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American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress® is a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. The Academy aims to identify expertise among professionals, across disciplines, and provide meaningful standards for those who work regularly with survivors. The Academy’s Traumatic Stress Library and publications provide practical information for survivors of traumatic events and those who care for them.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
ATSA was founded to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education, and provide advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment. ATSA provides referrals for affiliated sex offender treatment providers throughout the United States.
The Safer Society Foundation
SSFI is a national research, advocacy and referral center dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. They offer a variety of services including, sex offender treatment referrals, responses to research requests, and training and consultation. The Safer Society Press offers publications for treatment providers, child & adult offenders, survivors and mandated reporters. A free catalog is available.
National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN)
NAPN is a cooperative network of professionals working with sexually abusive youth. NAPN provides information and referrals, publishes a biannual newsletter, hosts annual national conferences, and encourages the development of regional networks. Individuals seeking treatment can contact Gail Ryan for information or referrals.
The National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 150,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
RAINN – Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
RAINN operates America’s only national hotline for victims of sexual assault. The hotline offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country. The hotline is a partnership of nearly 900 rape crisis centers across the country. Callers are automatically connected to their local center for immediate help.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
American Psychological Association
Center for Sex Offender Management
CSOM’s goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are in the community. CSOM provides ready access to most of the current knowledge and effective practices in the field of sex offender supervision.
National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is a nonprofit national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect.
National Institute of Justice
Since 1984, the Office of Justice Programs has provided federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims.
National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
To help prevent violence against women by advancing knowledge about prevention research and fostering collaboration among advocates, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.
STOP IT NOW !
Stop It Now! is a national, public health based organization working to prevent child sexual abuse. They educate adults including people at risk for abusing and their families and friends about the ways to prevent child sexual abuse and promote the policy changes at the local and national level to support prevention strategies.
Stop It Now! Helpline is a toll-free number for adults who are at risk for sexually abusing a child, for friends and family members of sexual abusers and/or victims, and for parents of children with sexual behavior problems. This helpline service is confidential, available Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-6:00PM (EST) at 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368).
The Child Abuse Prevention Network
The Child Abuse Prevention Network is for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are our key areas of concern. We provide unique and powerful tools for all workers to support the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
A resource and referral information website for individuals seeking help with addictive or compulsive computer-based sexual activity. The site, designed and maintained by experts in the sexual addiction and recovery field, provides a variety of articles, books, self-tests and links to counseling for addicts and their family members.
ChildHelp USA-National Child Abuse Hotline
Hotline: 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)
The ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline serves the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The hotline is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week with professional counselors who provides resources for troubled parents, children in the midst of abuse, individuals requesting child abuse information and professionals.