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ABA Center on Children and the Law
740 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
PHONE: (202) 662-1720
(800) 285-2221 (Service Center)
FAX: (202) 662-1755

Promotes improvement of laws and policies affecting children and provides education in child-related law.

Abuse and Survival: Guidance and Help for Sexual Assault Victims

Thissite provides a well organized index of links to sites dealing  withrape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, prevention, etc.

American Academy of Child & Adoescent Psychiatry

TheAACAP is a non-profit organization established in 1953. It is amembership based organization, composed of child and adolescentpsychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members activelyresearch, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pridethemselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to newdevelopments in addressing the health care needs of children and theirfamilies.

American Humane Association
Children's Division
63 Inverness Dr., East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117
PHONE: (800) 227-4645
(303) 792-9900
FAX: (303) 792-5333

Conducts research, analysis, and training to help public and private agencies respond to child maltreatment.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
407 South Dearborn St., Suite 1300
Chicago , IL60605
PHONE: (312) 554-0166
FAX: (312) 554-0919

APSAC'smission is to ensure that everyone affected by child maltreatmentreceives the best possible professional response. This organization hasmany useful scholarly and clinical materials focused primarily at theprofessional audience. Provides professional education, promotesresearch to inform effective practice, and addresses public policyissues.

American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI)
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA   22314
Telephone: 703-549-9222
Fax: 703-836-3195

APRI as a non-profit research and program development resource forprosecutors at all levels of government. It is a national clearinghousefor information on the prosecutorial function.

The American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychological Association

APA Division of Trauma Psychology.
A division of the American Psychological Association

TheDivision of Trauma Psychology, was established in 2006 by a jointeffort of researchers, clinicians, educators, and public policy expertswith an interest in the psychological effects of trauma. This divisionprovides a forum for scientific research, professional and publiceducation, and the exchange of collegial support for professionalactivities related to traumatic stress.

The Angela Shelton Foundation

The Angela Shelton Foundation was born out of the amazing response from the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton.With the intent of surveying women in America, Shelton drove around thecountry and met other Angela Sheltons. She found that 70% of the 40Angelas she spoke to had been victims of rape, childhood sexual abuseor domestic violence, herself included.

This site seeks to create and maintain a user-friendly online site that provides the resources needed to help survivors heal. In answer to the thousands of emails, Angela has started an online Survivor Manual with new entries weekly. There is also an email list with updates about the Angela Shelton Foundation.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
4900 S.W. Griffith Drive, Suite 274
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Phone: (503) 643-1023

ATSAis an international professional association which strives to improvetechniques for the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders. PublishesSexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment whichprovides a forum for the latest original research and scholarly reviewson both clinical and theoretical aspects of sexual abuse.

Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Features a set of fact sheets and articles related to PTSD.

The Awareness Center, Inc. -  
The Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA)
P.O. Box 65273
Baltimore, MD 21209


TheAwareness Center is a nonprofit group that addresses the issue andramifications of sexual victimization to both adults and children inJewish Communities.

David Baldwin's Trauma Info Pages

David Baldwin's listing of Web resources on clinical and research aspects of trauma responses and their resolution.

The Center for the Protection of Children
988 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Fax: 732-878-1357

TheCPC is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to protectingchildren from risk of exposure to sexual, emotional and physicaldomestic violence. It seeks to advance the welfare of children who areat risk or who may become at risk or are the subject of courtproceedings by providing: clinical services and evaluations for suchchildren and their families; child protection training to attorneys,advocates, judges, magistrates, legal and medical staff involved insuch cases; and expert witness services for the purpose of educatingfinders of fact and law about child protection.

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

TheCSPV researchs the causes of violence and the effectiveness ofprevention and intervention programs, and offers technical assistancefor the evaluation and development of violence prevention  programs.

Child Abuse Forensic Institute
P.O. Box 6403
1125 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA
(707) 226-6675

The Child Abuse Forensic Institute (CAFI) is a nonprofit institute thatfocuses on helping people navigate the legal system when child abuse isat issue. CAFI has access to experienced independent associatesthroughout the country to handle all aspects of a child abuse courtcase for anyone affected, including abused children, protectiveparents, and the accused. Through their network, representation isavailable in all aspects of allegations, including, but not limited to,dependency, family law, guardian ad litem, amicus, criminal law, andpersonal injury.

The ChildTrauma Academy

TheChildTrauma Academy is a unique collaborative of individuals andorganizations working to improve the lives of high-risk childrenthrough direct service, research and education. These efforts are inpartnership with the public and private systems that are mandated toprotect, heal and educate children. The work of the Academy has beensupported, in part, by grants from Texas Department of Protective andRegulatory Services, the Children's Justice Act, the Court ImprovementAct and through innovative partnerships with academic and corporatepartners such as Powered, Inc., Scholastic, Inc. and Digital Consultingand Software Services.

Child Trend Data Bank

ThisData Bank is a user-friendly site providing continuously updated trenddata with the latest national estimates on child and youth well-being.It currently provides over 70 indicators of health, social andemotional development, income and work, education, demographics, andfamily and community.

Children's Bureau - Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse.

Childhelp USA
15757 North 78th St.
Scottsdale , AZ85260
PHONE: (800) 4-A-CHILD
(800) 2-A-CHILD (TDD line)
(480) 922-8212
FAX: (480) 922-7061

Providescrisis counseling to adult survivors and child victims of child abuse,offenders, and parents. Operates national hotline.

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
25 E St., NW
Washington , DC 20001
PHONE: (202) 628-8787
FAX: (202) 662-3540

Providestechnical assistance to State and local child advocates, gathers anddisseminates data on children, and advocates for children's issues.

DART Center for Journalism and Trauma

Resources for Journalists covering stories of a traumatic nature.

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT)

ECPATis a network of organisations and individuals working together for theelimination of child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking ofchildren for sexual purposes. It seeks to encourage the world communityto ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights freefrom all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Information on the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institue (FVSAI)

Internationalresource center in the areas of family violence, child maltreatment,sexual assault, and spouse/partner abuse. Publishes Family Violence& Sexual Assault Bulletin.


Provides information on a wide range of legal subjects including legal news, information about cases and codes.

Dr. Richard Gartner's website

Dr.Gartner is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who specializes in thetreatment of sexually abused men. Dr. Gartner is the author of severalarticles and books including Betrayed as Boys . Many of Dr. Gartner's  articles are reprinted on the "Writings" page of this website.

Gift From Within

Anonprofit organization which distributes educational materials tosurvivors of trauma, contains articles and resources related to traumaand PTSD.


Thissite provides ratings of hospitals, hospices, physicians, nursinghomes, home health agencies, health care plans (HMOs, PPOs, &other), dentists, chiropractors, mammography facilities, birth centers,fertility clinics, naturopathic physicians, assisted living residences,etc.
The hospital ratings show both objective data (e.g.,survival rates for each procedure) and subjective data (e.g., patientsatisfaction ratings) for the hospital.  Hospitals can be selected byname, by state or zip code, by procedure or diagnosis, etc.

Human Rights Watch
1630 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 500
Washington , DC 20009
Phone: (202) 612-4321
Fax: (202) 612-4333

HumanRights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, dedicatedto protecting the human rights of people around the world. It seeks toprevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect peoplefrom inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.

International Society for the Study of Dissociation
60 Revere Drive, Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062 U.S.A.

Phone: 847-480-0899

A not-for-profit professional organization promoting research and training in the identification, treatment, and prevention of dissociative disorders.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

TheInternational Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), founded in1985, is a membership organization that provides a forum for thesharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns andtheoretical formulations on trauma in the United States and around theworld.

Justice for Children
2600 Southwest Freeway, Suite 806
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 1-800-733-0059

Justice for Children is a national non-profit organization whichadvocates for children's rights and protection from abuse throughpublic education, development of effective intervention and preventionstrategies, and legal advocacy.

National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds (ACT)

The National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Fundsinitiates and engages in national efforts that assist state Children'sTrust and Prevention Funds in strengthening families to prevent childabuse and neglect. This includes promoting and supporting a system ofservices, laws, practices, and attitudes that supports families byenabling them to provide their children with a safe, healthy, andnurturing childhood.

National Association of Child Advocates

Founded in 1984, NACA is a nationwide network of nonpartisan,multi-issue child advocacy organizations. The NACA is the only nationalorganization devoted to building the capacity of state and local childadvocacy organizations.

National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)
825 Marion Street, Suite 340
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 1-888-828-NACC

NACC is a non-profit professional membership organization dedicated toquality representation and protection of children in the legal system.Their mission is to improve the lives of children and families throughlegal advocacy. The NACC provides training and technical assistance toattorneys and other professionals, serves as a public information andprofessional referral center, and engages in public policy andlegislative advocacy.
The NACC Amicus Curiae Program promotes the legal interests of children through the filing of amicuscuriae (friend of the court) briefs in state and federal appellatecourts.

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
at Yale University
Child Study Center
230 South Frontage Road
P.O. Box 207900
New Haven, CT 06520-7900
Telephone: (877) 496-2238
Facsimile: (203) 785-4608

Themission of the NCCEV is to increase the capacity of individuals andcommunities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on childrenand families; to train and support the professionals who provideintervention and treatment to children and families affected byviolence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of theeffects of violence on children, families, communities and society.

National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY)
Attn: Keri Pierce, Center Director
PO Box 26901, Room 3B3406
Oklahoma City, OK  73190
(405) 271-8858
(405) 271-2510 fax

TheNational Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth is a national training andtechnical assistance center developed by the Office of Juvenile Justiceand Delinquency Prevention and the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect,University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The Center is designedto provide states, territories, and the District of Columbia withinformation and support through national training and technicalassistance in the management of children with sexual behavior problemsand adolescent sex offenders.

National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
PHONE: (703) 739-0321
FAX: (703) 836-3195

Offers information and assistance to prosecutors, investigators, and professionals involved in child abuse litigation.

National Center for PTSD

TheNational Center for PTSD is a program of the U.S. Department ofVeterans Affairs. The primary focus of the Center has been combatveterans and their families. Over the last few years, however, thisfocus has been expanded. There are many useful programs, activities andresources for anyone interested in the effects of traumatic stressors.Home to the PILOTS Database, an electronic index to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental-health sequelae of exposure to traumatic events .

National Center for Victims of Crime

Provides services and  resources to crime victims and advocates for laws that secure victims' rights literature

National Children's Alliance
516 C Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202/548-0090 or 800/239-9950
Fax: 202/548-0099

Assists communities in planning, establishing, and improving Children's Advocacy Centers.

National Clearinghouse for Child Abuse and Neglect

TheNational Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information is anational resource for professionals seeking information on theprevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect,and related child welfare issues.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

TheNCJFCJ is dedicated to serving the nation's children and families byimproving the courts of juvenile and family jurisdictions. Theirmission is to better the justice system through education and appliedresearch and improve the standards, practices and effectiveness of thejuvenile court system.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
100 West Harrison St., North Tower, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98119
PHONE: (206) 270-0072
(800) 628-3233
FAX: (206) 270-0078
URL: (for professionals)

Provides training, legal research, fundraising, public awareness, andgovernment relations services to local court appointed specialadvocates and child welfare professionals. CASA trained communityvolunteers (also known as Volunteer Guardian Ad Litems) help judgesmake better informed decisions about abused and neglected children.

National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse
3050 Central Ave.
Toledo , OH 43606-1700
PHONE: (419) 535-3232
FAX: (419) 535-1989

Provides education, intervention, and support to families affected by child maltreatment. Produces prevention materials.

National Institute of Mental Health

A wide array of information about mental health issues, for the public, clinicians, and researchers, including their National Institute of Mental Health Anxiety Disorders webpage .

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization

Anorganization of diverse individuals committed through research,education, advocacy and activism to the prevention, treatment, andelimination  of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men

National Organization for Victim Assistance
510 King Street, Suite 424,
Alexandria, VA 22314
PHONE: 1-800-TRY-NOVA or (703) 535-NOVA

Assistschildren and adult victims of family violence with a 24-hour hotlineand short-term counseling; maintains information clearinghouse; andprovides training and technical assistance to State and local programs.

National Crime Victim Bar Association
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC20036
Phone: 202-467-8753
Fax: 202-467-8701
Hotline: 800-FYI-CALL

Providestechnical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civilsuits, referring crime victims to lawyers in their local area, andincreasing general awareness about the availability of civil remediesfor victims of crime.

Parents Anonymous
675 West Foothill Blvd., Suite 220
Claremont , CA 91711
PHONE: (909) 621-6184
FAX: (909) 625-6304

Leads mutual support groups for parents. Helps parents to provide nurturing environments for their families.

Ken Pope's Abstracts & Articles on Therapy

Dr.Pope provides free online access to his peer-reviewed research on suchtopics as false memory syndrome, recovered memory, malpractice,cross-examination,  pseudoscience, and ethics.

Prevent Child Abuse America
200 South Michigan Ave., 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
PHONE: (800) 835-2671 (orders)
(312) 663-3520
FAX: (312) 939-8962

Conductsprevention activities such as public awareness campaigns, advocacy,networking, research, and publishing. Provides information andstatistics on child abuse and maintains an extensive publications list.

Richard Gartner, PhD, -  Information on Male Sexual Abuse
14 Fifth Avenue #G1
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: 212-533-0345

Personal website of Richard Gartner, PhD, a psychologist and psychoanalyst who specializes in the treatment of sexually abused men.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation

Anonprofit charitable organization devoted to education, advocacy, andresearch to benefit people who are suffering from injuries of traumaticstress.

SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)
National Office
Contact: Barbara Blaine, President
Phone: (312) 409-2720
Address: PO Box 6416, Chicago,IL 60680

SNAPis a self-help organization of men and women who were sexually abusedby spiritual elders (Catholic priests, brothers, nuns, ministers,teachers, etc).

P.O. Box 495 , Haydenville, MA 01039
Tel: 413.268.3096

STOPIT NOW! is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to help end thesexual abuse of children within our generation. Its mission is to callon all abusers and potential abusers to stop and seek help, to educateadults about the ways to stop sexual abuse, and to increase publicawareness of the trauma of child sexual abuse.

Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse

Stop the Silence is a non-profit organization working with individuals,companies, and community- and faith-based organizations in variousstates to raise awareness and funds to support programming, and providetechnical assistance in the area of CSA prevention and treatment.

Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet

US Department of HHS Administration for Children & Families

TheAdministration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Departmentof Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programswhich promote the economic and social well-being of families, children,individuals, and communities.

U.S. Department of Justice

Charles Whitfield's Website

A pioneer in trauma recovery, including the way we remember childhoodand  other trauma and abuse, Dr. Whitfield is the author of over fiftypublished articles  and six best selling books on trauma psychology andrecovery.



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