Randy Flood and Charlie Donaldson present at AMSA Conference

March 31 – April 3, 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Join Randy Flood and Charlie Donaldson at this year’s American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan March 31 – April 3. The conference theme, “(Un)Masking Masculinities: Constructing and Deconstructing Representations of Masculinities” is the perfect occasion for them to offer insights into identifying, preventing, and treating toxic masculinity.

Randy will take part in the Boys to Men session where he will present the paper, Prevention as Possibility: Altogether Boys, co-authored by Ms. Maggie Fry, Advancement Coordinator for the Men’s Resource Center. Altogether Boys is a program created by the Men’s Resource Center that gives boys the tools they need to make informed choices about masculinity and to build the emotional awareness and relational tools necessary to have fulfilling social and personal relationships through a healthy self-esteem and open-hearted masculinities. Both Randy and Charlie will participate in an applied clinical workshop,”Mascupathy: A New Vision for Understanding and Treating Men and their Masculinities.”

To learn more about Altogether Boys, contact the Men’s Resource Center at 616-456-1178. For more about mascupathy, visit the Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy website.

Visit the AMSA website for details about the conference, including the schedule of events and activities, and to register on line.

Mascupathy Book Release

Join Randy Flood and Charlie Donaldson at the only local release party for their newest book: Mascupathy: Understanding and Healing the Malaise of American Manhood. Over 30 years of research in the making, it will revolutionize thinking about men and their behavior.

Stop by Derby Station in East Grand Rapids (2237 Wealthy St SE) on May 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and toast to a brighter future for men, boys, and society. For more information visit www.mascupathy.org

Boys and Men Healing: Documentary and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m.

Male survivors of sexual abuse are often hesitant to speak about their experience. That’s why this screening of the documentary “Boys and Men Healing” is so important.  The movie offers first-person accounts of abuse and healing and provides an opportunity to discuss the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects.

Randy Flood will take part in the panel discussion that follows the movie’s screening. The organizers of this event hope it will raise awareness and create discussion about childhood sexual abuse, specifically in boys.

There will be counselors and clergy on hand to offer support, as well as resources available.

The movie screening, panel discussion, and resource tables will be in Aquinas College’s Wege Ballroom. Admission is free.

https://boysandmenhealing.eventbrite.com

 

Randy Flood on WTLJ TV-54 this April

The Men’s Resource Center’s co-founder, Randy Flood, was recently interviewed for “Public Report,” a program of WTLJ TV-54. Watch his interview on April 13, at 2:30 p.m. on WTLJ TV-54 and learn more about the Men’s Resource Center and its work in the community.

February 24, 2011

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse

Presenters: Randy Flood, M.A., L.L.P. Director and Therapist,Men´s Resource Center at Fountain Hill, Al Heysteck, MA, LPC, MDiv, Therapist Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill, Joyce Wright, Director of Training, Michigan Domestic Violence. Prevention and Treatment Board

When: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12pm-1:30pm

Location: Kent County Court House, 180 Ottawa Ave NW, 5th Floor Conference Room, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

This session will explore the issues related to domestic violence and substance abuse. Panelists will discuss how substance abuse is a complex factor in domestic violence cases. They will discuss the co-morbidity of the issues by highlighting how the two separate issues intersect and the need of intervention and services. The perspective of both the batterer/perpetrator as well as the victim/survivor will be explored.

Cost: Program is free. $15 optional social work continuing education credit fee payable upon check-in (includes training materials and 1.5 approved social work continuing education clock hours)

CECHs: Grand Valley State University School of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative – Provider MI CEC-0004. This program is 1.5 hours.

No Registration required for program. For continuing education credits, register at check-in between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

Contact:
Questions? Please contact Ashley at nickelas@gvsu.edu

January 31, 2011

Sex Addiction

Randy Flood of the Men’s Resource Center talked with Shelly Irwin about the topic of Sex Addiction. You can listen to this interview on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. on WGVU 88.5FM Radio.

Contact:
Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
Contact

January 30, 2011

Family Matters: Domestic Violence: Telling Amy’s Story

Randy Flood of the Men’s Resource Center was a expert guest panelist regarding Domestic Abuse for the show Family Matters: Domestic Violence: Telling Amy’s Story on WGVU-TV. Randy’s panel discussion is on from 3-3:30 p.m. on WGVU-TV. For the full show you can watch from 2-3:30 p.m.

Contact:
Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
Contact

February 26, 2010

Men’s Retreat: Our Chosen Fathers

Randy Flood co-facilitated and co-led a Men’s Retreat with Rev. Chandler Stokes from Westminster Presbyterian Church located in Grand Rapids. They touched on the following topics: Who are our chosen Fathers?, Who have they lead us to become?, And who do we long to be?

Contact:
Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
Contact

February 7, 2010

Loving Partnerships and the Work of Communication

By popular demand Randy will return to facilitate a continued discussion of the challenges and disciplines needed for fair and loving communication. This discussion was part of the Adult Education Hour at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids.

Contact:
Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
Contact

November 22, 2009

Intimate Relationships: The Mystery and Skill of Loving Relationships

Randy Flood presented to an Adult Education Class at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids on the topic Intimate Relationships. Randy discussed how intimate relationships won’t thrive on passion alone, nor will they grow by becoming an expert on your partner’s deficits. In order for intimacy and connection to grow, relationships need to be intentional, skill-based, and covenantal. Our intimate relationships are integral in cultivating joy and satisfaction OR pain and unhappiness in our lives. Randy Flood, psychotherapist, helped participants understand how intimate relationships function along the continuum of healthy to dysfunctional. He elucidated how the paradigm for healthy relationships has evolved over time requiring greater personal development to achieve deeper intimacy and connection. He explored the dimensions of dysfunction and health so that participants are more mindful in their quest to develop loving, evolved and joyful relationships with their intimate partners.

Contact:
Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
Contact