MEN'S CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT GROUP

Neshamos is pleased to announce that we have secured partial funding from the UJA Federation’s Community Grants program to start an anonymous men’s support group for survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).

Neshamos is a non-profit organization founded to remove the stigma and offer support for those in our community suffering from trauma, mental health, and addiction issues.

In addition to providing resources and support to those who need it, Neshamos believes that by educating our community on these issues, we can dispel the stigma, shame, and feelings of isolation felt by those struggling in our community.

Neshamos’ goal in initiating this group comes from the immense stigma men face in getting the help and support they need to overcome the trauma experienced from child sexual abuse.

Many survivors of CSA suffer in silence, which harms their relationship with themselves and others. Neshamos’ support group hopes to provide its participants with a sense of community to relieve the feelings of guilt, shame, isolation, and loneliness.

SUPPORT GROUP DETAILS:

This group is open to any male survivors of child sexual abuse, ages 23+ from any frum community, irrespective of current religious status. The first cohort is currently running each Tuesday, and we have just began intake for our second cohort.

The second group of 10 sessions will take place virtually, on Zoom, at 7:30 PM EST every Wednesday. Participants are required to disclose their identity to the therapist running the group, but may choose to remain anonymous during group sessions.

There will be a small fee of $10 per session. Subsidies are available by request on a limited case-by-case basis.

WHAT: CSA Support Group facilitated by Hillel Sternstein, LCSW

WHO:
Any male survivors of CSA in the frum community, ages 23+

WHERE:
Virtually via Zoom

WHEN:
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM EST, beginning on August 17, 2022, and ongoing for 10 sessions (skipping Yom Kippur).

If you have any other questions, please reach out to Hershel Stevens, the program coordinator, at hershel@neshamos.org.

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