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How can I help my ADDICTED TEEN?
How can I deal with the ANGER
in our family?
Is my teen's BEHAVIOR just normal teenage rebellion?
What do parents and teachers need to know about BULLYING?
How can I help my OVERWEIGHT
Help! My teen is a RUNAWAY!
My teen is cutting. What do I need to know about SELF-INJURY?
What is 'normal' teen SEXUAL BEHAVIOR and what is cause for concern?
ABUSE: Help and Support
Organizations: Information and Help
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children ~ Helps professionals to respond to children and their families affected by abuse and violence.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers ~ This professional organization focuses on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of sex offenders.
Bishop Accountability ~ Information and resources documenting the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
Captive Daughters ~ Anti-trafficking group that focuses on ending the sexual bondage of female adolescents and children.
Child Abuse Prevention Network ~ For professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect.
Child Welfare Information Gateway ~ National resource on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues.
Child Welfare League ~ Association of more than 1,100 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services.
Crimes Against Children Research Center ~ Provides research and statistics about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.
Empathic Parenting ~ Website of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies ~ Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women's organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 80 languages.
Joyful Child Foundation ~ In memory of Samantha Runnion, The Joyful Child is dedicated to protecting our nation's children from sexual abuse and abduction through programs that unite and uplift communities.
Justice for Children ~ The mission is to raise the consciousness of our society about the failure of our governmental agencies to protect victims of child abuse, to provide legal advocacy for abused children and to develop and implement a full range of solutions that enhance the quality of life for these children.
Kids Protecting Kids ~ Advocacy group, started by two teen girls - survivors of sexual abuse, working to raise awareness of all types of youth abuse and to empower other young people who have been victims of abuse.
Morality in Media ~ Interfaith organization that combats obscenity and upholds decency standards in the media. It maintains the National Obscenity Law Center, a clearinghouse of legal materials on obscenity law, and conducts public information programs to educate and involve concerned citizens.
Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (MASA) ~ Education, advocacy, and support.
National Association to Protect Children ~ Powerful, nonpartisan grassroots force for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect.
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence ~ Resource center for anyone seeking information about the effects of violence on children and the initiatives designed to address this problem.
National Center for Victims of Crime ~ Victim services, advocacy, and education.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ~ Advocacy, education, and support for community-based groups to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.
National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization ~ Education, advocacy, and support for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
National Organization for Victim Assistance ~ Promotes rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere.
Obscenitycrimes.org ~ Resource for educating the public and reporting possible violations of Internet obscenity laws.
Operation Blue Ridge Thunder ~ Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Parents for Megan's Law ~ Provides assistance to parents and organizations about ways to effectively and responsibly manage Meganís Law high risk sex offender notifications on a community level, help raise awareness about the publicís rights for information under Meganís Law, and ways to prevent childhood sexual abuse.
Prevent Child Abuse America ~ Working at the national, state and local levels to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.
Prostitution Research and Education ~ A sponsored project of San Francisco Women's Centers, this site includes list of organizations providing services for women and children escaping prostitution.
SASIAN ~ Sibling Abuse Survivors' Information and Advocacy Network
Shared Hope International ~ Works to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking of children and women through education, rescue and restoration programs, and advocacy.
Speak Out for Stephanie ~ Provides information and creates public awareness about all sex offenders, victim's rights, and the quandary within the criminal justice system. SOS Chapters on college campuses.
Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation ~ SESAME believes the power imbalance between a teacher and a student of any age creates a climate that can facilitate sexually exploitative behavior by the teacher, behavior that is psychologically equivalent to incest.
Surviving Parents Coalition ~ Parents of children who were abducted, sexually assaulted, murdered, recovered or still missing advocate for education and legislation to prevent crimes against children and young people, especially child sexual abuse, sexual assault, exploitation, abduction, and murder.
YES International Child Abuse Network ~ Provides crisis, information and referral services world-wide for those who are having issues around child abuse.
Are you a teen or adult survivor of rape,
sexual assault or sexual abuse?
Are you a parent with a teen who has suffered
a traumatic experience?
Specializing in adolescents & adults
who have been sexually abused
Hotlines and Helplines
State toll-free numbers for specific agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.
Report Child Abuse
Canada's National Tipline for Reporting Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
Sexual assault support for the DoD community
If a youth is sexually abusing
Thursday, 1 pm - 5 pm ET
For men who have been raped or sexually abused
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7-10pm UK time
0845 122 1201
Report suspected human/sex trafficking
Broken Spirits Network ~ Online community and support group that focuses on aiding both current and past victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Provides a comprehensive list of shelters, hotlines and organizations that can provide help for potential victims.
Christian Recovery International ~ A coalition of ministries dedicated to helping the Christian community become a safe and helpful place for people recovering from addiction, abuse or trauma.
Co-Dependents Anonymous ~ A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships through the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions.
Co-Dependents of Sex Addicts (COSA) ~ 12-step support for friends and family members whose lives have been affected by another person's compulsive sexual behavior.
Making Daughters Safe Again ~ Online support forum and advocacy for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse.
Parents Anonymous ~ Encourages all parents to ask for help early, whatever their circumstances, to effectively break the cycle of abuse to protect today's children and strengthen tomorrow's generation of parents.
SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests) ~ The nation's largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, and others).
Survivors of Incest Anonymous ~ 12-step self-group of adults who were victims of child sexual abuse.
Survivors of Spiritual Abuse ~ Resource and e-mail support list for anyone who has been abused in any way in the name of a religion or spiritual belief.
Survivorship ~ For survivors of ritualistic abuse, mind control and torture, and their allies.
YES I Can Break the Cycle ~ Facilitated support chat rooms for survivors of abuse.
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