NO MORE SECRETS – Nicole Bromley – resources for abuse victims/families

Earlier today I posted a review of Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse.  In this wonderful resource written by Nicole Bromley is an appendix entitled, “No More Secrets”.  It is listing of resources and hotlines for those in abuse, families of abuse or those who wish to help those in abusive situations.  I would like to reproduce that list here with phone numbers and websites as a resource page for sexual abuse victims & families:

  • Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline – an anonymous hotline is dedicated to the prevention of both sexual and nonsexual child abuse.  Staffed 24 hours a day with professional crisis counselors.  Call: 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453) or 1-800-2-A-Child (TDD) (1-800-222-4453)
  • The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network – (RAINN) – an organization that operates America’s only 24 hour confidential national phone hotline for survivors of sexual assualt.  Call: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to the website: www.rainn.org.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline – (NDVH) – offers help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Call: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
  • The National Hopeline Network – Call: 1-800-784-2433 or online: www.hopeline.com
  • The National Sexual Violence Resource Center - (NSVRC) – online: www.nsvrc.0rg
  • The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children – the nation’s resource center for child protection.  Call: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or online: www.missingkids.com
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation – (FBI) – resource for parents entitled, “A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety” found here: www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm
  • The National Center for Victims of Crime – dedicated to help victims rebuild their lives.  Call: 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)
  • The Victims of Pornography – a project sponsored by Citizens for Community Values -(online: http://www.ccv.0rg).  www.victimsofpornography.org
  • OneVOICE Enterprises – an organization committed to raising awareness of sexual violence, creating a national platform for sexual abuse prevention, pointing students toward healthy lifestyle and relationship choices, and empowering people to make a difference as they journey from victim to “Victory Over Impossible CircumstancEs”.  online: www.onevoiceenterprises.com

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