Yvonne M. McCormack
Talk of the Town PR
O’s 200 Men to host a panel discussion at the
Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Conference
New York, NY Oct. 25, 2012 –O’s 200 Men, a St. Louis, MO based organization is hosting a panel discussion. "O's 200 Men" is a collection of men from all over the USA and Canada with the common bond of appearing on the Oprah Show in late 2010. Many of these men have become very active in the effort to raise awareness and help put an end to the horrible crime of Child Sexual Abuse.
The discussion panel is on male specific sexual abuse issues and will be held Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at the HUB Auditorium from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by One Heart, an organization formed by Penn State students to stand against child abuse through both fundraising and educational campaigns. The panel will consist of members of O’s 200 Men and other male survivors.
Carl Hart, Board Member & Coordinator of the panel discussion said, "Services for male survivors of sexual abuse are approximately 30 years behind the level of services for women. We are starting to see a change, but we feel that events like this can encourage Service Providers to "specialize"
The goal of this event is to shed light on the need for more male sexual abuse awareness and support. This is a topic that has been surrounded by stigma and shame. Males don't often talk about childhood sexual abuse, including their own sexual abuse. In an effort to change this, we want to help support them coming forward and dealing with the effects. We would also like to encourage an increase in the number of professionals specializing in male survivor treatment.
About Carl Hart:
Carl currently is volunteering as a panelist and guest coordinator for the Blog Talk Radio Show, Stop Child Abuse Now, otherwise known as SCAN. He is in the process of formally organizing O’s 200 Men as a non-profit foundation that will concentrate on expanding the awareness and support of male sexual abuse survivors. He also serves as a board member for JustTell, a New York City based non-profit that reaches out to today’s youth empowering them to disclose sexual abuse when it occurs. As a board member, Carl works to seek out grants and other funding opportunities, as well as helping to develop an annual fundraiser and recognition event.
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