October 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 RESPONSIBILITY.
help ensure healthy, safe children in our community by taking action as an individual,
group, or business.'
(c) 1991 by Paul McLaughlin - child abuse speech
at North Eugene High
School in Eugene, Oregon.
The 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.
Tell 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.'
has limited knowledge on
topics of child abuse,
laws, and children's services.
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.
Others have benefited from funds he has raised for child abuse programs.
S.C.A.N. is a voice on behalf of Pennsylvania, Washington, and Oregon's
children -- an advocate for children and families
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 perpetrators."
does he speak out against child abuse, but he also puts his and other survivors words into
action in the community.
Because of his suffering, he did not abuse himself or the society by doing
gangs, drugs, alcohol, or disrespecting his parents.
This 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.
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.
He 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
Did you know...?
is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Medical 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.
Stop Child Abuse Now
A non-profit organization
DONORA, PENNSYLVANIA - HISTORICAL EVENTS
Healing Through Art ... Art Through Healing
How a Handicapped Man Began His One
Child Abuse Now -
Short History of Paul, and other stories
Child Abuse Now -
Register Guard News Paper About Paul in Eugene, Oregon
Child Abuse Now -
Paul's wife gives her views on
child abuse, and offers a tribute
to the memory of Thomas McLaughlin, Paul's brother.
Photos of Paul's family in Donora,
of Paul's Family and Photos of Paul's Twin Sister
Eugene Register-Guard articles about Paul and people in the community.
of Paul's Crusade
more than words could ever express.
The Child Abuse Man
- Paul's story as told by writer
the Eugene Register-Guard, Sunday, June 14, 1992
I Was Loved In The Midst Of Suffering
Christian magazine -
Story about Paul in the 'Good News'
from Portland, Oregon - 1989
another survivor, shares her story.
Mon Valley Independent Newspaper in Donora, Pennsylvania about Paul McLaughlin mission work
- One woman's advocacy
against abuse. Holli,
Green Ribbon, stories of abuse, statistics, poems, and much more.
Please be advised that Paul McLaughlin no longer uses the
internet. This web page is maintained by a friend. His poor
health (he contracted multiple sclerosis) 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:
298 Hunington Ave.
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 344-7244
If you liked my webpage, please sign my
Send Paul your story.
Please note that response may
be sporadic due to my health.
otherwise noted, all materials within this site are under-2001 Paul M. McLaughlin, All Rights Reserved.
Copyright (c)1975, 1993
These materials may not be reproduced in any form nor used for any
commercial purpose without the express written consent of the author.
Permission is granted for use by any student for educational purposes or research.
Paul M. McLaughlin.
modified 2001 by kaypoe