Self reflection: Triggers for disclosure

Take some time to reflect on your own practice and consider the following questions:

  1. In your practice, thinking back on your work with men who have disclosed sexual abuse or assault, what types of triggers have prompted his disclosure? Are there any common themes you have noticed?
  2. In your practice, are there other triggers for men's help seeking or disclosure in addition to those materials listed above?
  3. Is it easier to respond to some of the triggers for disclosure than others? If so what makes it easier or more difficult?
  4. Do you find any of the triggers mentioned in 2.1. particularly challenging to respond to? For example, if a man presented for help telling you he had fears of harming a child or an adult? Or when a man presents as on the brink of harming or killing himself?
  5. What information might you need to feel more competent to assist a man who seeks help because he has fears of harming himself, a child, or another adult?

Record your thoughts below.

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