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"We shape
our self to fit
this world and
by the world
are shaped
David Whyte
Creative Change Conferences - 501 C3
"What we love to do and why!"
Call 760-346-4606
If you are a Man who has been abused
as a child we offer free group counseling
The Third Tuesday of the Month.  Call
760-346-4606 to sign up
"It Happens To Boys" Conference is the most
professionally fulfilling conference I participate in thanks
to the quality of speakers,the excellent and engaging
topics and presentations but also due the high quality of
production that Carol and her staff provides.  It will be
powerful and life-changing for those who participate."

John Lee  Author of the Flying Boy and Half-Lived Life
It's inspiring to participate in a conference
where acknowledging  the impact of trauma on
men's lives and pursuing a complex
understanding of men's behaviors are accepted
as the foundations of the work rather than being
considered re voluntary ideas!
Peter Pollard, MPA
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To Have our group present our "It Happens to Boys" workshop at your
facility, school, or conference.  This is a one and a half to two hour
workshop covering aspects of abuse, trauma, addiction, and recovery.
We have been working together for the past 7 years to educate and help
healing happen references available upon request.  

.Please contact:   Carol Teitelbaum, MFT 760-346-4606
To Help us keep offering
free counseling to men
and teen boys who so
desperately need it.  
Please help.
It Happens to Boys Speakers
Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT
Scott Smith
Randy Boyd, CADC-1
Daniel Marquez
David Price
Robert J. Teitelbaum

"It was a wonderful experience; both informative  and
deeply moving.  In the face of the horrors of sexual
abuse this conference offered both therapy and
hope.       I look forward to presenting at future

Reverend Leo Booth
Our eighth Annual It Happens to Boys was a huge
Read what some of our speakers had to say
"The Seventh Annual It Happens to Boys
Conference was truly exceptional. I applaud Carol
and her staff for sponsoring such an important
conference on a very sensitive topic with such
compassion and professionalism. The choice of
speakers as well as the topics filled the two days
with great clinical techniques for helping victims. As
a presenter I was honored to be invited and I soon
realized that the attendees quickly became
consumers of all that was offered. Their appreciation
for the quality and genuineness of the conference
was obvious to everyone. It was a great two days".

Robert J. Ackerman
This conference features a line-up of leading clinicians,
educators, authors, and advocates. It sensitively
explores childhood sexual abuse and offers a clear
path to help, healing, and hope. A highlight is the
Courageous Healers panel, a group of recovering men
sharing their experience, strength, and hope. This
conference is a homerun.
Jerry Moe, Director of the Children’s Program at The
Betty Ford Center
"It Happens to Boys" is an inspiring and empowering
conference for professionals, survivors and allies.  
Participants are immediately assisted to feel welcomed
into this community of courageous healers and
survivors, and given a number of tools and insights to
use in the recovery process from a number of different
perspectives.  The positive emphasis of all the
speakers on offering hope, compassion and support
was a strong point of this two day gathering.  
Participants also had the opportunity throughout the
conference to experience different healing modalities
which led to the possibility for personal growth and
community building. Another strong point of the
conference as well was hearing from a panel of
courageous male survivors about what has helped
them in their healing journeys.   

Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC-CS, Co-Chairperson,
MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery; Author, Joining
Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive
Reviews about last year's conference
Reverend Leo Booth is a Unity
and an internationally acclaimed
lecturer, and trainer on all
aspects of
spirituality and recovery from
depression, addictions,
behaviors, and low self-esteem
Jerry Moe
As the Director of The Children's
Program at Hazelden Betty Ford,
Jerry explores "What Happens
When Mom is Addicted."  A
master at relating to children,
Jerry  will share his insights into
the world of children affected by
families with addictions.
Dr. Cindy Carter is the Assistant Provost at
Fresno Pacific University. Dr. Carter has been
teaching and leading workshops on
Psychodrama for many years. A talented
therapist, storyteller and
weaver of archetypes.

An incredible story teller, Dr. Cindy Carter
and her troupe of Playback Theatre Players
will give audience members a chance to
witness their own stories and if desired
watch a different ending. Cindy's ability to
help participants feel safe and encourage
them to face their story, will create quite an
educational hour and a half.
Comments for Creative Change Workshop: It Happens to Boys
-        Such an eye-opening, real and practice changing experience. One of my favorite
-        Great insight into a topic that is not well addressed.
-        Thank you for representing a potentially even more stigmatized subject than
addiction. I really appreciate the honesty.
-        Very informative session, I will take this experience everywhere in life.
-        Honest, raw and eye-opening.
-        Thank you for sharing your stories and educating us about asking our male
patients about abuse history.
-        What a moving and thoroughly important topic to discuss. The profound courage
and resiliency of the survivors of sexual abuse was incredibly powerful to hear.
-        The speakers were fantastic. Very touching to hear the survivor’s personal story,
Very nice tie-in with the addiction education.
-        Good to listen to real-life experiences on a subject that does not get shared too
much – the speakers were great.

From Joseph Skrajewski, Director of Medical Education
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Medical Education Programs, including the Summer Institute
for Medical Students (SIMS) and Professionals in Residence (PIR), give medical students and health
care professionals an in-depth experience with the dynamics of the disease of addiction. During their
week-long sessions, participants spend time interacting with patients and family members.
Supplementing this experience with the education provided by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
physicians and treatment experts gives participants a comprehensive perspective on addiction
treatment and recovery. One piece of this training includes a session with Creative Change
Conferences’ It Happens to Boys. This component is very well received by our participants and is an
integral part of their training in learning about a sensitive area with a message that offers a clear path
to help, healing and hope.
The 9th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference
Premiere conference addressing the effects of childhood sexual abuse for
March 24, 2017 8:30 to 5:30
Westin Hotel, Austin Texas
Dr. Harry Haroutunian
National spokesperson for
Hazelden Betty Ford Center
explores the connection
between trauma and
addiction and offers hope to
survivors who are willing to
do the work to stay sober.
Author of
Being Sober.
Conference tickets
$115.00 until 12/1
includes CE's and
lunch after 12/1
Get your tickets today
Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT the
Founder of the
It Happens to
Boys Program.
co-founder of
Creative Change Conferences
will share  tools for therapists
dealing with male survivors.
Burning Tree

Keynote Speaker:  John Lee,
International best selling author and speaker,
One of the founding members of the Men's
Movement.  Author of :
The Flying Boy, The Half-Lived Life, Breaking
the Mother Son Dynamic, expert in the
field of anger.
This workshop will bring clarity to this
important relationship in a non-shaming or
blaming way.  Participants will learn how to
dismantle what for any has become
destructive or counter-productive. It will
prepare the participants with fresh and
stimulating insights into the mysterious
bond- or bondage- between millions of
mother's and sons and explain how this bond
can negatively impact women as lovers,
wives and girlfriends.  
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