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Resource Guide

Do You Need to Talk to Someone Now?

If you or your child are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you know or suspect a child is being sexually abused, please report it to your local child protective services. If you feel you are in a crisis and need to speak to someone now and you live in the United States, call:

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673), where you can talk to someone from your local sexual assault service provider who is trained to help.

  • ChildHelp® National Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453), available any time, 24/7, to be connected with a trained volunteer who can help you through the process of reporting the crime.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone going through emotional distress or in a suicidal crisis.
     

Additional resources are listed below:

SEXUAL ABUSE ADVOCACY

  •  Child Rescue Coalition

    • Website: https://www.childrescuecoalition.org

    • Services Provided: Rescues children from sexual abuse by building technology for law enforcement, free of charge, to track, arrest, and prosecute child predators.

    • Phone: (561) 208-9000

    • Contact Information: 4530 Conference Way S, Boca Raton, FL 33431

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway

    •  Website: https://www.childwelfare.gov

    • Services Provided: Promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals, as well as the public, to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

    • Phone: 1-800-394-3366

  • Childhelp

    • Website: https://www.childhelp.org

    •  Services Provided: Meets the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children.

    • Phone: (480) 922-8212

    • Contact Information: National Headquarters Office, 6730 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

  • Darkness to Light

    • Website: https://www.d2l.org

    • Services Provided: Believes that adults are responsible for the safety of children and advocates taking proactive steps to protect children from sexual abuse.

    • Phone: 866-FOR-LIGHT (National Helpline) or 843-965-5444 (Administrative Office)

    • Contact Information: 4900 O'Hear Ave, Suite 205, North Charleston, SC 29405

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    • Website: https://www.missingkids.org

    • Services Provided: Leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation of children, serving as the nation's nonprofit clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for issues related to child victimization.

    • Phone: (703) 224-2150

    • Contact Information: 333 John Carlyle Street Suite #125, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-5950

  • National Children’s Alliance

    • Website: https://www.nca-online.org

    • Services Provided: Offers a state-by-state listing of accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers, providing comprehensive, coordinated services and support to abused children and their families through community-based facilities.

    • Phone: (202) 548-0090

    • Contact Information: P.O. Box 71477 Washington, DC 20024

  •   National Human Trafficking Hotline

    • Website: https://www.humantraffickinghotline.org

    • Services Provided: Connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. Facilitates reporting potential situations of trafficking to appropriate authorities.

    • Phone: 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711)

  • National Organization for Victim Assistance

    • Website: https://www.trynova.org

    • Services Provided: Offers victim advocacy, education, and credentialing, working to support victims and promote victim advocacy.

    • Phone: (703) 535-6682

    • Contact Information: 510 King Street, Suite 220 Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

    • Website: https://www.rainn.org

    • Services Provided: Provides support to survivors of sexual assault, offers resources, and helps locate response agencies.

    • Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE (656-4673)

    • Contact Information: 1220 L St NW, Washington D.C., DC, United States, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Stop It Now!

    • Website: https://www.stopitnow.org

    • Services Provided: Mobilizes adults, families, and communities to prevent the sexual abuse of children and protect them from harm.

    • Phone: 1-888-PREVENT (Helpline) or 413-587-3500 (Non-Helpline inquiries)

    • Contact Information: 351 Pleasant Street, Suite B-319, Northampton, MA 01060, USA

  •  The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)

   

MENTORING

  • MENTOR

    • Website: https://www.mentoring.org

    • Service Provided: Fuels the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people and closes the mentoring gap for one in three young people growing up without this critical support.

    • Phone: (617) 303-4600

    • Contact Information: 201 South Street, Suite 615 Boston, MA 02111

  • National CARES Mentoring Movement

    • Website: https://www.caresmentoring.org

    • Service Provided: Addresses the life-shredding effects of intergenerational poverty and lays a blueprint for community recovery.

    • Phone: 1-888-990-IMIN (4646)

    • Contact Information: Headquarters: 5 Penn Plaza- 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

  • SHIELD Mentor Program

    • Website: https://www.shieldmentor.org

    • Service Provided: Provides leadership, character building, and educational resources to underrepresented and underserved minority youth.

COUNSELING/THERAPY

  • Balance

    • Website: https://www.balanceapp.com

    • Service Provided: An innovative, personalized meditation experience that helps people improve their stress, sleep, and more.

  • BetterHelp

    • Website: https://www.betterhelp.com

    • Service Provided: A large, easy-to-navigate online therapy service that meets a variety of therapy needs.

  • Calm

    • Website: https://www.calm.com

    •  Service Provided: The #1 app for mental fitness, designed to help manage stress, sleep better, and live a happier, healthier life.

  • Headspace

    • Website: https://www.headspace.com

    • Service Provided: Helps create life-changing habits to support mental health and find a healthier, happier you through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools.

  • Psychologist Locator (An Official Product of the American Psychological Association)

    • Website: https://locator.apa.org

    • Services Provided: Find the right psychologist for you.

    • Phone: Telephone: (800) 374-2721; (202) 336-5500

    • Contact Information: 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrator

    • Website: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

    • Services Provided: Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

    • Phone: 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)

    • Contact Information: 5600 Fishers Ln, Rockville, MD 20852

  • TalkSpace

    • Website: https://www.talkspace.com

    • Services Provided: Talkspace is an online therapy platform that provides confidential and secure mental healthcare through an easy-to-use and HIPAA-compliant app.

    • Contact Information: 2578 Broadway #607, New York, NY 10025

  • TeenCounseling

    • Website: https://www.teencounseling.com

    • Services Provided: TeenCounseling is an online platform where teens from ages 13-19 can get help from a licensed therapist online. TeenCounseling.com makes affordable, discreet, professional therapy available through a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

  • Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute

    • Website: https://www.ticti.org

    • Services Provided: Provides therapy, training, consultation, information, and resources for those who work with trauma-exposed children, adolescents, and adults.

    • Phone: (413) 774-2340

    • Contact Information: 285 Prospect Street, Northampton, MA, 01060 USA

SEX EDUCATION

  • Amaze

    • Website: https://www.amaze.org

    • Services Provided: AMAZE envisions a world that recognizes child and adolescent sexual development as natural and healthy, a world in which young people everywhere are supported and affirmed, and the adults in their lives communicate openly and honestly with them about puberty, reproduction, relationships, sex, and sexuality.

    • Contact Information: c/o Advocates for Youth, 1325 G Street NW, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20005

  • Every Body Curious

    • Website: https://www.everybodycurious.com

    • Services Provided: Every Body Curious is an entertaining and educational YouTube series about sexuality and healthy relationships for youth, ages 9-12.

  • Sex Positive Families

    • Website: https://www.sexpositivefamilies.com

    • Services Provided: Sex Positive Families provides education and resources that help families raise sexually healthy children using a shame-free, comprehensive, and pleasure-positive approach.

 

ONLINE SAFETY

  • NetSmartz

    • Website: https://www.netsmartzkids.org

    • Services Provided: NetSmartz is NCMEC's online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children to be safer online with the goal of helping children become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline.

  • Common Sense

    • Website: https://www.commonsensemedia.org

    • Services Provided: Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools.

  • CyberWise

    • Website: https://www.cyberwise.org

    • Services Provided: CyberWise is a resource site for BUSY grownups seeking to help youth use tech safely and wisely.

  • Digital Respons-Ability

    • Website: https://www.digital-parenting.com

    • Services Provided: Digital Parenting, a division of Digital Respons-Ability, offers training, student and parent workshops, curriculum development, program evaluation, event planning services, and more.
        - Phone: 1-385-313-0575

  • The Family Online Safety Institute

    • Website: https://www.fosi.org

    • Services Provided: The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.

    • Phone: 202-775-0158

OTHER RESOURCES

  • National Runaway Safeline

    • Website: https://www.1800runaway.org

    • Services Provided: National Runaway Safeline is an anonymous and free 24-hour crisis line for anyone who might want to run away from home or find themselves homeless. This hotline can also help if you want to come home if you are on the run or have a friend who is looking for help and is thinking about running away or is already on the run.

    • Phone: 1-800-786-2929 (24 hours/7 days a week)

    • Contact Information: Administration for Children Families (ACF), 3080 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

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