Sex Abuse Resources

Male Survivor
http://www.malesurvivor.org/

Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Boys and Men.
We are committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.

Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests (SNAP)
http://www.snapnetwork.org

If you’ve been victimized by clergy, please know that you are not alone. You can get better. You can reach out to others who’ve been hurt just like you have. Together, we can heal one another.

National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children
http://sapn.nonprofitoffice.com

The National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children is a national organization working to prevent a most pervasive and hidden danger:  childhood sexual abuse.One in four children in America is a victim of childhood sexual abuse at a staggering cost to us all.  That’s why we must expose offenders and those who protect them.  We must change laws to protect innocent children, not powerful adults.

National Crime Victim Law Institute
www.lclark.edu/org/ncvli/

Only thirty years ago, victims of crime had few rights in the criminal justice system. Today, statutory and constitutional rights exist for crime victims in every state, as well as in federal law. At a minimum, victims have certain rights. NCVLI’s team of attorneys and its nationwide network of legal clinics and pro bono attorneys are dedicated to protecting, enforcing, and advancing victims’ rights to ensure that victims are recognized as participants in the criminal justice system.

Stop It Now
www.stopitnow.org/comquest.html

Together, We Can Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Children. Look Here to Find Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Child Sexual Abuse.

Child Protection Project
http://www.childpro.org

Child Protection Project is dedicated to raising awareness about issues of child abuse within polygamy and other religious organizations. We are particularly interested in how institutions, especially churches, ignore child abuse reporting requirements; and thus cause unnecessary suffering and pain to children and families. Our religious institutions must be good corporate citizens because their mandate as tax-exempt beneficial, charitable organizations requires that children entrusted to their care be safe.

Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute
http://www.csbsju.edu/isti

The Institute promotes the prevention of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment through research, education, and publication.  In areas of sexuality, it offers leadership, gives voice, and facilitates healing to survivors, communities of faith, and offenders, as well as those who care for them.

Child Abuse Prevention
http://www.childabuse.com

Comprehensive resource bringing awareness & education in preventing child abuse and related issues. Childabuse.com was created to support, inform and encourage those dealing with any aspect of child abuse, in a positive non-threatening environment.

Bishop Accountability
www.bishopaccountability.org

It is our hope that the information we are collecting at BishopAccountability.org will help expose bishops who have abused children or vulnerable adults, or have aided abusers. We hope we can encourage an informed public to demand indictments of bishops where appropriate. And failing these legal remedies, we hope that our Web site will embolden priests and laity to beg the removal of culpable bishops by the Pope.

National Crime Victims Bar Association
www.ncvc.org/vb

The NCVBA provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of resources.

Silent Lambs
www.silentlambs.org

Silentlambs remains neutral on religious issues and seeks to break down barriers that lead to the segregation of abuse survivors from different faiths and backgrounds. We wish to provide assistance to victims who have been molested as children and silenced from speaking out or seeking proper assistance as directed by religious authority.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as concerned citizens to timely, essential information.

Jacob Wetterling Foundation
www.jwf.org

An authorized provider of prevention education and incident assistance in collaboration with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The Awareness Center, Inc
www.theawarenesscenter.org

The Jewish coalition against sexual abuse and assault.

Native American Abuse
www.nativeamericanabuse.com

Dedicated to supporting Native Americans who have been sexually abused by members of clergy.

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse Education, Prevention, and Recovery

The Hope of Survivors
www.thehopeofsurvivors.com

The Hope of Survivors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting victims of pastoral sexual abuse and misconduct, as well as providing educational and informational materials and seminars to pastors and churches of every denomination, worldwide.


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