Resources

If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call or chat with RAINN:

http://rainn.org/

Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

Another number or website to look at if you are in crisis is the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The phone number is 1-800-273-8255.

Web Resources:

2 Orange Hearts – a group that raises funds for survivors and raises awareness of sexual assault in Northern Minnesota. http://2orangehearts.weebly.com/

Blogtalk Radio with Jacki Seiwell.
http://ladyjztalkzone.com

A group based out of North Carolina with nationwide impact:
Darkness to Light

Family Violence Prevention Fund:
Family Violence Prevention Fund

A great blog by our friend, Deborah Hall Barry, talking about her journey to become a butterfly.
If I Were A Butterfly.

Interfaith resources for churches, synagogues and religious organizations.
Faith Trust Institute

JustTell envisions a world in which children who are molested immediately turn to a trusted adult figure in their lives and tell them of the abuse.

Lamplighters – Start a group in your community today.
http://www.thelamplighters.org/llblog01/

MaleSurvivor – Overcoming Sexual Violence and Victimization of Men and Boys.
http://malesurvivor.org

Michael Skinner – Healing Trauma Through Abuse, Advocacy and Education.
http://www.mskinnermusic.com/home/

National Children’s Alliance
http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/directory

National Domestic Violence Hotline
http://www.thehotline.org/

No More – Together, we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.
http://nomore.org/

One Health – a resource for free counseling for survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
https://ordxms16.onehealth.com/?utm_source=microsite&utm_campaign=&utm_microsite=cst&utm_referrer=

Pandora’s Aquarium – online survivor message board.
http://pandys.org/forums/index.php?act=idx

Pave – Promoting Awareness. Victim Empowerment/
http://www.pavingtheway.net/wordpress/

Sidran Institute, Inc.

Survivor Archives Project – tell your story. Help others heal.
http://www.survivorarchivesproject.com/

Together We Heal is for any who suffered the trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Provide a safe forum, educate any seeking info and expose the predators’ methods.
http://together-we-heal.org/

A national network of survivors willing to stand up and speak out about sexual violence. This group also presents an amazing writing workshop to help survivors learn to tell their stories.
http://voicesandfaces.org/

A one-man play working to end men’s violence against women presented by Ben Atherton-Zeman.
http://www.voicesofmen.org/

(Wo)men Speak Out – a not-for profit to eradicate rape, sexual assault and gender violence run by Ophelia and Chris DeSerres.
http://www.womenspeakoutnow.com/Site/About_Us.html

Women Healing Women, Inc.  – a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization committed to the wholistic healing of women survivors of sexual & domestic violence, and the subsequent secondary trauma, via support, education, advocacy, and counseling.
http://www.surviving2thriving.org/

Resources for Canadians:
National Clearinghouse on Family Values

Resources in the United Kingdom:
This Tangled Web

A scholarship for crime victims aged 17-25.
http://www.cvucf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=13

Many survivors suffer mental illness that is connected to their abuse. Get the information you need:
National Alliance on Mental Illness

Co-occurring disorders – for more information on how addiction and trauma can intersect: http://drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/ptsd/

National Sex Offender Database:
United States Department of Justice

Blogs you may like to read:

http://beingdorothy.wordpress.com/

http://www.boysdonttell.com

http://bravegirlsclub.com/

http://www.fromtracie.com/

http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/

http://suzrocks.com/blog/

http://vigaboland.com/

Good Music:
http://christophergrundy.com/

Art:
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/deborah-barry.html

http://www.etsy.com/people/nomadah

Printed Resources:

The Courage to Heal. Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Ghosts In The Bedroom. Ken Graber

Memory Slips. Linda Katherine Cutting

My Body Is Private. Linda Walvoord Girard

Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors. Anne K. Reams and Patricia Evans

Praying With Our Eyes Open: Engendering Feminist Liturgical Prayer. Marjorie Procter-Smith (Sadly, out of print, but worth the read if you can get a copy.)

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: A Curriculum for Children Ages 5-8. Kathryn Goering Reid

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: A Curriculum for Children Ages 9-12. Kathryn Goering Reid with Marie M. Fortune

Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us. Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker

Redeeming Memories: A Theology of Healing and Transformation. Flora A. Keshgegian

Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire. Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker

Sexual Abuse Prevention: A Course Study for Teenagers. Rebecca Voelkel-Haugen and Marie M. Fortune

Sexual Violence: The Sin Revisited. Marie M. Fortune

Take and Make Holy: Honoring the Sacred in the Healing Journey of Abuse Survivors. Mari West Zimmerman

Violence against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook. Carol J. Adams and Marie M. Fortune, Editors

3 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Q says:

    Please consider adding this to your resources. You might also want to be in contact with Marjorie McKinnon, the Founder of The Lamplighter Movement. ~Q~

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