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"We shape
our self to fit
this world and
by the world
are shaped
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Creative Change Conferences - 501 C3
"What we love to do and why!"
Call 760-346-4606
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 participate."

John Lee  Author of the Flying Boy and Half-Lived Life
It's inspiring to participate in a conference
where 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 2017
Please call Carol
Teitelbaum 760-346-4606
To Help us keep offering
free counseling to men
and teen boys who so
desperately need it.  
Please help.
It Happens to Boys Speakers
Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT
Scott Smith
Randy Boyd, CADC-1
Daniel Marquez
David Price
Robert J. Teitelbaum

"It was a wonderful experience; both 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

Reverend Leo Booth
Our eighth 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 homerun.
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 healing journeys.   

Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC-CS, Co-Chairperson,
MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery; Author, Joining
Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive
Reviews about last year's conference
Reverend Leo Booth is a
Unity minister,
and an internationally
acclaimed author,
lecturer, and trainer on
all aspects of
spirituality and recovery
from depression,
addictions, compulsive
behaviors, and low
Jerry Moe
As the Director of The
Children's Program at
Hazelden Betty Ford,
Jerry explores "What
Happens When Mom is
Addicted."  A master at
relating to children,
Jerry  will share his
insights into the world
of children affected by
families with addictions.
Dr. Cindy Carter is the Assistant
Provost at
Fresno Pacific University. Dr.
Carter has been teaching and
leading workshops on
Psychodrama for many years. A
talented therapist, storyteller and
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 half.
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
addiction education.
-        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 health care 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.
The 9th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference
March 24, 2017 8:30 to 5:30
Westin Hotel, Austin Texas
Co-host status on all marketing materials mentioned on TV
interviews and radio
Logo on website and all advertisements
Full page in the program
Full-page ad in our monthly newsletter
Exhibitor table
10 Conference tickets
Logo on website and all advertisements
Full page in the program                                         
Exhibitor table
5  Conference tickets
Mention in Monthly newsletter
Logo on website and program
Exhibitor table
Dr. Harry Haroutunian
National spokesperson
for Hazelden Betty Ford
Center explores the
connection between
trauma and addiction

and offers hope to
survivors who are
willing to do the work
to stay sober.

Author of
Being Sober.
Conference tickets
Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT
the Founder of the
Happens to Boys Program.

co-founder of Creative
Change Conferences will
share  tools for therapists
dealing with male
                            Co- Sponsors
Burning Tree

Keynote Speaker:  John Lee, International
best selling author and speaker, One of the
founding members of the Men's Movement.  
Author of :
The Flying Boy, The Half-Lived Life, Breaking
the Mother Son Dynamic, expert in the
field of anger.
This workshop will bring clarity to this
important relationship in a non-shaming or
blaming way.  Participants will learn how to
dismantle what for any has become
destructive or counter-productive. It will
prepare the participants with fresh and
stimulating insights into the mysterious
bond- or bondage- between millions of
mother's and sons and explain how this bond
can negatively impact women as lovers,
wives and girlfriends.