Dare to Dream 2: Boys and Men Healing film screening hosted by Penn State University

As Big Voice Pictures continues with national screening tour of Boys and Men Healing, we are grateful to participate with MaleSurvivor in an upcoming National Awareness Raising Campaign and MALESURVIVOR.ORG ‘DARE TO DREAM EVENT 2″ Hosted by Penn State University.

JOIN THE HEALING JOURNEY!

Penn State will host two screenings of Boys and Men Healing, a Big Voice Pictures film about the affects of male child sexual abuse and the importance of healing, speaking out, and advocating for ending the cycle of the sexual abuse of boys.

The film screenings and Q&A following will be held at Altoona Campus at 7:00 p.m. on April 3, 2012 at the Misciagna Theater on the Penn State Altoona campus. A reception will be held @ 6 p.m. that evening in the Titleman Lounge of the theater to welcome the speakers. The panel of speakers include: Simon Weinberg, Co-Producer of Boys and Men Healing, Mark Crawford, survivor and MaleSurvivor Advisory Board member also featured in the film, Founding Board Members of MaleSurvivor and current Advisory Board members, Jim Struve LCSW and Howard Fradkin, Ph.D,, and Chris Anderson, survivor and Vice President of MaleSurvivor. MaleSurvivor is a leading organization providing useful information to promote health, discussion and connections for male survivors of sexual abuse and those who support them.

The second screening will be held at Penn State – University Park (on Wed April 4th from 7-8:30 pm in the HUB Auditorium. The panel of speakers will be available for a Q & A after the screening.

Boys and Men Healing is a film from director and producer Kathy Barbini, and co-producer Simon Weinberg of Big Voice Pictures. Boys and Men Healing digs deep into the impact of male child sexual abuse on both the individual and society, and highlights the importance of male survivors healing and speaking out for the well being of our families, and communities. Featuring non-offending men, this film shows the profound effects of boyhood sexual abuse — shame, intimacy problems, sexual identity confusion, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse or and unresolved rage that led to violence. Despite such devastating effects, each man ultimately chose the arduous task of healing. Through counseling, support groups and prevention advocacy, each man is a testimony of hope and the ability for survivors to thrive.

Events are free to the public and open to the media, though seating is limited.

Free parking in lots.

Media Contact: Curtis St. John

cstjohn@malesurvivor.org

914-447-0758

This film screening is sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Penn State Student Affairs

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