LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

1in6, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to the support and healing of men who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault, has received a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles to host two, full-day training sessions on September 14 and 15, 2016. The event, entitled It Happens, It Matters, will take place at the California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street in Los Angeles.

It happens, It matters is an educational seminar and training event focusing on male sexual abuse and assault. The instruction offers a primer on the basic concepts, theories and approaches to working with male survivors. Attendees should be frontline professionals, volunteers and/or students affiliated with colleges and universities based in Los Angeles County. Over the course of the sessions, professionals and volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to the healing of male survivors of sexual abuse and assault will learn proven strategies and techniques for working with those who identify as men.

“The work of 1in6 provides much-needed services to men who far too frequently remain silent in their pain,” said Marvin I. Schotland, President & CEO of The Foundation. “Unfortunately, men from all communities are affected by unwanted sexual experiences that can produce life-long damage. We are proud to support 1in6 in its efforts to provide assistance to these brave men and those who support them.”

“We invite all front-line workers who work with male survivors of sexual abuse and assault to participate,” said Steve LePore Founder and Executive Director of 1in6. “We are extremely grateful to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles for funding this event which will allow us to educate as many as 100 attendees about this issue that impacts the lives of one in every six men in the United States.”

More than 21 million American men have been sexually abused or assaulted in the United States. Untreated, men are vulnerable to a significantly higher risk of developing a host of health issues including substance abuse, self-destructive behavior, chronic health conditions, depression, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as social dysfunctions such as failed relationships, hindered education and unfulfilled career objectives.

Since 2007, 1in6 has helped countless men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 offers awareness and education, as well as in-person and over-the-web services to men with histories of unwanted or abusive experiences and anyone who cares about them. 1in6 assists survivors’ family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. 1in6 also provides professional training like the upcoming It Happens, It Matters two day gathering. For more information about the programs offered by 1in6 or to make a tax-deducible donation please go to http://www.1in6.org.

To inquire about attending It Happens, It Matters, please contact 1in6 Training Coordinator Tracey Awad at tracey(at)1in6(dot)org.

About The Foundation

Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages more than $1 billion of assets entrusted to it by over 1,200 families. The Foundation partners with donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving, and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 25 years, The Foundation has distributed over $1 billion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum. http://www.jewishfoundationla.org

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