Child Sexual Abuse / Assault / Violence
(Related pages include: Child Support / Custody / Visitation, Child Protection / Welfare, Children & Youth, Girls and Teen Dating Violence.)
Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute – a national science-based, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. CMRPI conducts research to prevent child sexual abuse and provides information to prevention organizations, agencies, professionals and families to prevent abuse. The mission is to focus scientific research on the major causes of child sexual abuse, especially in areas where early intervention can save the greatest number of children and to provide scientific information that supports the prevention actions of the field, especially prevention organizations, professionals and families, Atlanta, GA and Alameda, CA.
ChildSafe – provides services in a safe environment for child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse. At the center professionals ensure that the child's needs, emotional and medical, come first. The mission of ChildSafe is to restore dignity, trust and hope to children traumatized by sexual abuse, San Antonio, TX.
Darkness to Light – the ultimate mission of D2L, to end childhood sexual abuse, can only be accomplished by sharing the solution of prevention, awareness and education with more and more people. This, in turn, builds momentum and over time, changes the way our nation and culture cares for, protects and nurtures our children. Being an active participant in the mission to end childhood sexual abuse is one of the most rewarding things we will ever do ~ and we cannot do it without you. We believe that learning the facts about childhood sexual abuse helps prevent it. Talking about it helps prevent it. Getting involved helps prevent it. The truth is, if childhood sexual abuse can be prevented, it can be stopped. That's why D2L exists ~ to empower adults through awareness and educational programs to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse, Charleston, SC.
Enough Abuse – provides concerned adults, parents, and professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to prevent child sexual abuse in their homes and communities, Boston, MA.
Girls Education & Mentoring Services – empowers young women, ages 12-21 years, who have experienced sexual exploitation and violence to exit unsafe and abusive lifestyles and to develop their full potential. GEMS’ provides young women with empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities for positive change, New York, NY.
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children – promotes the safety and well-being of children through activism, policy development and multinational coordination. Their programs and initiatives are uniting the world and providing international solutions to the problems of child abduction and exploitation, Alexandria, VA.
JustTell.org – mission is to reach out to youth aged 8 to 17 who are being sexually abused in order to convey, in age-appropriate language, that: they are not alone, they are not to blame for the abuse and should feel not guilt or shame, and that they need to choose a trustworthy adult in their life and tell them about the sexual abuse. The secondary mission of JustTell is to education and empower all youth around the issue of childhood sexual abuse. No one has ever used kids' media and internet sites where kids gather such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace to speak to young people about this issue. Our messages reach out to molested children and teens using methods and messages they can readily access and relate to. Whether it is by tweets, blogs and bulletins, through the wallet-sized cards our ten Street Teams will hand out as Community Service Projects, or by sexually abused kids accessing our website; we are kid-friendly and as hip as the teens who are helping us. And that gives us enormous credibility with kids who are being sexually abused.
The Mama Bear Effect – seeks to empower adults to actively protect children from sexual abuse by raising awareness, and promoting conversations and behaviors that can prevent abuse. There are many misconceptions regarding this issue. The Mama Bear Effect will work diligently and endlessly to expose the reality of child sexual abuse and put an end to dangerous misconceptions. We believe that all good people have a "Mama Bear" instinct - a desire to protect innocent children from a harm greater than what they could ever imagine. A willingness to face our fears, overpower our desire to turn away from such evil, and conquer the ignorance that clouds our understanding of how child sexual abuse exists and is afflicting our nation and world. We must protect our children. We will fight back. This is The Mama Bear Effect.
Mothers Against Sexual Abuse – the mission is to heighten awareness of the hidden epidemic of child sexual abuse through educating parents, caregivers, professionals, and others with the intent to remove the veil of this horrific crime and expose the truth of its tragic impact on children and adult survivors.
National Association to Protect Children – is a national pro-child, anti-crime membership association. We are founded on the belief that our first and most sacred obligation as parents, citizens, and members of the human species is the protection of children from harm. We are committed to building a powerful, nonpartisan force for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect. We believe that this must be done through a determined single-issue focus, a meaningful mainstream agenda and the use of proven modern political strategies, Asheville, NC.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® – helps to prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; helps find missing children; and assists victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them, Alexandria, VA.
National Children’s Advocacy Center – a non-profit agency providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families within a child-focused team approach. Since opening in 1985 as the nation’s first Children’s Advocacy Center, the NCAC has become a leader in the field of prevention and intervention of child maltreatment, Huntsville AL.
National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation – our mission is a unified effort to promote the healthy development of children & youth; and end their sexual abuse and exploitation.
Six Pillars for Prevention: Why We Need Stronger Prevention Polices, 2015. Read news release.
Parents for Megan's Law and The Crime Victims Center – a not-for-profit 501(c)3 community and victim's rights organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse through the provision of education, advocacy, counseling, victim services, policy and legislative support services. We staff the local and National (1-888-ASK-PFML) Megan's Law Help lines. PFML has recently expanded its mission to include the new Crime Victims Center, a program designed to link all victims of violent crime with crime victim compensation and multi-agency referrals for support and assistance, Stony Brook, NY.
Parents Protect – created by the child sexual abuse prevention campaign, Stop it Now! UK and Ireland and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a child protection charity which manages the campaign supported by an alliance of voluntary and statutory sector partners. The campaign aims to prevent child sexual abuse by raising awareness and encouraging early recognition and responses to the problem by abusers themselves and those close to them.
Resources for Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Silver Spring, MD.
Sexual Assault Resource Agency – provides free counseling and support services for women, children of all ages, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or abuse, Charlottesville, VA.
SOL Reform ~ Reform the Statute of Limitations on Child Sex Abuse to Identify Hidden Predators and Increase Access to Justice, Professor Marci A. Hamilton.
Stop Abuse Campaign – we are a diverse team of survivors and supporters working together to stop abuse and alleviate its suffering. We hope you will join us. Stopping abuse starts with believing it happens. Take the pledge, become a Believer and we'll send you a prevention tip every week plus ways you can participate in freeing your family and your community from the fear and impact of abuse. We can stop abuse. Join the Believers today and working together, we will stop abuse tomorrow, New York, NY.
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, Northampton, MA.
Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse – the mission is to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide. Our overarching goals are to: 1) promote healing of victims and survivors; and 2) celebrate the lives of those healed, Glenn Dale, MD.
Vision of Hope – a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. The campaign works to protect our children from the devastation of sexual abuse, Enola, PA.
Wellspring Living – the mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training and treatment programs for women and girls, Tyrone, GA. Read Blog.