Resources

Helpful Agencies & Websites
Hope After Sex Abuse
One man's story of overcoming sexual abuse.  He now travels to various venues sharing his message of hope.

Erin's Law
Erin Merryn is from Illinois and is a childhood sexual abuse survivor.  She has had two books published, Stolen Innocence and Living For Today.  Erin went on a crusade to get a law passed that mandates children be educated by law in schools on sexual abuse in a child friendly manner.  Erin testified to the Senate in May 2010 and all voted for Erin's law SB2843. November 2010 she testified to House and Erin's law was passed 110 yes votes. Erin's law was signed by Governor Pat Quinn February 14 2011.

National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.

National Children's Alliance
National Children's Alliance (NCA) empowers local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse.

Commit to Kids
Commit to Kids is a program to help organizations create safe environments for children.

Stop it Now
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Foundation for Survivors of Abuse
A non-profit organization started by members of the musical group the 5 Browns.  The organization is working to remove the statute of limitations on justice and healing for survivors of abuse.

The National Children's Advocacy Center
The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

Psychologytoday.com's Overcoming Child Abuse Blog by Catherine McCall
Catherine McCall, M.S., L.M.F.T., is a licensed marriage and family therapist and CSAT Candidate. She is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a past Vice-president of the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Articles
Childhood Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources by Jim Hopper, Ph.D.

Facts for Families: Child Sexual Abuse from American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Sexual Abuse/Trauma from allaboutcounseling.com

Videos