American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
4201 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 408, Washington, DC 20008
Office: (202) 237-2280 Fax: (202) 237-2282
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.suicidology.org
AAS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, it serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.
American Humane Association, Children's Division (AHA)
63 Inverness Drive East, Englewood, CO 80112-5117
Office: (303) 792-9900 Fax: (303) 792-5333 Toll free: 1-800-227-4645
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for Children's Services
AHA provides professional and concerned citizens with the facts, resources, and referrals they need to make informed decisions to help children and families in crisis. AHA accomplishes its work through, presenting ongoing national forums to address child welfare issues, designing and facilitating training efforts, conducting program evaluation and research, providing technical assistance in data collection and utilization, and publishing resources which help communities better meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families. As a national association of child protection programs, agencies and individuals, AHA membership includes state and local service agencies, hospitals, schools, mental health professionals, social workers, child advocates and concerned individuals in every state.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC National Office, PO Box 26901, CHO 3B-3406, Oklahoma City, OK 73190
or 940 N.E. 13th Street, CHO 3B-3406, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Office: (405) 271-8202 Fax: (405) 271-2931
APSAC, a professional membership organization, addresses all facets of the professional response to child maltreatment: prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment. Its publications and training cover all aspects of child maltreatment including emotional neglect, psychological maltreatment, and physical and sexual abuse.
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
4900 S.W. Griffith Drive, Suite 274, Beaverton, OR 97005
Office: (503) 643-1023 Fax: (503) 643-5084 Email: email@example.com Website: www.atsa.com
ATSA provides referrals for affiliated sex offender treatment providers throughout the United States. ATSA is a professional membership association for clinicians treating sexual abusers. ATSA focuses on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of sex offenders. It was founded to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education, and provide advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment.
The Awareness Center
P.O. Box 65273, Baltimore, MD 21209 Voice Mail: (443) 857-5560
Contact Person: Vicki Polin, Executive Director
The Awareness Center is the Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA). JCASA the only international Jewish organization dedicated to addressing sexual violence in Jewish communities around the world. JCASA acts as a clearinghouse of information and resources on the topics of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, clergy abuse (in the Jewish community), and sex offenders. JCASA offers a speakers bureau to discuss these topics, an international conference on sexual violence in Jewish communities, and a certification program for rabbis and other professionals interested in working with survivors of sexual violence. Lastly, JCASA seeks to develop a treatment center and on-going educational programming in Israel, the United States, and throughout the world.
The Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS)
College of Social Work, The University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208 Office: (803) 777-1364
CCFS works to improve the well-being of children, adults, and families in South Carolina and the nation through the discovery and application of best practices in health and human services. CCFS's research division provides expertise in the area of child neglect, family support, adolescent pregnancy prevention, therapeutic foster care and neighborhood-based parent education.
Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence (CPSDV)
2400 N. 45th Street # 10, Seattle, WA 98103
Office: (206) 634-1903 Fax: (206) 634-0115
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cpsdv.org
CPSDV is an inter-religious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. The Center has a number of resources to help religious leaders and communities, as well as secular organizations, understand religious issues associated with domestic violence and sexual abuse, including: presentations, books and videos. CPSDV's goal is to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse and to prepare human service professionals to recognize and attend to the religious questions and issues that may arise in their work with women and children in crisis. CPSDV emphasizes education and prevention.
Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
c/o Center for Effective Public Policy, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 720,
Silver Spring, MD 20910 Office: (301) 589-9383 Fax: (301) 589-3505
Email: email@example.com Website: www.csom.org
CSOM's goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are in the community. CSOM provides ready access to most of the current knowledge and effective practices in the field of sex offender supervision. These materials are useful for the individuals and agencies responsible for managing sex offenders.
Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
1100 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 2 , Atlanta, GA 30309 Office: (404) 872-5152
or P.O. Box 27160, Oakland, CA 94602 Office: (510) 530-7980
The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is a national science-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research, education, and family support. Because people who develop a sexual interest in children usually develop it during their teenage years and even younger, our focus is on providing information to professionals and to families about the early warning signs of a problem, as well as the availability of early diagnosis and effective treatment from a sex-specific specialist. We want to stop molestation at the very earliest point possible -- before it even happens.
ChildHelp USA-National Child Abuse Hotline
ChildHelp USA National Headquarters, 15757 N. 78th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Office: (480) 922-8212 Fax: (480) 922-7061 Hotline: 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)
The ChildHelp, National Child Abuse Hotline serves the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The hotline is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week with professional counselors who utilize a database of 55,000 resources. It is a valuable resource for troubled parents, children in the midst of abuse, individuals requesting child abuse information and professionals-including school nurses, teachers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatric dentists, and fire investigators that need to make referrals to agencies. Utilizing translators, the counselors can provide assistance in 140 languages.
Children of the Night (CN)
14530 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91411
Office: (818) 908-4474 Hotline: 1-800-551-1300 Fax: (818) 908-1468
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.childrenofthenight.org
CN is a privately funded non-profit organization, established in 1979, that has rescued 10,000 boys and girls from prostitution. This organization is dedicated to assisting children between the ages of 11 through 17 who are sexually abused and forced to prostitute on the streets. When children call the national CN hotline, a trained counselor is ready to assist, 24 hours a day. Children seeking shelter are kept on the phone until a taxi arrives and brings her or him into a shelter home.
The Children's Partnership (CP)
1351 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321
Office: (310) 260-1220 Fax: (310) 260-1921
or 2000 P Street N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20036
Office: (202) 429-0033 Fax: (202) 429-0974 Email: email@example.com
CP is a national organization that, through research, information dissemination, media campaigns and advocacy, works to inform leaders and the public about the needs of children. CP focuses particular attention on identifying new trends and emerging issues that will affect large numbers of America's children. CP's Parents Online Resource Center provides information on how to assist children in school or in the home, and also allows parents to talk to and support each other.
Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA)
COSA National Service Organization, PO Box 14537, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Office: (763) 537-6904 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cosa-recovery.org
COSA is a recovery program for family and friends whose lives have been affected by those with compulsive sex behavior problems. Individuals in this program share their experience, strength and hope with each other in order to heal and recover. Information on meeting locations can be obtained by calling, writing, and emailing the main COSA office or checking online.
Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC)
University of New Hampshire, 20 College Road, #126 Horton Social Science Center
Durham, NH 03824 Office: (603) 862-1888 Fax: (603) 862-1122
CCRC's mission is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature and impact of crimes such as child abduction, homicide, rape, assault and physical and sexual abuse.
www.cybersexualaddiction.com is a resource and referral information web site for individuals seeking help with addictive or compulsive computer-based sexual activity. The site provides a variety of articles, books, self-tests and links to counseling for addicts and their family members. The site is designed and maintained by experts in the sexual addiction and recovery field.
CyberTipline, a service offered by National Center for Missing or Exploited Children
Toll free: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) Website: www.cybertipline.com
CyberTipline is a toll free line to report any information pertaining to the sexual exploitation of children on the web or in any industry that makes use of child pornography. CyberTipline can be reached by telephone or online to report abuse or missing children.
Darkness to Light
247 Meeting Street, Suite 200, Charleston, SC 29401
Office: (843) 965-5444 Fax: (843) 965-5449
Email: email@example.com Website: www.darkness2light.org
Darkness to Light's mission is to shift responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse from children to adults by providing information on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Initiatives include:
- National media campaign involving TV, radio, outdoor and print ads to raise awareness.
- Education and community grassroots programs using 7 Steps to Protecting Children as the cornerstone.
- National helpline and website to provide avenues to resources for those in need.
- Mobilization of advocates to help change laws and policies for the protection of children.
The Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI)
6160 Cornerstone Court, East San Diego, CA 92121
Office: (858) 623-2777, ext. 406 Fax: (858) 646-0761
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fvsai.org
FVSAI provides training, networking, education and program evaluation for other agencies, practitioners and organizations. FVSAI published the first national journal on family violence, acts as an international resource center and disseminates information in a quarterly publication. FVSAI Bookclub offers valuable reading resources to clinicians, advocates, attorneys, social workers and criminal justice personnel. In addition, the FVSAI in cooperation with crisis centers, agencies, universities, organizations and clinics, is involved in developing treatment and prevention programs for spouse/partner and child maltreatment.
Generation Five (Gen 5)
2 Massasoit Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 Office: (415) 285-6658 Fax: (415) 285-6668
Email: email@example.com Website: www.generationfive.org
Gen 5 is a non-profit organization that brings together diverse community leaders working to end child sexual abuse within five generations. Gen 5 programs provide leadership training to community members, activists and agency professionals and foster national strategy and information exchange on child sexual abuse. Gen 5 is not a direct service organization; rather, they work in collaboration with service providers to ensure that affordable, culturally relevant support is available to survivors, offenders and affected families.
Justice for Children (JFC)
2600 Southwest Freeway, Suite 806, Houston, TX 77098
Office: (713) 225-4357 Fax: (713) 225-2818 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JFC-Arizona Office, P.O. Box 45500, Phoenix, AZ 85064
Office: (602) 235-9300
JFC is a national non-profit organization of citizens concerned about children's rights and their protection from abuse. JFC's 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, on a collaborative basis where possible, a full range of solutions that enhance the quality of life for children. JFC provides resources for children's therapy, community resources and research information. They have a newsletter, "Justice for Children Newsletter," which can also be seen on their website.
PMB 103, 5505 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20015-2601
Toll free: 1-800-738-4181 Website: www.malesurvivor.org
MaleSurvivor conducts research, education, advocacy, and activism to promote prevention, treatment and elimination of sexual abuse of male children and adults. MaleSurvivor also coordinates and conducts regional retreats for male survivors and holds an annual conference that includes programming and material for: survivors and their loved ones; clinicians; researchers; criminologists; attorneys; educators; clergy; law enforcement and corrections personnel; and students. MaleSurvivor also provides online chat rooms that allow survivors and professionals to talk to each other.
National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN)
Kempe Children's Center, 1825 Marion Street, Denver, CO 80218
Office: (303) 864-5192 Fax: (303) 837-2791
Email: Ryan.Gail@tchden.org Website: www.kempecenter.org/about.htm
NAPN is a cooperative network of multidisciplinary professionals working with sexually abusive youth. They facilitate communication between more than 1000 professionals. NAPN is coordinated by Gail Ryan and supported by the Kempe Children's Center at the University of Colorado, Health Science Center. NAPN provides information and referrals, publishes a biannual newsletter, hosts annual national conferences, and encourages the development of regional networks. Individuals seeking treatment can contact Gail Ryan for information or referrals.
National Association of Child Advocates (NACA)
1522 K Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-1202
Office: (202) 289-0777 Fax: (202) 289-0776
Email: email@example.com Website: www.childadvocacy.org
NACA is the only national organization devoted to building the capacity of state and local child advocacy organizations. NACA is a nationwide network of child advocacy organizations working at the increasingly critical level of America's state houses, county commissions, and city councils to affect public policy and create a greater public awareness of issues affecting children. NOTE: NACA does not provide services nor does it become involved in individual children's cases. Issues within NACA's purview are: child health, income security, juvenile justice, early care, education, child abuse prevention, adoption and foster care.
National Association for Counsel of Children (NACC)
1825 Marion Street, Suite 340, Denver, CO 80218
Office: (303) 864-5320 Toll free: 1-888-828-NACC (1-888-828-6222)
Email: advocate@NACCchildlaw.org Website: www.naccchildlaw.org
NACC is a non-profit professional membership organization dedicated to quality representation and protection of children in the legal system. The purpose of NACC is to train and educate attorneys and other professionals in their work with children in the legal system. At the same time, the NACC carries out a policy agenda designed to improve the legal system for children. Basic education materials on children and the law, and referrals will be provided to the public at copying costs. All other resource requests from the public will be charged on a case-by-case basis.
A National Call To Action (NCTA)
c/o Children's Hospital and Health Center-San Diego,
3020 Children's Way, MC 5016 San Diego, CA 92123-4282
Office: (858) 576-1700 ext. 8156 Fax: (858) 966-8535
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.nationalcalltoaction.com
NCTA is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to ensure that children flourish free from abuse and neglect through the promotion of research-based policy. NCTA has developed a National Action Plan to reduce child abuse and neglect by: preventing maltreatment; protecting children by improving effective service interventions; and, healing children by bringing to scale necessary aftercare efforts.
National Center for Assault Prevention (NCAP)
606 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080-9199 Office: (908) 369-8972 Fax: (908) 369-8145
For info on how to start a CAP program: 1-800-258-3189
Email: email@example.com Website: www.ncap.org
NCAP's mission is the prevention of interpersonal violence through curriculum development, research and evaluation, public education and comprehensive training. NCAP's best-known program is the Child Assault Prevention Project (CAP). CAP is recognized as one of the country's most comprehensive and innovative prevention programs. CAP has conducted training in 32 states and 18 countries. Every year, more than one million children, parents and teachers receive CAP workshops. CAP programming is intended to educate adults to recognize and respond to child abuse and neglect and to teach children empowering strategies to help keep them safe.
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA)
The Augustus Institute, Public Policy Center, 3125 Mt. Vernon Ave Alexandria, VA 22305 Office: (703) 684-0373 Fax: (703) 684-6037
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.igc.org/ncia/
NCIA is a private non-profit agency providing training, technical assistance, research and direct services to criminal justice, social services, and mental health organizations and clients across the county. NCIA works on assessment and planning to reduce institutional overcrowding, alternative sentencing, community integration of juvenile and adult offenders, mental health and developmentally disabled clients. NCIA provides pre-trial analysis, early release, community custody, intense supervision and electronic monitoring programs. The Augustus Institute is the clinical arm of NCIA, which provides outpatient treatment for sex offenders.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Charles B. Wang International Children Building, 699 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3175 Office: (703) 274-3900 Fax: (703) 274-2220 Website: www.ncmec.org
NCMEC is a public-private partnership that serves as a national clearinghouse for information on missing children and the prevention of child victimization. NCMEC works in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the Office of Justice Program at the U.S. Department of Justice. NCMEC's website brings images and information about missing children as a wealth of child protection information to a global audience.
CyberTipline, a service offered by NCMEC, is a toll free line to report any information pertaining to the sexual exploitation of children on the web or any industry that makes use of child pornography. To report sexually exploited, abused or missing children call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or report online at www.cybertipline.com.
National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA)
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314
Office: (703) 549-9222 Fax: (703) 836-3195
Email: email@example.com Website: www.ndaa.org/apri/programs/ncpca/
NCPCA, through its staff of 20 attorneys, offers resources, training, publications and technical assistance to investigators and prosecutors of child abuse throughout the United States.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
2000 M Street N.W., Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036
Office: (202) 467-8700 Fax: (202) 467-8701 Toll free: 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)
TDD: 1-800-211-7996 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
NCVC offers crime victims, victim service providers, criminal justice officials, attorneys, and concerned individuals, practical information on the closest, most appropriate local service for victims of crime. Through its national database of over 30,000 grassroots organizations, NCVC refers callers to an array of critical services including crisis intervention, research information, assistance with the criminal justice process, counseling and support groups.
The National Crime Victim Bar Association Referral Line, a service offered by NCVC, provides victims referrals to local attorneys specializing in victim-related litigation. The referral line can be reached at (202) 467-8753 between 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EST) Monday through Friday. Or email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)
200 Westside Square, Suite 700, Huntsville, AL 35801
Office: (256) 533-0531, Fax: (256)534-6883, Website: www.nationalcac.org
NCAC is a non-profit agency providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families through a child-focused team approach. Since opening in 1985 as the nation's first Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), the NCAC has become a leader in the field of prevention and intervention of child maltreatment.
National Children's Alliance (NCA)
1612 K Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006
Office: (202) 452-6001 Fax: (202) 452-6002 Toll free: 1-800-239-9950
Email: email@example.com Website: www.nca-online.org
NCA is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to assist communities seeking to improve their response to child abuse by supporting the growth, development and continuation of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC's). CAC's are community based partnerships that utilize a comprehensive team approach to investigating cases of severe child abuse. Professionals from child protective services, law enforcement, criminal justice, victim advocacy agencies and the medical and mental health communities have come together under one roof so that a child only has to tell of her or his abuse one time. The collaborative, child focused investigation of a CAC ensures that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN)
300 C Street S.W., Washington, DC 20447
Office: (703) 385-7565 Fax: (703) 385-3206 Toll free: 1-800-FYI-3366 (1-800-394-3366)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: nccanch.acf.hhs.gov
NCCAN provides information and technical assistance to help professionals and others locate information on the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues. The NCCAN website has information on laws and statutes, as well as statistics related to child sexual abuse.
National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (NCSAC)
NCSAC - The National Office, PO Box 725544, Atlanta, GA 31139
Office: (770) 541-9912 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ncsac.org
NCSAC is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of public and professional recognition, awareness and understanding of sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity and sexual offending. NCSAC provides public and professional access to education, information and referral resources encouraging wellness for those they serve. NCSAC's referral program connects callers with counselors who specialize in the treatment of sex addiction.
The National Crime Victim Bar Association Referral Line (NCVBA) offered by National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
2000 M Street N.W., Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036 Referral line: (202) 467-8753
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ncvc.org
NCVBA is a service that provides victims referrals to local attorneys specializing in victim-related litigation. The referral line can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EST).
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
PO Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office: (301) 519-5500 Toll free: 1-800-851-3420 TTY: (301) 947-8374 or
Toll free: 1-877-712-9279 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ncjrs.org
NCJRS is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world. It is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and world involved with research and policy, related to criminal juvenile justice and drug control. NCJRS's services and resources are available to policymakers, criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, educators, community leaders and the general public.
National Hopeline Network (NHN)
Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE Website: www.hopeline.com
NHN was activated in May of 1999 to automatically connect callers-people who are depressed or suicidal, or those who are concerned about someone they love-to a certified crisis center. Trained counselors answer crisis center calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers should never encounter a busy signal or voice mail.
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
1730 Park Road N.W., Washington, DC 20010
Office: (202) 232-6682 Fax: (202) 462-2255 Hotline: 1-800-TRY-NOVA (1-800-879-6682) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.try-nova.org
NOVA is a private, non-profit network of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims, survivors, and others committed to the integration and implementation of victim rights and services. NOVA provides direct service to victims and communities that need assistance. One may call NOVA's hotline 24 hours a day for information, referrals in one's local area or emotional support. NOVA is the oldest national group of its kind in the worldwide victim's movement.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
123 North Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025
Toll free: 1-877-739-3895, TTY: (717) 909-0715, Fax: (717) 909-071
National Sexual Violence Resource Center opened in July 2000 as a vital new center for information, resources and research related to all aspects of sexual violence. It serves and supports state and territory coalitions, local rape crisis centers, government and tribal entities, universities, researchers, and the general public. With a large and growing library of resources, the NSVRC responds to requests for information and augments grassroots efforts to end sexual violence by distributing information and materials, including prevention tools. It coordinates efforts with other organizations and projects; provides technical assistance and customized information packets on specific topics; and maintains a website of current information on conferences, funding opportunities, research and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The NSVRC produces a semiannual newsletter, The Resource, and booklets that focus on underserved populations. As a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), the NSVRC provides resources and identifies emerging issues related to the difficult task of ending sexual violence. Contact the NSVRC toll free at 877-739-3895, or www.nsvrc.org.
Parents Anonymous (PA)
675 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 220, Claremont, CA 91711
Office: (909) 621-6184 Hotline: 1-800-339-6993 Fax: (909) 625-6304 Email:email@example.com Website: www.parentsanonymous.org
PA is a national organization that encourages all parents to ask for help early, whatever the circumstances, to effectively break the cycle of child abuse. They operate a 24-hour hotline to provide an immediate response to parents seeking help. PA groups meet in settings such as local community centers, churches, schools, housing projects, shelters and prisons. Chapters operate throughout the United States and can be located by calling PA or visiting the PA web site.
Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA)
200 South Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-2404
Office: (312) 663-3520 Fax: (312) 939-8962 Website: www.preventchildabuse.org
PCAA is a national volunteer-based organization committed to preventing child abuse in all its forms through research, public education, and advocacy. PCAA has a network of 90 chapters in 38 states, which work to increase public awareness, advocate on a state level and are accessible resources for comprehensive information and referrals in child abuse prevention. Write for a catalog of publications.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
635-B Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673) Fax: (202) 544-3556
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rainn.org
RAINN, a non-profit organization, operates America's only national hotline for victims of sexual assault. The hotline offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country. The hotline is a partnership of nearly 900 rape crisis centers across the country. Callers are automatically connected to their local center for immediate help. If a caller is under age 18 and chooses to share personally-identifying information with the counselor, the counselor will be mandated to notify authorities of the sexual assault of a minor. Only in this situation-when a minor calls and reveals identifying information-does the pledge of confidentiality not apply.
The Safer Society Foundation, Inc. (SSFI)
PO Box 340, Brandon, VT 05733-0340
Office: (802) 247-3132 Fax: (802) 247-4233 Website: www.safersociety.org
SSFI, founded in 1964, is a national research, advocacy and referral center dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. They offer a variety of services including, sex offender treatment referrals, responses to research requests, and training and consultation. The Safer Society Press offers excellent publications for treatment providers, child & adult offenders, survivors and mandated reporters. A free catalog is available.
Sexual Abuser Treatment Referral Line is a national referral service operated by SSFI for anyone interested in locating a treatment provider for an individual with sexual behavior problems. Office: (802) 247-3132 (Monday through Friday, 9AM-4:30PM, EST) To fax request: (802) 247-4233 To email request: email@example.com.
The Sentencing Project (SP)
514 - 10th Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004
Office: (202) 628-0871 Fax: (202) 628-1091
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sentencingproject.org
SP is an independent source of criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information for the public and policy makers. The SP website is designed to provide resources and information for the news media and a public concerned with criminal justice and sentencing issues.
Sex Abuse Treatment Alliance (SATA)
PO Box 1191, Okemos, MI 48805-1191 Office: (517) 482-2085 or (517) 372-8207
Email: email@example.com, Website: www.satasort.org
SATA is a non-profit organization to prevent sexual abuse by: educating the public, supporting and working with those who have been abused and who have abused; sharing resources and referrals for those abused, the abusers and treatment providers; promoting workable clinical methods for treatment of the abused and abusers, promoting the use of restorative justice methods for the abused and their abusers, and promoting and supporting research in treating sex offenders. SATA provides a network of support for abusers who are currently in treatment and answers to general questions about sex offender treatment. SATA also provides information, support and letters to those in prison who want to get help and a newsletter on current issues for sexual abusers and those that know them.
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
ISO of SAA, PO Box 70949, Houston, TX 77270
Office: (713) 869-4902 Toll free: 1-800-477-8191 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAA is not a therapy group, but a 12-step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency. SAA members define their own sexual boundaries with their sponsors and other group members. A list of SAA meetings can be obtained by calling or checking online. SAA also has online meetings for addicts (www.sexaa.org/online.htm).
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
PO Box 111910, Nashville, TN 37222 Office: (615) 331-6230 Fax: (615) 331-6901
Email: email@example.com Website: www.sa.org
SA is not a therapy group, but a 12-step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to solve a common problem and help others achieve sexual sobriety. Anyone whose lust has become an addiction and wishes to become sexually sober is welcome. Sexaholics Anonymous is a recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. SA also has a program that allows prisoners to receive information and be put in touch with other sexaholics in prison. Publications, manuals, and brochures on SA are available.
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)
PO Box 1585, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10011
Office: (212) 439-1123 Toll free: 1-800-977-HEAL (1-800-977-4325)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sca-recovery.org
Anonymous email: enter website, click on "how to contact us" click on "email" and then click on anon.twwells.com.
SCA is not a therapy group, but a 12-Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion. Anyone having difficulties with sexual compulsion is welcome. Members are encouraged to develop their own sexual recovery plan, and to define sexual sobriety for themselves. SCA has state chapters, a newsletter, a support oriented chat room and an online bookstore. A list of SCA meetings can be obtained by calling or checking online.
Sohopeful Legal Defense Fund (SLDF)
PO Box 1464, Boring, OR 97009 Office: (503) 243-2908
Email: email@example.com Website: www.sohopeful.org
SLDF is a group of concerned citizens that have come together to defend the civil rights of everyday families of registered sex offenders. They are committed to laws that move an offender to awareness, health, accountability, moral maturity and restoration. SLDF provides resources for formerly convicted sex offenders, for their families and for victims of sexual offenses. Chapters operate in Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Texas.
Stop It Now!
351 Pleasant Street, Suite B319, Northampton, MA 01060
Office: (413) 587-3500 Fax: (413) 587-3505
Helpline: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop It Now! is a national, public health based organization working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse. Through its public education, public policy, and research programs, Stop It Now! challenges abusers and people at risk for abusing to stop abusive behaviors and to reach out for help. They educate adults about the ways to prevent child sexual abuse and promote the policy changes at the local and national level to support primary and secondary prevention strategies. Stop It Now! Helpline is a toll-free number for adults who are at risk for sexually abusing a child, for friends and family members of sexual abusers and/or victims, and for parents of children with sexual behavior problems. All calls are confidential and will be answered by a trained staff member. This helpline is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM (EST) at 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368).
Survivors Network of those Abused By Priests (SNAP)
P.O. Box 6416, Chicago, IL 60680-6416
Toll-Free: 1-877-SNAPHEALS (877-762-7432)
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is a self-help organization of adult survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their supporters. They work to end the cycle of abuse in two ways: By supporting one another in personal healing; and by pursuing justice and institutional change by holding individual perpetrators responsible and the church accountable. SNAP has local chapters and support groups in over 50 cities across the country. Via their website, SNAP provides resources such as peer counseling, contact information for local support groups, online discussion boards, a library of educational materials and news stories and ways to support their mission, both in the local community and on a national level. The SNAP website includes contact information for local SNAP chapters.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)
World Service Office, PO Box 190, Benson, MD 21018-9998
Office: (410) 893-3322 Website: www.siawso.org
SIA World Service Office serves the many independent SIA support groups around the world, as well as individuals who contact them. SIA also publishes and sells incest survivor-related literature, maintains a directory of meetings and publishes a quarterly bulletin. An individual can send a self-addressed envelope and $3.00 (if possible) or call the SIA information line in order to request a directory of meetings. One can also contact SIA to ask questions or to obtain literature.
VOICES In Action, Inc.
8041 Hosbrook Street, Suite 236, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Office: (513) 745-9555 Fax: (513) 745-9105
Toll free: 1-800-7-VOICE-8 (1-800-786-4288)
Email: email@example.com Website: www.voices-action.org
VIA is an international non-profit organization providing support for victims of incest and child sexual abuse. VIA helps victims of incest and child sexual abuse to become survivors and generates public awareness of the prevalence of incest, its impact and ways in which it can be prevented or stopped through educational programs. VIA also serves as a clearinghouse and dissemination center connecting victims and survivors to local resources.
The Wounded Healer Journal (TWHJ)
Email: Linda_twhj@yahoo.com Website: http://twhj.com/
TWHJ is an Internet pioneer in the area of online support for trauma and abuse survivors. This virtual community journal offers an array of web services for those who have experienced the devastation of traumatic experiences, including child abuse. TWHJ provides links to national therapists, crisis numbers, support chat rooms, and a web store. It offers similar services for partners and allies of sexual assault survivors. Linda Chapman is the creator, editor and administrator of TWHJ.