We know that education is key to moving forward in protecting children from sexual predators and helping survivors of begin their healing process. For these reasons we have tried to provide a thorough list of resources as tools for understanding abuse and taking measures to prevent it.
The following are a combination of sites we know and/or work with professionally, as well as some that we have found to have material to aid survivors.
https://www.snapnetwork.org/ - SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - We are SNAP, the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others).
www.netgrace.org - GRACE - Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment
This heart is at the core of GRACE’s mission: to empower Christian communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse. The early Church, so close to the time of Christ, played a central role in ending many abusive practices that were prevalent at that time. We believe the Church today is called to take up that mantle once again and be a safe haven for children and all who are vulnerable.
www.bristleconeproject.org - Male Survivor Stories
https://1in6.org/get-information/bristlecone/david-pittman/ - David Pittman's page from The Bristlecone Project. (David is the Director of Together We Heal)
Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
www.livingwell.org.au - Living Well is dedicated to the provision of a supportive, accessible, respectful, service to men who have experienced child sexual abuse or sexual assault, to partners, friends, family and service providers.
www.survivorsuk.org - SurvivorsUK’s strategy sets out our vision and values, and outlines our ambitious plan to expand our specialist services and awareness raising activities in the next 5 years, to support even more boys and men who have been raped and sexually abused.
www.childusa.org - The National Think tank for Child Protection. It has the latest information on Statute of Limitation Law for each State.
religionscell.wordpress.com - Exposing the lies we were taught to believe.Doctrines of the Church that can lead to bondage and abuse.
www.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/victimservices - Victims Services of Palm Beach County
https://baptistaccountability.org/ - While this database was inspired by SBC abuse, we have opened it to include Baptists of all flavors, not just SBC. If a perpetrator has any ties to a Baptist church or organization of any kind, you may submit them here.
http://stopbaptistpredators.org/ - This "little light" shines for the many clergy abuse victims whose voices have been silenced. Silenced by shame. Silenced by the false instruction of religious leaders. Silenced by church shunning and bullying. Silenced by church contracts for secrecy. Silenced by suicide. The mission of StopBaptistPredators.org is to break the silence of Baptist clergy sex abuse.
http://bishopaccountability.org/ - Database of Publicly Accused Roman Catholic Priests, Nuns, Brothers, Deacons, and Seminarians in the United States.
www.thelamplighters.org - Marjorie McKinnon - An International Movement for Incest and Child Sexual Abuse Recovery
www.rainn.org - RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
https://bozlawpa.com/ - BozLaw - Representing Survivors of Sexual Abuse Throughout the United States.
If you are an abuse survivor and you are considering stepping forward to seek justice against the institution that failed to protect you and that needs to be held accountable, it is very important that you seek the guidance and counsel of a trusted, experienced, compassionate, and determined attorney. Boz wants to hear from you.
We have known and worked with Boz for the last 8 years. He is one of the few people that I can say without hesitation, “you can trust him to be honest with you and fight for you.” He will listen, he will believe you and he genuniely cares. At Together We Heal we know this about him firsthand.
hermanlaw.com/practices/clergy/clergy-sex-abuse/ - Herman Law - We represent victims of sexual abuse in civil cases.
Our child sexual abuse lawyers have extensive experience advocating for survivors of sexual abuse, exploitation, and rape. We are dedicated to helping sex abuse victims of these horrible crimes heal the wounds of their abuse by empowering them through the legal process.
As with Boz, we at Together We Heal, have known Jeff Herman for many years. We've stood side by side working to expose sexual predators in the church. Herman Law is another name you can trust as a survivor of sexual abuse.
https://www.rachelgrantcoaching.com/ - The difference between Beyond Surviving and other groups/therapy I attended is simply this: Rachel teaches you to retrain your thinking, to be aware of the thought process and then gives you practical skills to aid in all areas of your life. She supports you each step of the way and you are not alone.
www.naasca.org - Child abuse trauma prevention, Intervention & Recovery.
www.stopitnow.org - Stop It Now! was founded by Fran Henry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who learned first hand that standard approaches to keeping children safe from child sexual abuse at that time did not respond to the complex relationships surrounding most abuse. For more about Fran and Stop It Now!'s history, click here.
www.survivorschat.com - We are a site dedicated to survivors of rape, incest and abuse whether sexual, physical, emotional, mental, psychological, verbal, RA or SRA. This is a place where survivors can come together to help each other, support each other, or just pass the time. We are DID-friendly; alters (whether adults or "littles") are welcome here.
www.stopabusecampaign.com - The Stop Abuse Campaign prevents Adverse Childhood Experiences https://stopabusecampaign.org/what-are-adverse-childhood-experiences/ (Childhood trauma) through public policy and public education.
www.childhelp.org - Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States. It’s a terrible epidemic that we at Childhelp are dedicated to put an end to. To do this, we need to first increase awareness of the issue itself.
http://goodmenproject.com/ - Together We Heal's Director, David Pittman, has had several articles published here. You can search his name as Dave Pittman. (That's what his family calls him).
http://marylandchildrensalliance.org/ -The Maryland Children’s Alliance is a nonprofit organization created to better serve sexually abused children by encouraging best practice services among the professionals designated to investigate allegations; support and heal children and families, and prosecute offenders.
https://www.courage365.org/ - Formerly "The Courage Conference", now Courage365, inspires and transforms countless abuse survivors’ lives through a community of understanding, inspiration, and empowerment.
www.hopeandhealingga.org - The Children's Center for Hope and Healing's mission is to restore dignity, trust and hope to individuals and families traumatized by child sexual abuse through accessible and effective therapy, advocacy, and education. Gainesville, Georgia
www.choiceofdirection.com - "Blessings of Positivity" - Herb Cohen
www.fromtracie.com/p/blog-against-child-abuse.html - The Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse is a monthly event that started in 2006. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the serious issue of child abuse. All forms of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual, and verbal) are discussed. Tracie Nall
www.d2l.org - Our vision is a world free of child sexual abuse, in which adults form prevention-oriented communities.
www.pandys.org - Pandora’s Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
http://survivorsofabuserecovering.ca/ - (SOAR) - We are a community-based peer support service for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in West Hants, Kings & Annapolis Counties (Nova Scotia, Canada)
www.perpetuallyhealing.com - Redirecting the shame of childhood sexual abuse.
http://www.aninfinitemind.com - An Infinite Mind is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of survivors with trauma based dissociation with a primary focus on Dissociative Identity Disorder. Jaime Pollack - Support for those with DID
www.stopthesilence.org - The mission of Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse is to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide. Our overarching goals are to:
http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/ - Finding resolve amidst the dissonance of "churchianity".
This Little Light: Beyond a Baptist Preacher Predator and His Gang, Christa Brown
The Devil Inside (How my minister father molested kids in our home and church for decades and how I finally stopped him), Jimmy Hinton
Redeeming Power (Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church), Diane Langberg
On the Threshold of Hope (Opening the door to healing for survivors of sexual abuse), Diane Langberg
Predators, Pedophiles, Rapists, & Other Sex Offenders (Who they are, How they operate, And how we can protect ourselves and our children), Anna Salter, Ph.D.
Understanding Child Molesters - Taking Charge, Eric Leberg
The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide for Churches and MInistries - Basyle Tchividjian & Shira M. Berkovits
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
Denial (abuse, addiction, and a life derailed), Nanette Kirsch
The Courage Coach (A practical, friendly guide on how to heal from abuse), Ashley Easter
Wherever I Wind Up (My quest for truth, authenticity, and the perfect knuckleball), R.A. Dickey
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 we highly recommend)
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
Silent Anguish: The Adam Samec Story, Vicky Reicks
Survivors Not Statistics, Lurleen Hilliard
Rising Above the Beauty of Life, Dolores M. Miller