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Creative Change Conferences
"What we love to do and why!"
|If you are a Man who has been
abused as a child we offer free
group counseling The Third
Tuesday of the Month. Call
760-346-4606 to sign up
"It Happens To Boys" Conference is
the most professionally fulfilling
conference I participate in thanks to
the quality of speakers,the excellent
and engaging topics and
presentations but also due the high
quality of production that Carol and
her staff provides. it will be powerful
and life-changing for those who
John Lee Author of the Flying Boy
and Half-Lived Life
It's inspiring to participate in a
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
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To Have our group present our "It Happens to Boys" workshop at your
facility, school, or conference. This is a one and a half to two hour
workshop covering aspects of abuse, trauma, addiction, and recovery.
We have been working together for the past 7 years to educate and help
healing happen references available upon request.
Our 8th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference will be March, 2016
.Please contact: Carol Teitelbaum, MFT 760-346-4606
Accepting Sponsors and
Exhibitors for 2016
Please call Carol
To Help us keep offering
free counseling to men
and teen boys who so
desperately need it.
Rev. Leo Booth
|It Happens to Boys Speakers
Carol Teitelbaum, MFT
Robert J. Teitelbaum
"It was a wonderful
informative and deeply
moving. In the face of the
horrors of sexual abuse
this conference offered
both therapy and hope.
I look forward to presenting
at future conferences"
Reverend Leo Booth
|Student discounts available
|Our Seventh Annual It Happens to Boys was a huge success.
Read what some of our speakers had to say
"The Seventh Annual It Happens
to Boys Conference 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. As a presenter I
was honored to be invited and I
soon realized that the attendees
quickly became consumers of all
that was offered. Their
appreciation for the quality and
genuineness of the conference
was obvious to everyone. It was a
great two days".
Robert J. Ackerman
This conference features a
line-up of leading clinicians,
educators, authors, and
advocates. It sensitively
explores childhood sexual
abuse and offers a clear path
to help, healing, and hope. A
highlight is the Courageous
Healers panel, a group of
recovering men sharing their
experience, strength, and
hope. This conference is a
Jerry Moe, Director of the
Children’s Program at The
Betty Ford Center
"It Happens to Boys" is an inspiring
and empowering conference for
professionals, survivors and allies.
Participants are immediately assisted
to feel welcomed into this community
of courageous healers and survivors,
and given a number of tools and
insights to use in the recovery process
from a number of different
perspectives. The positive emphasis
of all the speakers on offering hope,
compassion and support was a strong
point of this two day gathering.
Participants also had the opportunity
throughout the conference to
experience different healing modalities
which led to the possibility for
personal growth and community
building. Another strong point of the
conference as well was hearing from a
panel of courageous male survivors
about what has helped them in their
Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC-CS,
Weekends of Recovery; Author,
Joining Forces: Empowering Male
Survivors to Thrive
|Creative Change Conferences and
New Found Life present:
The Eighth Annual It Happens to Boys Conference
March 5, 2016
Long Beach Westin
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
This workshop will help the general
public and therapists view this
important relationship in a non-
shaming, non-blaming way so you and
they can clearly see, break, and
dismantle what for many has become
destructive or counter-productive. It
will provide the participant with fresh
and stimulating insights into the
mysterious bond—or bondage—
between millions of mothers and sons
and show how this bond can
negatively impact women as lovers,
wives, and girlfriends.
Reviews about last year's conference
Reverend Leo Booth is a
and an internationally
lecturer, and trainer on
all aspects of
spirituality and recovery
behaviors, and low
Jerry Moe M.A.
As the Director of The
Children's Program at
The Betty Ford Center,
Jerry explores where we
go next in helping our
future generations. A
master at relating to
children, Jerry will
share his insights into
the world of children
affected by families with
Dr. Cindy Carter holds
three Dean Positions at
Fresno Pacific University.
Dr. Carter has been
teaching and leading
Psychodrama for many
years. A talented therapist,
weaver of archetypes.
An incredible story teller,
Dr. Cindy Carter and her
troupe of Playback Theatre
Players will give audience
members a chance to
witness their own stories
and if desired watch a
different ending. Cindy's
ability to help participants
feel safe and encourage
them to face their story,
will create quite an
educational hour and a
Dr. Cindy Carter
Comments for Creative Change Workshop: It Happens to Boys
- Such an eye-opening, real and practice changing experience. One of my favorite sessions.
- Great insight into a topic that is not well addressed.
- Thank you for representing a potentially even more stigmatized subject than addiction. I really appreciate the
- Very informative session, I will take this experience everywhere in life.
- Honest, raw and eye-opening.
- Thank you for sharing your stories and educating us about asking our male patients about abuse history.
- What a moving and thoroughly important topic to discuss. The profound courage and resiliency of the
survivors of sexual abuse was incredibly powerful to hear.
- The speakers were fantastic. Very touching to hear the survivor’s personal story, Very nice tie-in with the
- Good to listen to real-life experiences on a subject that does not get shared too much – the speakers were great.
From Joseph Skrajewski, Director of Medical Education
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Medical Education Programs, including the Summer Institute for Medical
Students (SIMS) and Professionals in Residence (PIR), give medical students and healthcare professionals an in-
depth experience with the dynamics of the disease of addiction. During their week-long sessions, participants spend
time interacting with patients and family members. Supplementing this experience with the education provided by
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation physicians and treatment experts gives participants a comprehensive perspective
on addiction treatment and recovery. One piece of this training includes a session with Creative Change
Conferences’ It Happens to Boys. This component is very well received by our participants and is an integral part of
their training in learning about a sensitive area with a message that offers a clear path to help, healing and hope.