SACHA Launches Poster Campaign About Services for Male Survivors

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We’re launching a new poster today!

Thanks to Living Well (http://www.livingwell.org.au/) for creating the original poster and for allowing SACHA to use it.

Thanks to Living Well (http://www.livingwell.org.au/) for creating the original poster and for allowing SACHA to adapt it.

1 in 6 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetime.

Through project funding from the Ministry of Attorney General, SACHA is able to offer men individual, group and e-counselling, and assistance though SACHA’s 24 Hour Support Line.

The pilot project started in September 2011 and has been extended until March 2015.

SACHA also offers training to workplaces and helping professionals on a wide range of topics including supporting survivors, dynamics of sexual assault and unique barriers and issues that male survivors experience.

Anyone interested in accessing counselling at SACHA, would like a poster, or would like to book a SACHA presenter can call SACHA’s office at 905.525.4573.

Currently SACHA is able to offer counselling in English and Spanish and make use of interpreters in other languages, including ASL.  SACHA has partnered with the Centre de Santé Communautaire de Hamilton/Niagara and the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre to offer culturally-appropriate services for French-speaking and Aboriginal/First Nations men.

“This is a huge gain in our community.  SACHA has been serving men on our Support Line for many years, but being able to offer face-to-face counselling for male survivors makes a big difference in their lives”, says Lenore Lukasik-Foss, Director at SACHA.

All of SACHA’s services are free.

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One thought on “SACHA Launches Poster Campaign About Services for Male Survivors

  1. SACHA should help these victims:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/09/norwalk-math-tutor.html

    http://www.sgvtribune.com/technology/20111114/victim-13-pleads-in-bellflower-court-to-give-convicted-molester-what-he-deserves

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?id=8347625

    BELLFLOWER — A 13-year-old molestation victim pleaded with a judge Monday to give Kumon Math & Reading teacher who molested her “what he deserves.”

    “I’m not confident, I’m not comfortable socializing with anybody and it’s hard to trust people,” said the girl, whose name was withheld because she is a victim of a sex crime by her Kumon teacher. Her statement came at the sentencing of her molester, Frank Chung, a 63-year-old local man who molested her and allegedly two other girls at his Norwalk Kumon Math & Reading tutoring business.

    “I just want what he deserves,” the victim calmly but quietly told Bellflower Superior Court Judge Leland Tipton moments before Chung was sentenced to eight years in prison. The 13-year-old victim is one of three girls who told authorities they were attacked by Chung at the Kumon Tutoring Center, and she was the first victim to come forward, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Detective Rudy Acevedo. Chung was arrested Sept. 8, and charged with lewd acts with a minor based on the allegation he molested the 13-year-old on a number of occasions at the Kumon learning center.

    When news of his arrest broke, the other two victims came forward and additional counts were added to the charge, Acevedo said. Chung pleaded no contest to a single count related to the first victim in exchange for eight years behind bars. Upon his release, Chung will be placed on three years parole and the charge, considered a violent sexual offense, leaves a strike on Chung’s record, said Acevedo, who is assigned to the Special Victims Bureau. The defendant is the owner of the Kumon Learning Center and worked there for five years with children providing after-school Kumon Math & Reading tutoring, according to the criminal complaint. He worked in a similar capacity at Kumon learning centers in Northern California for the past 25 years, bringing him in contact with countless children, detectives said.

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