Plymouth Meeting, PA, October 05, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The effects of child sexual abuse do not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, nor socio-economic status. For decades survivors of child sexual abuse have carried a burden of shame in silence believing that what happened to them as a child was their fault.
The long-term emotional and psychological damage that sexual abuse causes can be devastating to not only the survivor, but those who are closest to them. The people at the Let Go... Let Peace Come In Foundation understand firsthand how child sexual abuse affects the lives of adults and families.
"I've experienced child sexual abuse," says Peter S. Pelullo, Chairman and Founder of the LGLPCI Foundation, "But I'm here today to tell the world that there is hope. With the right type of trauma therapy, the healing can begin."
Through its efforts the Let Go... Let Peace Come In Foundation increases access to therapy for adult survivors who do not have the means to seek treatment on their own, provides a safe online community to bring survivors together while heightening public awareness through information contained on its website, www.letgoletpeacecomein.org, and supports evidence based prevention research to alleviate the tragedy of child sexual abuse.
Recently the LGLPCI Foundation has initiated a campaign on the popular crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The organization hopes to raise at least $75,000 to support its mission and further initiatives aimed at preventing the spread of this silent pandemic. In addition to survivors from four states, the foundation has also helped two of the young men involved with the Jerry Sandusky case by providing subsidies for trauma therapy. Pelullo states, "Statistics indicate that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 4 boys will be sexually violated before the age of 18. The existence of more than 60 million survivors in the US alone, means everyone knows at least one survivor and it also means that our children and grandchildren have a good possibility of marrying someone who has survived this life altering trauma, but has yet to heal from it. Surrendering to the violation is one issue. Surrendering to the ticks and the addictions caused by it is an entirely different one."
For survivors openly acknowledging what happened to them as a child is the first step to healing together and becoming emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy adults. With the support of a strong community the LGLPCI Foundation can continue to provide services and conduct the research necessary to bring prevention and intervention into the lives of those affected by child sexual abuse. Help support the Let Go... Let Peace Come In Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, by visiting www.indiegogo.com/lglpci-helps-survivors.
About the Let Go... Let Peace Come In Foundation
The LGLPCI Foundation, founded in 2008, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that brings healing, recovery, and scientific knowledge to the problem of child sexual abuse. It does this by funding initiatives at the number one public health school in the world and subsidizing trauma treatment sessions for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
The Founder of the LGLPCI Foundation, Peter S. Pelullo, is available for interviews and comments about how child sexual abuse affects the life of an adult survivor.
Contact: Gretchen Paules, Executive Director, The LGLPCI Foundation