Help for Victims

Am I being abused?

“The physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children, (or adults)”

- Princeton University; definition of ‘child abuse.’

“A rude expression intended to offend or hurt” or “cruel or inhumane treatment.”

- Princeton University; definition of ‘ abuse.’

Definition of Domestic Abuse (home/office):

“Any incident or threatening behavior, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are, or have been intimate partners or are family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.”

- British Crime Survey in 2006/07

 

People involved in the cause to fight abuse are always amazed at how many individuals are being abused and DO NOT REALIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEM because in many environments, abuse seems normal to them.  The easiest way to figure out whether abuse is happening is to see how you feel when things are happening to you.
If things are going on between you and another person who has authority over you or can physically overpower you, and these things makes you feel bad, pain, scared, hurt, strange or shameful, it is a good chance that you are being abused.
 

HELP SERVICES AND INFORMATION


Childhelp’s National Child Abuse Hotline 1.800.4-A-CHILD
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.656.HOPE
Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men & Women 1.888.743.5754
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline `1-800-273-TALK’

Below are links to help services, male abuse communities, various support systems and friends for male victims and survivors.  If a professional person or organization is listed here, they will provide help to males and WILL NOT turn you away.

All we have found to date for help and services are right here

Prevention

Child Sexual Abuse

Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention for Males

Services

Sexually Abused Male Services

  • 1 in 6 ( Resources for Therapy, Professionals, Education, Family and Friends )
  • Male Survivor ( Membership Supported Organization with Conferences and Workshops )
  • JustTell.org ( Empowering Kids to Speak Out About Sexual Abuse )
  • Pandora’s Project ( Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse )
  • Together We Heal ( Cost-Free counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse )

Domestic Abused Men Services

  • MenWeb ( Help for Battered Men )
  • Male Abuse ( Domestic Violence General Resourse List )

REBUILDING LIVES

GAY SERVICES

Specialized Services

Cults:  Males are tempting targets for cults and radical groups that abuse people. If you are considering becoming part of an unusual social group, please do some research so you will be able to recognize if you are getting yourself into an abusive situation. If you are with one of these groups you are most likely still being victimized.
Some help and information can be found at the links below.
Rosanne Henry, L.P.C.

International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)

Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing

Information on Substance Abuse ~ Drugless.org

Withdraw from Addiction Information ~ Withdrawal.org

Survivorship

Endritualabuse.org

Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse (book)

Stalking is becoming very dangerous for males.  Stalk: to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment.
(Merriam-Webster)
Michael G. Conner, Psy.D gives great tips on how to deal with stalkers.

Munchausen by Proxy
 is when someone is causing illness or injury in another to obtain attention; usually by a parent or caregiver against a child.
(http://www.askdrscully.com/psychward.html)
This normally happens to children who cannot yet speak, but there have been cases recorded with older children as well.  For more information on this syndrome, see the KidsHealth web site.

Legal US
National US: Sexual Abuse Attorneys
Jeff Anderson & Associates, Clergy Abuse Attorneys

Child Abuse Attorneys Fighting for You
Terani Law Firm

Child Abuse Victim’s Legal Information
NOVA: Network of Victims Assistance

General Legal Information
Equal Justice Foundation

Education
Sexual Abuse of Males, Prevalance, Possible Lasting Effects and Resources
Jim Hopper Ph. D.

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse, What is child sexual abuse?
American Psychological Association

Healing the Sexually Abused Heart
Dr. Jaime Romo

Advancing Health Education and Research
The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA)

A University of New Hampshire Study
Men Are More Likely Than Women To Be Victims In Dating Violence, UNH Expert Says

Child Abuse Effects: Male Victims of Sexual Abuse
Professor Darlene Barriere

Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment’s Male Outreach Campaign
PAVE

Battered Men? Battered Facts
FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting 

Stalking Information
Stalking Defined by Charles E. Corry, Ph.D.

Men and Physical Abuse by Spouses or Girlfriends
Cyberparent

GENERAL INFORMATION
Male Survivors of Incest and Sexual Child Abuse

Mensstuff

Husband Battering: Men and Domestic Violence

Symptoms of Emotional Abuse

Andrew Vachss: Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Journal References

Books
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman

Abused Boys Wounded Men Workbook by Earnie Larsen

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse by Mic Hunter

Broken Boys Mending Men: Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse by Stephen D. Grubman-Black

Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
& Leaping upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse

Understanding Male Sexual Abuse by O’Brien Dennis

Men Cry Alone by Philip Paris

The Male Survivor: The Impact of Sexual Abuse by Matthew Parynik Mendel

Online Communities
FORUMS
Men Thriving: Sexual Abuse

Stop Abuse For Everyone: Domestic Violence

Fort Refuge

Male Survivors Trust UK

FASCA Foundation

BLOGS
Talking About Male Abuse Awareness Week @ deviantart.com

(Wo)Men Speak Out: Sexual Abuse

New Hope Outreach: Domestic Violence

Lynn Melville: Stop Male Abuse

Survivors Chat 

Mike McBride @ childabusesurvivor.net

Advocates, Friends and Fellow Survivors
THE P. LUNA FOUNDATION’S OWN ONLINE PAGES

Male Abuse Awareness Week, Dec. 1-8 @ Facebook

Male Abuse Awareness Week December 1 ~ 8 @ Google+

INDEPENDANTS
Michael Skinner Musician/Advocate

NAASCA ~ National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

After Silence

Boys & Men Healing from Sexual Abuse @ Big Voice Pictures

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse MSSA+MSG Male Survivor Group @ Facebook

Intl. Days: Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Violence @ Facebook

Male Abuse Victims Support Group @ Facebook

The Child Abuse Survivor Monument

You and Me can Stop Bullies

Only Children Hear Me ~ Children can talk to Jake the Dog

Breaking the Cycle of Male Sexual Abuse @ Linkedin