If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call or chat with RAINN:
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.
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.
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/
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: http://drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/ptsd/
National Sex Offender Database:
United States Department of Justice
Blogs you may like to read:
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