By JohnMcDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A documentary film on male survivors of child sexual abuse will be screened Wednesday, October 10th, at the Free Library of Philadelphia — and the public is invited.

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The film is called “Boys and Men Healing.”  A question-and-answer session with experts and survivors will take place after the free screening.

The event is co-hosted by the groups Male Survivor and the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, where Chris Kirchner is the executive director.

“We investigate allegations of child sexual abuse here in Philadelphia and, on average, about a third of the kids we see are boys,” Kirschner tells KYW Newsradio.  “And we just want to bring some community education and awareness about the issue of boys as victims and hopefully help to bring the issue out (to) make it easy for male victims to talk about it and find support systems.”

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The event is 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central.


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