BCSMSSA is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. As specifically outlined in our constitution, our purposes are to:
The Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre exists to be a place of hope, help, and healing for children, youth, and families who are victims of abuse. We exist to be a place of hope, help, and healing for children, youth, and families who are survivors of abuse. Those who have been affected by child abuse can access all of our resources at a single location. Our vision is to empowering those who are impacted by child abuse to lead healthy and productive lives by creating a community that responds collectively to child abuse. Our multi-disciplinary approach treats abused children, youth and their families; supports their recovery; seeks to stop the cycle of abuse and is dedicated to bringing perpetrators to justice. We work with many agencies to assess, investigate, intervene, and provide therapy and support for child survivors of sexual abuse and the most severe and complex cases of physical abuse and neglect.
Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) is a non-profit organization known world-wide for starting the first modern Restorative Justice program.
Restorative Justice is a way of addressing conflict and crime that engages the person who caused the harm, people who were affected by the harm, and the community.
During our 40+ year history, we have continuously responded to community needs by creatively, and innovatively applying restorative justice principles to new problems. We believe the only limit to the power of restorative justice is the capacity of the human heart to change and grow.
We provide conflict resolution services, support for people impacted by sexual trauma, assistance for families involved with child protection, reintegration support for adults returning to the community from prison or custody, and integration support for new Canadian youth.
Our restorative justice programs are offered in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, and the rest of the Waterloo Region and Wellington County in Ontario, Canada. Through research, speaking opportunities, and written resources our influence is global.
Cybertip.ca receives and addresses online and telephone reports from the public regarding:
On average, Cybertip.ca processes over 8,000 reports and receives over 40,000 page views per month. All reports that pertain to incidents that appear to be in contravention of the Criminal Code (Canada) are sent to law enforcement for possible investigation. Any information regarding a child potentially in need of protection is forwarded to the appropriate child welfare agency.
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.
Our service is completely anonymous and confidential - we don't trace calls, we don't have call display. You don't even have to tell us your name if you don't want to.
Whether by phone, mobile app or through our websites, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.
Men & Healing is in Ottawa, Ontario and is a psychotherapy centre specifically designed for men and their families. Their accredited therapists provide individual counseling as well as both short-term and long-term group treatment programs for men who have experienced sexual or physical abuse as children. Other services include anger management services (both group and individual), emotional intelligence (both group or individual) and other related issues. They also offer a Canada-wide training service on issues of male sexual trauma, trauma recovery, and other related issues.
Men's Trauma Centre is a non-profit society based in Victoria, B.C. Canada. The Men’s Trauma Centre exists to provide treatment and support services to adult and late adolescent males who are survivors of physical, emotional or sexual trauma as well as support for our clients’ significant others. Apart from providing counselling and victim support services our mandate includes:
We also consult with community and government groups in the areas of prevention, treatment, legal issues and other matters relating to the sexual violation of males.
Edmonton’s Zebra Child Protection Centre, the first centre of its kind in Canada in Edmonton Alberta, responds to child abuse with a professional, compassionate and highly integrated program of healing and justice. In both spirit and amenities, Zebra is a child-centred service, from its playroom, children’s art and homemade blankets through its timely support services and its sensitive approach to investigations. Every child has a story. The Zebra Child Protection Centre is a place where kids can tell. With our team, we support children who have suffered abuse.
1in6.org goal is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
BSAS serves as an online support group for black, adult males and females who were sexually abused as children. BSAS is a non-professional, not-for-profit resource, where its participants provide support to each other online with their recovery from sexual abuse.
NO MORE is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change.
NO MORE is a groundbreaking, global initiative comprised of the largest coalition of nonprofits, corporations, government agencies, media, schools and individuals addressing domestic violence and sexual assault. We are a campaign of NEO Philanthropy, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and are committed to engaging, reaching and working with people from diverse communities. We work to amplify and grow the movement to stop and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, in homes, schools, workplaces and communities around the world by creating innovative campaigns, partnerships and tools that leverage the power of the media, entertainment, sports, technology, and collective action.
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Stop it Now! was founded on the belief that adults are in the best position to keep children safe from sexual abuse. By adults, we mean parents, survivors, family members, law enforcement, and professionals of all types. We also believe that people who might sexually abuse a child have an important role to play in prevention. No other prevention program has ever directly challenged all adults to take full responsibility for ending sexual abuse. Challenging individuals to hold themselves accountable is an important and bold first step towards stopping the sexual abuse of children. But it is not enough. We must broaden the notion of adult responsibility to inspire families and communities to push for a corresponding change in societal attitudes and government policies. As a society, we can’t identify effective solutions until we have the courage to face the real problem—people we care about who have lost control.
Living Well is a Queensland resource which offers a range of services specifically designed to assist men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, their partners, friends and family and service providers. Their website alone is an amazing resource with tons of information.
Blue Knot Foundation formerly known as Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA), is the leading national organization working to improve the lives of 5 million Australian adults who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse. Blue Knot Foundation helps adults who have experienced trauma in childhood recover. This includes people who have experienced child abuse in all its forms, neglect, domestic violence in childhood and other adverse childhood events. Childhood trauma affects an estimated 5 million Australian adults. Many struggle day to day with their self-esteem, relationships as well as their mental and physical health. Research has established that people who have experienced severe early trauma can recover. And when parents have worked through their trauma their children do better too.Blue Knot Foundation provides professional phone support, information, resources, tools and workshops to help survivors and their friends, families, partners and loved ones live better lives. We also educate and trains health professionals and others working with survivors to better support them on their healing journey. Every year on Blue Knot Day, Blue Knot Foundation asks all Australians to unite in support of adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Mankind have been delivering specialist support services to men (18+) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault at any time in their lives. Mankind developed from the need for an agency in Sussex that could provide appropriate services to men. Funded by the Big Lottery, we are the only service of its kind in the South East.
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FSC is a local NGO launched in 2010, designed to meet the needs of male victims and survivors of sexual abuse and their families, carers, supporters and communities in Cambodia.
These needs are met through social work and other activities related to Prevention & Protection, Support, and Advocacy & Education. Our primary goal is to work in partnership with all for positive change and ensure that all male survivors are enabled to achieve their potential with freedom and dignity.
In order to achieve this, direct social work services that are appropriate and sensitive to males’ needs are available, as well as unique and specialist training, support, learning and consultation opportunities for those working with boys and young men in various settings. To find out more, please click on the relevant pages of this site. Inquiries about services, referrals and training can also be made by calling 012 461 460.
Over the next few months, FSC will be launching a range of unique tools and resources designed to raise awareness, and help those supporting survivors in their work. These include a poster pack for use in communities & organisations, and a film ‘Speaking Our Truth’ aimed at raising awareness and helping people learn important and helpful responses to survivors.
Troubled Desire is an internet-based self-management tool for people who feel attracted to children and early adolescents. When appropriate and possible, contact with a therapist may be arranged. The goal is ultimately to prevent child sexual abuse and the use of child abuse images and to alleviate the distress experienced by those with paedophilic inclinations.
Human sexuality is characterized by a wide variety of sexual preferences. Each individual has specific erotic particularities that are realized first as fantasies and sometimes later as urges that develop into behaviours. Sexual preference of any kind is predetermined and not chosen; nobody gets to decide his or her own sexual orientation.
Specific erotic arousal patterns result in a sexual preference for the body age of prepubescent children and/or early pubescent teenagers. According to data from Germany, approximately one percent of the male population is characterized by a sexual preference of this kind, named “paedophilia” by the World Health Organisation. As long as sexual interest in children remains on the fantasy level no harm has occurred. However, if these fantasies are acted upon it can be very damaging to a child.
Due to societal taboo, being a paedophile can cause serious personal distress. This may cause symptoms associated with depression, anxiety and social isolation, which in turn can actually enhance the probability of acting on impulses. This could result in problematic sexual behaviour manifesting either as child sexual abuse or as consumption of child sexual abuse images (child pornography).
It is important to ensure that these offences never occur and to help affected persons prevent urges from becoming problematic sexual behaviour. There are strategies to improve the symptoms associated with distress and ways to integrate sexual interests without acting them out.