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Male Abuse Awareness Week 2010

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One of the first questions you might be asking is “Why hold an abuse awareness week, let alone a male abuse awareness week, so close to the holidays?” The unfortunate truth is, a lot of abuse occurs around the holidays, so the timing is rather perfect.

Both men and boys suffer from abuse, whether it is sexual, physical, emotional or mental, and their abuse is real and far too commonplace. is a website that’s dedicated to educating visitors on male abuse and also serves to promote Male Abuse Awareness Week 2010:

This site is a Complete Resource Guide for MALE Victims & Survivors of Abuse and is here to provide all the information and resources you may need if you are thinking of getting help and healing your life in order to move forward in a positive direction.  

We also wish to inspire people and organizations that provide help services to female victims and survivors to start offering specialized services for abused males, if you do not already.  If you are a service provider, we offer information here to help you start to understand some basics of how to deal with the special needs of male victims and survivors of all forms of abuse., in conjunction with the P. Luna Foundation, has even teamed up with an online counseling service that offers private, online therapy.

Men and boys, or anyone for that matter, shouldn’t feel ashamed or embarassed to seek help. Efforts like Male Abuse Awareness Week help to educate and lift the stigma associated with male abuse, one week at a time.


Written by traumalines

December 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm