreased considerably ! (Rating scale:  1 = Not a Problem; 4 = A Problem; 7 = Extreme Problem)


    We will continue to highlight Retrospective Report outcomes in upcoming issues of this Newsletter. 

    Alumni: we invite you to participate in the current 2020 Retrospective Survey whether or not you participated in the 2019 Survey. To participate click here

    Meanwhile, since June 2019, Clinical Assistant staff are now conducting regular post-event Focus Groups for all WOR/DORs. They are also organizing data from these focus groups for analysis.

    COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

    Taking Back Ourselves (TBO) - a national organization that provides healing resources for female survivors of sexual victimization – is conducting an “Afternoon of Healing” event in Dorchester, MA. on March 14th.

    Additional “Healing” events will be conducted during April at Columbia University (NY) and West Hollywood (CA). MenHealing is collaborating with TBO as a co-sponsor for each of these community events.

    2020 WOR/DOR EVENTS

    Registration for two Day of Recovery events in the greater Boston area is now open. These events – May 16th and May 17th, 2020 - are FREE to any male survivor who is a MA resident.

    Registration for the Whidbey Institute Level 1 WOR – June 5 – 7, 2020 – is now open.

    Information about all 2020 WOR/DOR events is available at the MenHealing website – click here

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery (with the exception of the Best Friends Service Project Advanced WOR).

    The Scholarship Fund is possible because of financial contributions from supporters like YOU.

    ALUMNI TESTIMONIAL

    "[The Weekend of Recovery] changed me permanently. I am deeply grateful in ways I could never express."

    Check the MenHealing website for more Testimonials – you can also submit your own Testimonial here

    Thank YOU

    …to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors who support the work of MenHealing. Please consider whether you are able to join our community of supporters by making a one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.


    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director
    MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 19 Feb 2020 9:38 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Program Evaluation Project Update

    In March 2019, MenHealing invited WOR/DOR Alumni to participate in a Retrospective Survey to secure feedback about how attending one of these events impacted their healing journey. A Summary Report of this Retrospective Survey Data is now posted at our website.

    One example of the positive impact of the WOR/DOR retreats is noted in this summary graph of self-reported decreased symptoms for isolation, sexual problems, and sleep problems.  (Rating scale:  1 = Not a Problem; 4 = A Problem; 7 = Extreme Problem)

    Additional results will be highlighted in future issues of this Newsletter. Enrollment for Alumni to participate in a second Retrospective Survey will be announced soon.

    Meanwhile, since June 2019, Clinical Assistant staff are now conducting regular post-event Focus Groups for all WOR/DORs

    Website Revisions

    We have begun the process of redesigning our MenHealing website. Included will be rebranding of our logo and banners used for events and social media platforms. The new logo is included in this current Newsletter.  You will begin to notice additional upgrades to our website in the coming months

    Community Outreach

    MenHealing is co-sponsoring an “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” event in Dayton, OH. on March 4th. This event is hosted by the University of Dayton Brook Center. The Ohio Crime Victim Center and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence are additional co-sponsors.

    2020 WoR/DoR Events

    Information about all events is available at the MenHealing website

    Registration for two Day of Recovery events in the greater Boston area is now open. These events – May 16th and May 17th, 2020 - are FREE to any male survivor who is a MA resident.

    Registration for the Whidbey Institute Level 1 WOR – June 5 – 7, 2020 – is now open.

    MenHealing Scholarship Fund

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery (with the exception of the Best Friends Service Project Advanced WOR).

    The Scholarship Fund is possible because of financial contributions from supporters like YOU.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors who support the work of MenHealing. Please consider whether you are able to join our community of supporters by making a one-time or recurring monthly contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater.  All contributions are fully tax deductible.


    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director
    MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

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