BROCKVILLE – ARCC is hosting a 1BlueString Concert at Hardy Park on May 28th from 12:30pm – 2:00pm featuring Bourne to Rock. This is a FREE concert event that anyone can attend.
As May Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to an end, ARCC would like to bring special awareness to the issue of male sexual assault/abuse. Help us in our efforts to make males in our community who are affected by sexual assault/abuse feel supported and heard by attending our 1BlueString Concert.
1BlueString asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to symbolize and support the 1 in 6 men sexually abused in childhood. It is estimated that 1 in 6 males are sexually abused, a likely low estimate due to underreporting. This May, the team at ARCC wants to bring attention to the severity of male sexual abuse which has traditionally been hidden through a culture of silence. Males in our community and throughout the world are victims of sexual abuse; however, misconceptions that deny male victimization have fueled silence among survivors. Many men feel the need to “just get over it” rather than come forward, and seek assistance. It is our hope that bringing awareness to the issue will empower men to feel supported through their healing and comfortable seeking assistance if and when they choose to do so.
If you are male survivor of sexual assault/abuse and/or partner abuse we can help. We offer free and confidential counselling and support group services to men.
The Assault Response & Care Centre, a program of the Brockville General Hospital offers free, confidential services to women, children, youth and men who have been victims of or affected by sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Our centre provides 24/7 specialized nursing care through BGH’s Emergency Department, individualized counselling, support groups for both men & women, peer support, yoga, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Groups, and public education initiatives in schools and throughout the community.
The team at the Assault Response & Care Centre would like to remind the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville that we are here to help. You can access our service directly by calling 613-345-3881 or 1-800-567-7415.