About PLF

logo-166Our Mission

To prevent the cycle of child abuse and crime through awareness, education and breaking the taboo about the imperative need for young males who were childhood victims of abuse to seek help.

Our Vision

We aspire to end the anonymity of child sexual predators and to prevent future abuse through intellect, logic and virtue.

What do we do?

Child Abuse EDUCATION, AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

Why Male?

We focus our actions and programs specifically toward male abuse.

American society is aware that a large number of young females are sexually abused.

Unfortunately, the same awareness is not present concerning young males.

The Department of Justice 2012 statistics reveal 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 are our Programs?

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The Male Abuse Awareness Week Awareness Campaign & the Male Abuse Awareness Website

Male Abuse Awareness Week is an awareness campaign held every year from Dec 1st through the 8th. This is a program dedicated to the special needs of young boys and men who have been abused, in an attempt to inspire these males into treatment and help prevent them from going on to lead destructive lives as a result of past sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. The Male Abuse Awareness Campaign rises in popularity every year and is always gaining momentum.