Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Links

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE): The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adult Health and Well Being

Gift From Within-PTSD Resources for Survivors and Caregivers– an International Nonprofit Organization for Survivor of Trauma and Victimization. Resources include essays, articles, poetry, art, Q&A and book reviews.

iSurvive– organization that offers resources and forums where adult survivors of child abuse and their loved ones can seek support

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse– child abuse trauma prevention, intervention, and recovery

Survivors’ Art Foundation– a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encourage healing through the arts; site features an online web art gallery for visual, literary, and performing artists

We Are Adult Survivors of Child Abuse– this website is dedicated to the tens of millions of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect who get up every day and try to work and function in a world that seems to not care about us.

The Wounded Healer Journal– Linda Chapman, LCSW’s resources for therapists who are survivors of childhood trauma and abuse; much rich material for non-therapists, too

Child and Adolescent Trauma Links

Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources– Jim Hopper, Ph.D., offers statistics, recovered memory issues, information on effects of child abuse, especially on male victims.

ChildHelp Speak Up Be Safe– school-based, child abuse prevention education program that focuses on child safety. It is an evolution of Good Touch Bad Touch.

The ChildTrauma Academy– A not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, which is a unique collaborative of individuals and organizations working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research, and education.

Child Trauma Institute– Provides extensive information on child and adolescent trauma/loss for professionals as well as for parents.

Child Witness to Violence Project– is a therapeutic, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are hidden victims of domestic and community violence and other trauma-related events. 

Courageous Kids Network– an organization dedicated to stopping the continued assault on children’s humans rights to live free from abuse

Cyber Bullying– a definitive guide for educators, parents, and family members to stop cyber bullying to children and teens

The Family Tree– Maryland’s child abuse prevention organization, building awareness, educating and inspiring hope to everyone involved in efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect in Maryland.  Free Arts for Abused Children is a national nonprofit organization that integrates the healing and therapeutic power of the arts into the lives of children and youth who have been abused or families who have been designated as ‘at risk’.

A Home Within is the only national organization dedicated solely to meeting the emotional needs of foster youth. They recruit mental health professionals who volunteer to see one foster child in weekly therapy—free of charge, for as long as it takes.

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect– international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally

Justice for Children– provide a full range of advocacy and services for abused and neglected children; that includes pro-bono legal advocacy, public policy monitoring, guidance through a complex child protective system, professional referrals, mental health services, court watch, research, education, and emotional support

Survivors of Educator Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Emerge (SESAME)– Organization that works to prevent sexual abuse and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff. Legal resources, links.

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

The Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center provides trauma-informed treatments and services to children and families, builds professional knowledge through clinical research, and advances the field of child trauma treatment through collaboration, training and dissemination.

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Incest Links

The Lamplighter Movement an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery

Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA) is a website for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse. There is an online support program for survivors as well as an annual conference.

Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service (OAASIS) is a coalition dedicated to increasing public awareness of the realities of childhood sexual abuse, to supporting and empowering survivors of such abuse, and to advocating for strong public policies and laws aimed at preventing it.

Rahi Foundation– an organization in India for women survivors of incest and childhood sexual abuse (CSA)

Safer Society Foundation, Inc. provides books on prevention, treatment, and policy for survivors, persons in treatment, families, and professionals.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)– an organization that educates, prevents, exposes, and heals child sexual abuse by priests and the church officials that shield this abuse

Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR)– a recovery program in Delaware/Mid-Atlantic region which provides counseling, referral, and education services to adult, adolescent and child survivors of sexual abuse, their non-offending partners, and non-offending family members, regardless of their ability to pay for services.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) a spiritual, self-help group of women and men, 18 years or older, who are guided by a set of 12 Suggested Steps and 12 Traditions as borrowed from AA, along with some SIA Slogans and the Serenity Prayer.

Combat Trama/Veteran Links

Give an Hour– a national nonprofit organization that gives free mental health care to U.S. Military personnel and their families

Family of a Vet– site for veterans and their loved ones that gives information and help resources on PTSD and TBI

National Center for PTSD -Research and education on PTSD; includes the PILOTS Database, an electronic index to PTSD literature.

Real Warriors– The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) works to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families, and secure equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault

The Soldiers Project is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free, confidential psychological services to US military veterans and their loved ones who have served at any time after September 11, 2001.

Vietnam Veterans Homepage– webpage that has specific information for veterans

Vietnam Veteran Wives– a 501(c)19 Non-Profit Veterans Service Organization, has been created to reach out to Veterans, their spouses and families

Dissociative Disorders Links

DIDiva– an informational resource for individuals who’ve been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, their caregivers, and friends. It is also a repository for the latest research and news coverage about DID

An Infinite Mind– An Infinite Mind is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to educating the public and professional community about trauma based dissociation with a primary focus on Dissociative Identity Disorder in an effort to dispel the myths and stigmas attached to it.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation– A not-for-profit professional organization promoting research and training in the identification of dissociative states

Ivory Gardens -an online private DID support group

Many Voices Press– Words of hope for people recovering from trauma and dissociative disorders

Mosaic Minds– an internet based organization for those with Dissociative Identity Disorder

PODS  (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) -A U.K. based website that works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting

Domestic Violence Links

Battered Women’s Justice Program (BWJP)– provides training and technical assistance on civil, legal, and criminal justice system issues related to violence against women, including survivors who have been charged with crimes.

DC Alliance
DC Alliance, Empowering Homicide Survivors, Inc. provides support to victims, co-victims and survivors of domestic violence or homicides. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Our mission is to act as a clearing house for direct and indirect services through outreach, and to help rebuild the lives of victims, survivors and their families.

GLBTQ Dometic Violence Project– Website, information and hotline for GLBTQ victims of domestic violence and their families

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies -provides a global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women’s organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 110 languages

The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) works to obtain legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and to provide technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such cases.

WomensLaw– provides legal information and support to victims of domestic violence and assault

WomenVerse– a volunteer run website helping women in need to find safe accommodation and shelter throughout the United States

Eating Disorders Links

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness This site contains articles and information about different types of eating disorders, with special sections for teens and parents. 

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders.

The National Eating Disorders Information center This organization dedicated to helping those with eating disorders includes a glossary of terms related to eating disorders, information for support people, and recommended books

Grief & Bereavement Links

The Association for Death Education and Counseling The Thanatology Association is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of mental and medical health personnel, educators, clergy, funeral directors and volunteers.

Survivors of Suicide a site to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way

Human Trafficking Links

End Slavery Now– A project of the national underground freedom center dedicated to ending human trafficking

Human Trafficking– a web resource for combatting human trafficking

Polaris Project– Polaris works to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors- helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and gathering the data to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.

Safe House of Hope-a volunteer-run and -led 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization in Baltimore that welcomes people from all backgrounds and spiritual traditions. We provide education, training, and support to help victims of human trafficking become an active part of a healthy community.

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Links

1 in 6
The mission of 1in 6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving girlfriends, wives, partners, family members and friends by providing information and support resources on the web.

Boys and Men Healing
Forthcoming film from Big Voice Pictures

Male Survivor
An organization of diverse individuals committed through research, education, advocacy and activism to the prevention, treatment, and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men

Mankind– support for men who have been sexually abused

PTSD/Trauma Links

American Psychological Association – Division of Trauma Psychology
Division 56 of the American Psychological Association. Non-psychologists are welcome to join as Professional Affiliate members

The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists
An international organization offering three distinct certifications to individuals providing support, education, intervention and treatment in the field of traumatic stress

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
A membership organization providing a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma in the United States and around the world

The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma
The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the lives of those who suffer from trauma and stress, and their families. The Traumaweb site contains information regarding trauma, stress, resiliency and coping, and offers useful advice and self-help strategies by the center’s professional staff. This website gives information in Hebrew, English, Russian and Arabic. French coming soon.

The National Library of Medicine’s information pages

Pat McClendon’s Clinical Social Work Page
Many articles and links; includes a section on dissociative/posttraumatic stress symptomatology

Post-Traumatic Gazette
“A newsletter providing a healing perspective for all trauma survivors, their families, friends, and therapists.” Published bimonthly. Site includes ordering information for subscriptions and back issues.

Post Trauma Resources
PTR responds to potentially traumatic events to assist personnel and organizations to return to functioning and also provides consultation and training to organizations planning coordinated responses to trauma. Website includes information on trauma and links to other sites.

Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures – blog and resources
Some history of trauma has been observed in 44-100% of PNES patients and 23-77% are reported to have a history of physical or sexual abuse.

The Trauma and Mental Health Report Sharing knowledge on trauma and mental health with the community This educational website will provide information regarding psychological trauma as it pertains to you the victim, those close to the victim, or as a professional working in the area.

Trauma Info Pages
Site mantained by Oregon psychologist David Baldwin, Ph.D.

Rape, Sexual Assault, and Violence Links

Galway Rape Crisis Center– a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Galway City that provides counseling and support services to survivors of sexual violence and abuse in the West of Ireland

Interactive Theater– interactive theater programs use drama to educate about sexual assualt

It Happened to Alexa Foundation– supports rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault– helps to prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable

National Center for Victims of Crime
Provides services and resources to crime victims and advocates for laws that secure victims’ rights

National Sex Offender Public Website: U.S. government website that links to public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search

National Sexual Violence Resource Center: provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

Stop Prison Rape
SPR seeks to end sexual violence committed against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention.

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Inside, you’ll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland 
Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is the national representative body for Rape Crisis Centres in Ireland. The RCNI role includes the development and coordination of national projects, supporting Rape Crisis Centres to reach quality assurance standards, using our expertise to influence national policy and social change. The RCNI is a national information and resource centre on all aspects of sexual violence, with a proven capacity in strategic leadership including contributing and advising on the necessary infra-structure for a national response to all aspects of sexual violence.

WAVE Trust
WAVE Trust (Worldwide Alternatives to ViolencE) is an international charity dedicated to advancing public awareness of the root causes of violence and the means to prevent and reduce violence in our society.

Women Speak Out
(Wo)Men Speak Out™ is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating rape, sexual assault and gender violence. We seek to educate both men and women, cultivating healthy relationships and gender equity.

Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Links

End Ritual Abuse is a website by Ellen P. Lachter, Ph.D that provides resources for survivors of ritual abuse.

H.E.A.R. the Voice of Ritual Abuse– healing, education, advocacy and resources on ritual abuse torture and mind control for survivors, therapists and the general public

RA Info– ritual abuse, ritual crime, and healing has information and resources for survivors, therapists, and others, Includes a Conviction List of some documented ritual abuse cases

Ritual Abuse Network Scotland– provides information, resources, and training for agencies that support ritual abuse survivors

S.M.A.R.T.’s ritual abuse pages Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today (S.M.A.R.T.) is a website and newsletter founded by Neil Brick to provide information on ritual abuse and mind control.  There is a annual conference and an email discussion list for survivors.

Surviving Ritual Abuse in Australia– webpage by David Free to provide a general education and summary about ritual abuse

Survivorship– organization supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.

Self-Injury Links

S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self Abuse Finally Ends)

Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SiOS)– As part of a collaboration between the University of Guelph and McGill University, SiOS is a non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.

Stalking Links

End Stalking in America– site to educate general public and to be be of assistance to victims of stalking

Stalking Resource Center– provides multiple services including: Training, Technical Assistance, a Web site, and an Information Clearinghouse.

Stalking Victims Sanctuary– a place for survivors and others to garner information, community and support

Substance Abuse and Trauma Links

Alcohol Awareness Council-organization dedicated to informing the public about the use and abuse of alcohol

DualDiagnosis– gives information and treatment centers for those who suffer from both PTSD and addiction

Treatment of PTSD and Addiction– Article from

Seeking Safety a list of articles on the Seeking Safety website that pertain to substance abuse and PTSD

Survivors with Disabilities Links

Disability Care Center– is a Free Disability claim service. Offering disability consultation and general information on SSI or SSDI.  It offers free information on how to apply, what to do when you are denied and a disability guide with an interactive eligibility checker including legal terms claimants may not be familiar with to better inform them of the application process.

Handling Your Psychiatric Disability in Work and School– Site provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other employment and education issues for people with psychiatric disabilities

National Disability Rights Network– investigate reports of abuse and neglect, and seek systemic change to prevent further incidents; advocate for basic rights; and ensure accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems for individuals with disabilities

Savings Guide for People with Disabilitiesprovides research on special offers and discounts available to people with disabilities

The Social Security and Disability Resource Center The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website ( provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to. For the most part, the site is based on the author’s personal experience as a former disability-medicaid caseworker, and also as a former disability examiner for the social security administration

Therapy Databases

American Psychological Association Practice Organization– Psychologist locater by location and area of specialization

ISSTD– Find a Therapist that treats Dissociative Disorders

ISTSS Clinician Directory– service provided by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies– international therapist and group therapy database, can search by location, issues treated, and treatment type

NetworkTherapy– therapist and treatment center database

PsychCentral– therapist database by zip code

PsychologyToday– listings for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers, and support groups in US and Canada, can look up by insurance, location, issues treated, and treatment orientation

Theravive– helps people find the right licensed therapist with the goal of lowering stigma by making mental health care accessibility easy and nonthreatening

Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Offenders

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)– an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. Through research, education, and shared learning, ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.

Torture Survivors and Refugees Links

Survivors of Torture International– an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for survivors of politically motivated torture and their families who live in San Diego County. They help survivors to recover from their traumas through a holistic program including medical, dental, psychiatric, psychological, and social services.

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition– TASSC International is the only organization in the United States founded by and for survivors of torture. TASSC provides different services including free legal representation for those who are seeking asylum, medical referrals, employment related assistance and other services.