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Media: Finding A Voice After Decades of Silence

Two members of BARCC's Survivor Speakers Bureau recently shared their stories with Channel Kindness. The volunteers spoke about how they came to talk publicly about their sexual assaults, and the stigma that comes with being a male survivor of sexual violence.  Excerpt: “We’re all here for one purpose, and that’s… Read More

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Shattering His Shame: One Man’s Journey To Healing

The following post was written by Jim Holland, a survivor who came to BARCC for counseling and serves as a Survivor Speakers Bureau volunteer. *Content note: childhood sexual violence. I was a typical 13-year-old boy growing up in South Boston. I attended Catholic school, was an altar boy, and had many friends. I also had a very close and unique relationship… Read More

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BARCC Historic Highlights: Introducing Services for Men

Jim Holland joined BARCC’s Survivor Speakers Bureau about five years ago. He’s since shared his story of surviving childhood sexual assault with groups of high school students, parents, and a Division I champion hockey team, among many others. “I wanted to give something back to BARCC,” Holland said, recalling how dramatically… Read More

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Statement: BARCC Responds to Indictment of Bryon Hefner

On Thursday, Bryon Hefner, the husband of state Sen. Stan Rosenberg, was indicted by a grand jury on five felony charges of sexual assault, one count of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, and four counts of disseminating nude photographs without consent. Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Executive Director Gina Scaramella issued the following… Read More

Media: Men Who are Sexually Assaulted Face Struggles Tied to Ideas of Masculinity

The Boston Globe published a follow up to their report on the four men who said Bryon Hefner—husband of Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg—sexually assaulted them. In the follow up, the Globe interviewed BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella on how traditional masculinity can complicate healing from sexual trauma for male survivors.… Read More