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Resources to help victims, survivors, families, and communities.
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Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. The organization focuses its efforts on advocacy, intervention, treatment, prevention, family resilience and community outreach. Childhelp operates the 24/7 National Child Abuse hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, as well on online chat and support services.
Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. The organization's work is guided by the vision of a world free from child sexual abuse, where children can grow up happy, healthy and safe—knowing that prevention is possible, and believing that it is an adult responsibility to protect children. The organization operates a 24/7 helpline with trained counsellors, resources, and support.
Talking about sexual abuse is hard, especially when you care about the people involved. The organization's specialized resources will help you learn how to speak up about your concerns and take the next steps toward a healthier, happier tomorrow. Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
After Silence is designed to help victims become survivors, and communicate in the recovery of sexual violence. The mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors, as well as families and supporters. The core of the organization is a support group, message board, and chat room where victims and survivors come together online in a mutually supportive and safe environment. Visit the web site for more services and support resources.
The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership. To find a local children's advocacy center,
please click on the logo above to connect to a State Chapter or click here.
The center places special emphasis on improving services and programs to promote mental/behavioral health, including depression screening and follow-up; and offers two flagship toolkits on clinical preventive services guidelines, one each for adolescents and young adults that are available for download on the web site.
The Brave Movement is a powerful and global survivor-centered movement to end childhood sexual violence in our country and around the globe. The Brave Movement was launched in February 2022, to demand bold and transformative action from leaders of governments and institutions around the globe to support the rapid scaling up of comprehensive programs of prevention, healing and justice. Supporters can join the movement via the email sign up and choose from a range of actions, including signing petitions and writing to U.S. elected officials to urge their support of the U.S. National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents.
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse—The Podcast is a positive and uplifting podcast series to help overcome the struggles that remain in our adult lives from experiences of child sexual abuse. In this series, Kathy Andersen, award-winning self-development author, "overcomer" of childhood sexual abuse, and CEO & Founder of END1IN4, brings together leading experts and inspiring contributors to help adults break free from the ongoing trauma, triggers, and turmoil of child sexual abuse and create a life filled with authentic happiness. It's never too late to overcome abuse and live the life that sets you free!
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. This also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. Resources in include a confidential and anonymous weekly support group chat facilitated by a counselor. Board Chair, actor & activist, Anthony Edwards, is a survivor of child sexual abuse that took place when Anthony was 14 years old. Visit the 1in6 web site for more information and resources.
MaleSurvivor is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. Formed in 1995, MaleSurvivor has an international membership of over 15,000 registered members from over 200 countries in the world.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. You can find information about the NAMI helpline and other support resources, as well as local chapters in your community, on the organization's web site. Click the logo above.
Pandora’s Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. The organization has been devoted to recovery and healing since 1999. Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse through its online support group, Pandora’s Aquarium. At its core, the organization believes that connecting with other survivors is an important part of healing.
The Army of Survivors, Inc. is the only national organization specifically advocating for and supporting athlete survivors of sexual violence in sports. The organization's goal is to end sexual assault against young athletes by ensuring perpetrators and enablers are held accountable, creating transparency in reporting, building an environment in which athletes do not fear retaliation when reporting abuse, and advocating for change to protect survivors.
Enough Abuse is a growing movement of concerned citizens, survivors, parents, school and youth-serving professionals, and others working to ensure the right of every child to a childhood free from the devastating and often lifelong consequences of child sexual abuse. Visit the web site to get the facts, get trained, get involved, and get vocal.