13, 1975 - October 13, 2000
children are our future, but their well-being IN OUR SOCIETY
continues to decline.
health and safety of our children is EVERYONE'S
help ensure healthy, safe children in our community by taking
action as an individual, group, or business.'
1991 by Paul McLaughlin - child abuse speech
Eugene High School in Eugene, Oregon.
purpose of this web site, which began after Paul McLaughlin
got his first computer in 1994, is to show what one
handicapped survivor has done in the community for the
prevention and awareness of child abuse. Paul's
goal is not to be a victim, not to abuse self, and not
to abuse the community by negative revenge, but to speak out
about child abuse and also to work in the communities to heal
himself and to educate people about the
‘before/during/after' effects of abuse.
your story and also work to save our children in your
community. Child abuse or any abuse will continue as
long we don't talk about it and don't work to 'help
stop child abuse.'
limited knowledge on many topics of child abuse,
During Paul's speeches, radio programs,
etc., experts from
children's services agencies are present to
answer difficult questions.
He's the one who delivers hope.
benefited from funds he has raised for child abuse
S.C.A.N. is a voice on behalf of Pennsylvania,
Washington, and Oregon's
children -- an advocate for children
in the legislature, in the media, and in local
want to let people who were abused as children know that they
have choices other than to continue to be victims or
only does he speak out against child abuse, but he also puts
his and other survivors words into action in the community.
of his suffering, he did not abuse himself or the society by
doing gangs, drugs, alcohol, or disrespecting his parents.
web site celebrates the triumph of one man over a childhood
during which he and his twin sister were tormented and
severely abused for eighteen years.
a precious little boy he came close to death twice, but Paul
McLaughlin survived, and has been a tireless crusader for the
rights of children and against child abuse since 1975.
began his life's work in his home town of Donora,
Pennsylvania. Today, he and his wife Liz live in Eugene,
Oregon, where they continue to fight for the right of
children everywhere to live free from fear and abuse.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Report on Paul McLaughlin at age of 5 years old
clearinghouse is a national resource for professionals and others
seeking information on child abuse and neglect and child welfare.
Child Abuse Now
PENNSYLVANIA - HISTORICAL EVENTS
Through Art ... Art Through Healing
a Handicapped Man Began His One man Campaign
Child Abuse Now -
History of Paul, and other stories
Child Abuse Now -
Guard News Paper About Paul in Eugene, Oregon
Child Abuse Now -
wife gives her views on child abuse, and offers a tribute
the memory of Thomas McLaughlin, Paul's brother.
of Paul's family in Donora, Pennsylvania
of Paul's Family and Photos of Paul's Twin Sister
Eugene Register-Guard articles about Paul and people in the
of Paul's Crusade
more than words could ever express.
Child Abuse Man
Paul's story as told by writer Eric Mortonson.
Taken from the Eugene Register-Guard, Sunday, June 14, 1992
Was Loved In The Midst Of Suffering
Story about Paul in the 'Good News' Christian magazine -
Portland, Oregon - 1989
Valley Independent Newspaper in Donora, Pennsylvania about Paul
McLaughlin mission work
One woman's advocacy against abuse. Holli, from
survivor, shares her story.
Green Ribbon, stories of abuse, statistics, poems, and much
be advised that Paul McLaughlin has very limited use of the
internet. This web page is maintained by a friend. His poor
health (he now suffers from multiple sclerosis, glaucoma,
epilepsy and Parkinson's disease) makes it too difficult to use a
computer. He would still love to hear from you, however. He can
be reached at his home address:
Ann SEVEN McLaughlin
3220 Crescent Ave., #28.
(New) Phone: (541) 683-0982
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