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Creative Change Conferences
"What we love to do and why!"
|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.
Our 8th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference will be March, 2016
.Please contact: Carol Teitelbaum, MFT 760-346-4606
Accepting Sponsors and
Exhibitors for 2016
Please call Carol
To Help us keep offering
free counseling to men
and teen boys who so
desperately need it.
Rev. Leo Booth
|It Happens to Boys Speakers
Carol Teitelbaum, MFT
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 Seventh Annual It Happens to Boys was a huge success.
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
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
"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
Keynote speaker: John Lee, author of
The Flying Boy, Half Lived Life and so
This workshop will help the general
public and therapists view this
important relationship in a non-
shaming, non-blaming way so you and
they can clearly see, break, and
dismantle what for many has become
destructive or counter-productive. It
will provide the participant with fresh
and stimulating insights into the
mysterious bond—or bondage—
between millions of mothers and sons
and show how this bond can
negatively impact women as lovers,
wives, and girlfriends.
Reviews about last year's conference
Reverend Leo Booth is a
and an internationally
lecturer, and trainer on
all aspects of
spirituality and recovery
behaviors, and low
Jerry Moe M.A.
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
Psychodrama for many
years. A talented therapist,
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
Dr. Cindy Carter
Comments for Creative Change Workshop: It Happens to Boys
- Such an eye-opening, real and practice changing experience. One of my favorite sessions.
- 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
- 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
- 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 healthcare 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.
Opening Ceremony by:
Patrick Haggerson. MA.
of the Hazelden Betty
bringing natural cultural
healing practices for
Thank you to our Sponsors
A big thank you to all that were involved in making our 8th
annual a big success. We welcome all of our sponsors and
exhibitors into our healing family.
Keep checking back for some surprises we have in
store. Our team is available to speak at your
facility,or conference. Please contact me for more