We know that education is the key to moving forward in protecting children from sexual predators and helping survivors of CSA begin the healing process. For these reasons we have tried to provide a thorough list of resources as tools for understanding CSA and taking measures to prevent it.
The following resources are a combination of sites we know and work with professionally, as well as some that we have found to have material to aid survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
At Together We Heal, we do our best to provide the highest standard quality resources for survivors of CSA. While we offer information about the following organizations and include their website information, the views presented at these sites are not necessarily those of Together We Heal. We do not continually monitor these sites, so we can make no claims about the quality or accuracy of opinions and information you might find.
www.churchprotect.org - Jimmy Hinton - Helps churches guard against abusers. www.ashleyeaster.com - Ashley Easter - As Ashley says, "I didn't know that no one is immune to abuse and it can happen anywhere to anyone." Be sure to read her blog, her story and be inspired by her hope! www.re-storyme.com - Mary DeMuth - Mary teaches how you no longer have to be haunted by the past. Your brand new story can start today.
www.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/victimservices - Victims Services of Palm Beach County
www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com - Trish McKnight
www.thelamplighters.org - Marjorie McKinnon
www.naasca.org - Bill Murray
www.stopabusecampaign.com - Andrew Willis
www.dancinginthedarkness.com/articles.php?show=32&arc=166 - (Dancing In The Darkness - Resources for Women)
www.dancinginthedarkness.com/articles.php?show=32&arc=164 - (Dancing In The Darkness - Resources for Men)
www.justtell.org - Encourages kids to speak up about Sexual Abuse
www.hopeandhealingga.org - Gainesville, Georgia
www.choiceofdirection.com - Herb Cohen
www.fromtracie.com/p/blog-against-child-abuse.html - Tracie Nall
www.fromtracie.com/p/survivor-links.html - Tracie Nall
http://pokrov.org - A resource for survivors of abuse in the Orthodox Churches
www.pandys.org - Pandora's Project (Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse)
http://religionscell.com/blog/ - Religious Abuse Survivor Stories And More
http://sol-reform.com - Statute of Limitations Reform
www.livingwell.org.au - For our Australian readers
www.survivorsuk.org - A great resource for our fellow survivors in the UK
www.thrivingafterabuse.com - Elizabeth Dutton-Scott
http://survivorsofabuserecovering.ca/ - (SOAR) - Based in Nova Scotia, Canada
http://csaawarenessmonth.com - Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month
http://netgrace.org - GRACE - Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment - Founded by Boz Tchividjian, J.D., a grandson of Billy Graham, he is leading by example on how churches should respond to childhood sexual abuse. We are honored to be partnered with them in all efforts to help survivors of CSA, and educate on how to better protect our children. The Mission of GRACE is to empower the Christian community through education and training to recognize and respond to the sin of child abuse. Obedience to Christ dictates that the Christian community must learn how to respond to those children and their families who cry out for help when they are victimized. This obedience begins with the education and training of those within the Church regarding the sin of child abuse and how to respond to such disclosures in a God honoring manner.
http://www.gwenplano.com - Dr. Gwendolyn M. Plano - an uplifting story for survivors
http://www.aninfinitemind.com - Jaime Pollack - Support for those with DID
"This Little Light: Beyond a Baptist Preacher Predator and His Gang" - Christa Brown "A Mother's Touch: Surviving Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse" - Julie A. Brand, M.S. "Not Marked: Finding Hope & Healing After Sexual Abuse" - Mary DeMuth "Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, & Other Sex Offenders - Who They Are, How They Operate, And How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children" - Anna C. Salter, Ph.D. "Chocolate Flowers" - A Twisted Tale That Deserves To Be Told - Jori Nunes
"Judging Me" - Judge Mary Elizabeth Bullock
"I'm Still Here: A letter to my children about family violence, sexual abuse, surviving and thriving" - Elizabeth Dutton-Scott
"Justice Denied - What America Must Do to Protect Its Children" - Marci A. Hamilton
(GREAT Resource on Statute of Limitation Law Reform)
"Beyond Surviving - The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse" - Rachel Grant
"Trauma And Transformation : A 12-Step Guide" - Rivka A. Edery
"Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept" - Jayneen Sanders
(An EXCELLENT book for parents to read to their children)
"Abused Boys : The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse" - Mic Hunter
"Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse" - Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon (Also has a guidebook I highly recommend)
"Survivors Not Statistics" - Lurleen Hilliard
"Rising Above the Beauty of Life" - Dolores M. Miller
We check that the links are still active regularly, but if you find any broken ones, please contact us.
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