October 8, 2009

Randy Flood presents at Western Michigan University’s “Choices for Living” Class on Focusing on Male Socialization

Randy had the opportunity to speak to approximately 800 students in 4 different “Choices for Living” Classes at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He helped the students understand how traditional male socialization, the construction of masculinity, can lead to problems in living, particularly in intimate relationships, health care, and emotional health. He helped the students understand how mid-life crisis, sexual addiction, domestic abuse, bullying in schools, and generalized violence in society can all be traced back to males buying into the the “tough guise” of masculine idealogy. Randy used visual aides as well as student exercises to help the students appreciate how developing one’s full humanity enables men to live more joyfully and fully in the 21st century. The feedback from the class and professors involved were positive such that Randy continues to be asked to speak to this class every semester.

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Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
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July 24, 2009

Randy Flood’s article “Who’s The (New) Man” is published in the magazine Voice Male Summer 2009 Edition

In this meditation on a father’s struggle with old and new ideas about masculinity, Randy Flood examines his relationship with his 19 year old son Zach.

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Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
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July 2, 2009

Domestic Violence Dynamics in the Emergency Room

Randy Flood trained ER Staff on domestic violence on two different days. He helped physicians, nurses, and techs to understand the prevalence of domestic violence, dynamics of domestic violence as well as strategies to screen domestic violence. Finally, he introduced the staff to models of domestic violence counseling.

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Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
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June 25, 2009

Men’s Issues in Healthcare

Randy Flood trained Family Physician Residents at St. Mary’s Hospital on Men’s Issues in Health-care. He educated them on issues such as sex addiction, domestic abuse, mid-life crisis and other germane issues concerning men. He helped the residents understand how male socialization can make it difficult for men to ask for help, and get treated for medical problems. He gave them strategies to enable men to talk more openly while encouraging men to be more actively involved in their health-care, emotional health, and relational health.

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Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
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April 24, 2009

Randy Flood presents at Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISCMI) Spring Conference

Randy Flood presented and moderated a session on Attachment and Narcissism as it relates to men getting help for domestic abuse and anger management. Randy explained that often abuse and control tactics are in service of deeper attachment disorders or personality disorders such as Narcissism. It is important to intervene and stop the abuse, while working toward addressing the underlying emotional and personality issues.

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Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
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March 26, 2009

Workshop on Typologies of Abusers: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Randy Flood was the keynote speaker at Kent County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council’s Lucheon Lecture Series. This workshop helped participants understand the complexities and nuances of individuals who abuse their domestic partners. Although some individuals may use universal abuse tactics to control their partner, participants learned about context and severity of abuse, as well as the psychological underpinnings of each type. It is essential to understand the types in order to effectively intervene, manage cases, and provide counseling.

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Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
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February 25, 2009

Sexual Addiction Must be Accepted and Treated

Randy Flood and Al Heytek composed a guest commentary for MLive.com regarding help for sex addiction. Recently Grand Rapids conducted a internet sting operation during which 21 men were arrested for attempting to meet and have sex with an underage teenager (undercover police officer in sting operation). Randy and Al attempted to educate the general public on the pernicious and insiduous nature of sex addiction and internet pornography, hoping to provide hope for help with sex addiction.

Here is the link for the article: http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/02/column_sexual_addiction_must_b.html

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Randy Flood or Al Heysteck
Phone: 616-456-1178
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February 11, 2009

How to Prevent Bullying at School Parent Presentation at Grand Haven Christian Schools

Randy Flood of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill provided a workshop to parents regarding how to prevent bullying at school. He helped parents understand the definitions of various bullying tactics while educating them on models of intervention. This presentation was part of a full training to teachers and administrators so that they can provide a systemic program to help prevent bullying at school.

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Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
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February 7, 2009

Sex Addiction Help discussed by Randy Flood in Grand Rapids Press

Charles Honey, religion editor, of the Grand Rapids Press interviewed Randy Flood of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill regarding recent confessions by Ted Haggard. Charles and Randy discussed how his self-revelations related to Ted’s complex sexuality may help other men who struggle with sexual addiction and other acting out problems. This is particularly true for men who suppress their sexuality related to sexual orientation. The suppression can create a dual self leading to compulsive and addictive sexual acting out, outside of an intimate relationship. Charles Honey authored the column “Don’t Cast Stones at Haggard”. Randy Flood was interviewed and quoted in the article as an expert in men’s sexuality.

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Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill
Phone: 616-456-1178
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February 5, 2009

Masculinity and Wellness in the New Millenium

Randy Flood, Director of the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill, presented to Western Michigan University’s Holistic Health Class. This included 4 sections, totaling 880 students. We discussed how rigid male socialization can be toxic to healthy human development. The lecture discussed issues such as pornography, domestic violence, bullying in schools, and intimacy in relationships. The students responded well to exercises and discussion on how males are pressured into hyper-masculine gender roles resulting in problems with emotional awareness and intimacy.

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