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

Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

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

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.

Blogtalk Radio with Jacki Seiwell.

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.

MaleSurvivor – Overcoming Sexual Violence and Victimization of Men and Boys.

Michael Skinner – Healing Trauma Through Abuse, Advocacy and Education.

National Children’s Alliance

National Domestic Violence Hotline

No More – Together, we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.

One Health – a resource for free counseling for survivors of sexual abuse and assault.

Pandora’s Aquarium – online survivor message board.

Pave – Promoting Awareness. Victim Empowerment/

Sidran Institute, Inc.

Survivor Archives Project – tell your story. Help others heal.

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.

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.

A one-man play working to end men’s violence against women presented by Ben Atherton-Zeman.

(Wo)men Speak Out – a not-for profit to eradicate rape, sexual assault and gender violence run by Ophelia and Chris DeSerres.

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.

Resources for Canadians:
National Clearinghouse on Family Values

Resources in the United Kingdom:
This Tangled Web

A scholarship for crime victims aged 17-25.

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:

National Sex Offender Database:
United States Department of Justice

Blogs you may like to read:

Good Music:


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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