Support for Men Who Have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex
to Jan 30

Support for Men Who Have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex

Peace Over Violence provides comprehensive case management, individual and group counseling services for male survivors. POV’s Men who have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex (MENS) group is a psycho-educational and experiential support group for male survivors recovering from sexual abuse, assault, and unwanted/inappropriate sexual encounters. The primary goal of this group is to increase clients’ understanding of how sexual violence and trauma impacts their masculinity, male identity, sexuality, and relationships.

There are many reasons that men deny, ignore, or avoid talking about or thinking about the abuse: unwanted feelings like anger or shame; fear of triggering disturbing thoughts; or long-perceived and socially authorized ideas about masculinity. Peace Over Violence strives to create the safest environment for men to take their first step toward healing.

+ Reducing of trauma symptoms
+ Improving effective coping skills
+ Increasing one’s resilience and self-esteem
+ Reestablishing or maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships

+ 1 in 6 adult men in United States experienced sexual abuse in childhood
+ On average, survivors do not disclose the abuse for 20 years
+ People who abuse boys are both male and female
+ The vast majority of male survivors will never sexually abuse another person
+ Men can and do heal from sexual abuse

If you’re interested in learning more information about this support group, please contact:
Milena Lukic at 213.955.9090 ext/155 or Joshua Beckett at 213.955.9090 ext/156

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Support Survivors. Become a Counselor Advocate.
to Mar 7

Support Survivors. Become a Counselor Advocate.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

Upon completion of the Training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for either of the following programs: 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team or Domestic Abuse Response Team.

•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

For information regarding the training, please contact Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates  fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.


Interested in becoming a Counselor Advocate?

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