The P. Luna Foundation fights child abuse by creating innovative programs to educate, aid law enforcement, and build awareness about the growing epidemic of child abuse and exploitation with an emphasis on young males who have been abused.
We aspire to end the anonymity of child sexual predators and to prevent future abuse through intellect, logic and virtue.
Why Male Abuse?
Everyone is aware that a large number of young females are sexually abused. Unfortunately, the same awareness is not present concerning young males.
The popular Department of Justice Statistic states that at least 1 in 6 males are sexually assaulted before their 16th Birthday. Millions more have suffered from physical and emotional abuse. The abuse of males is significantly un-reported because the victims rarely self-identify out of shame.
As a result, most male victims fail to receive restorative trauma and informed mental health services. Unresolved childhood male trauma in adulthood leads to high rates of substance abuse, low self esteem, sexual identity confusion, lingering mental health problems, anxiety, depression, profoundly impaired intimacy skills, sexual offending behaviors and suicide.
What People Say About Us:
❝I hope you will continue to express your thoughts about important issues. Through our combined efforts, we can help shape America’s future.❞ -Laura Bush; First Lady
❝Petra, thanks for all you do!❞ -Dave Pelzer; New York Times and International Best Selling Author, Recipitent of The National Jefferson Award
❝I applaud the work you are doing for battered women and children to publicize and help them find their voices again❞ -Dr. Lenore E.A Walker, Ed. D; Author, Director of the Domestic Violence Institute, Introduced Battered Women Syndrome, Professor at NSU Center for Psychological Studies and Coordinator of the clinical Forensic Psychology Concentration
❝I congratulate Petra Luna Show on their work with victims of Domestic Violence.❞ -Kenneth E. Austin; P.A.W.S. Grace Foundation