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Creative Change Conferences presents:                                                       The 14th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference for Men and Women. 
ABC Recovery in Indio, Calif.  on March 3, 2023 at 8:30 AM


Mental Health and Recovery Professionals and  those in recovery learn together. Bringing some of the brightest names to share their wisdom.
Networking opportunities, continuing education credits, lunch, and a rock and roll hour, prizes. 


 

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Master of Ceremony 
Mike Schaub

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John Lee
Best Selling Author, Speaker, teacher. Anger/rage, codependency  relationships.

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Jerry Moe
National Director of the Children's Program 
Counselor, Teacher, Author. Jerry 
recently worked with Sesame Street to develop a character to help children who live in families affected by alcohol. 

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              Ken and Mary Richardson
Co-dependency, Recovery, Relationships

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to develop functional and healthy relationships. Co-Dependents Anonymous was founded by Ken and Mary Richardson and the first CoDA meeting attended by 30 people was held October 22, 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona.

"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, 1 in 6

A One Hour Rock and Roll Show
Norman Fox and Billy Chiechi

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Bringing Healing to Survivors 
Robert Teitelbaum  Scott Smith  Daniel Marquez

"[It] 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...Their appreciation for the quality and genuineness of the conference was obvious to everyone."

​Robert J. Ackerman

Consequences of childhood sexual abuse exhibited in adulthood

  • Some people who were sexually abused during childhood have few sequelae once they reach adulthood. However, many studies have shown that childhood sexual abuse can have a wide range of consequences that carry into adulthood and across multiple spheres of functioning.

  • Not only can childhood sexual abuse have lasting effects throughout adulthood, but the effects can take new forms in the majority, affecting marital and parental life as well.

 

POSSIBLE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE EXHIBITED IN ADULTHOOD

SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

  • Somatic problems

  • Risky lifestyles (e.g. smoking, alcohol, and drug use)

  • Poorer physical health

  • Poorer perception of physical health

  • More frequent visits to the physician

  • Occupational disability

  • Chronic diseases

  • Chronic pain

  • High-risk sexual behavior (unprotected sex, multiple partners, etc.)

  • Gynecological and perinatal complications

  • Sexual problems (e.g. painful intercourse, vaginismus in women)

  • Greater risk of contracting HIV and STBBIs

PSYCHOLOGICAL

  • Mental health problems (depression, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, panic disorder, etc.)

  • Psychological distress

  • Dissociation

  • Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Self-mutilation

  • Suicidal thoughts attempted or completed suicide

  • Drug and alcohol abuse

RELATIONAL AND MARITAL

  • Less trust in others

  • Commitment issues

  • More excellent family and personal conflict

  • Isolation

  • Fear of intimacy

  • Marital dissatisfaction

  • Less stable relationships with partners

  • Marital conflict

  • Spousal violence

PARENTAL

  • Permissive parenting practices

  • Parenting stress

  • Parentification of children

  • Troubled parent-child relationships

PERINATAL PERIOD

  • Early motherhood

  • Renewed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (during pregnancy, delivery, nursing)

  • Premature births

  • Post-partum depression

"The urgency of our work is felt more now than any other time in America," says Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT and co-founder of the It Happens to Boys Conference. "With the lightning-fast movement and sharing of information combined with a rampant abuse of power, there's simply no place for perpetrators to hide anymore."

 
OUR WORK

There is Hope

For eleven years now, Creative Change Conferences has brought together some of the brightest names in mental health and recovery to explore the links between child abuse and addiction, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and intimacy challenges, sexual dysfunction and compulsion, pornography use and more.

Click to see beautiful article about our It Happens to Boys Conference by                         Holli Kenley   https://clearlifeinc.com/brave-beautiful-men-shedding-toxic-masculinity-sharing-truthful-messages/

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Sexual abuse is an acute societal problem masked by a long entrenched cultural habit of denial. People don't talk about it and that very secrecy contributes to perpetrators believing they can get away with it.  We need your help to give courageous healers a voice and combat this epidemic. 

 
 
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