Child Sexual Assault Resources
Based on a review of state records pertaining to child abuse and neglect, 86,830 children in the United States experienced sexual abuse in 2001 (DHHS 2003). Get free missing child alerts for your computer or website here.
Child Abuse Hotline
Child Abuse 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
Childhelp IOF/National Child Abuse Hotline: 1 (800) 4ACHILD (voice) 1 (800) 2ACHILD (TDD)
National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-621-786-2929)
Victims of Crime Help Line 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)
Child Pornography Tipline 1-800-843-5678
Covenant House (800) 999-9999
Child Find of America (800) 426-5678
Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
Reporting sexual exploitation of children
Resources on Child Sexual Assault (CSA)
"ASCA supports and assists survivors of child abuse to move-on with our lives, gently encouraging us to transform our self-identities from victims, to survivors, to thrivers. In addition, ASCA was created with the intention of guaranteeing all survivors of childhood abuse, irrespective of their financial situation, with access to a superior program focused on recovery from childhood abuse. "
Provides links to partner organizations, information about awareness activities, and links to several abuse related listservs.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) - The Nation's Resource Center for Child Protection 1-800-THE-LOST
if you believe that your child is missing.
351 Pleasant Street,
Suite B319, Northampton, MA 01060
Stop It Now!, a national nonprofit organization, created a ground-breaking public health approach to prevent the perpetration of child sexual abuse. Since 1992, Stop It Now!'s public policy, public education, and research programs have protected our children by emphasizing adult and community responsibility. These programs reach out to adults who are concerned about inappropriate sexualized behavior in another adult, adolescent, or child, and to adults who are concerned about their own thoughts or behaviors.
"Child sexual abuse is sexual activity with a child by an adult, an adolescent, or an older child. When any adult engages in sexual activity with a child, that is child sexual abuse. It is a crime in all 50 states. Look in the section called "Warning Signs" for a listing of both touching and non-touching sexual behaviors that are considered sexual abuse. When sexual activity involves another child or an adolescent, it is not always so clear. Some kinds of sexual behavior among children might be natural explorations rather than abuse. Look at the checklists in the section called "Warning Signs" for help in figuring out whether the behavior you see is sexual abuse between children."
Missing child alerts
Code Amber now provides both Web Site Tickers and Desktop Tickers for the US and Canada. Please select from the following to get your ticker(s). You may download any or all of the tickers we have available.
Offers access to an electronic library of child welfare material including adoption, protective services, and foster care as well as the electronic journal, Children and Youth Services Review. Also available are links to reports, literature, and other organizations.
This National Institute of Mental Health site makes available reports that address the issue of helping children and adolescents deal with violence, disasters, and depression.
Connect for Kids (formerly Kids
Campaigns) provides a listing of many organizations and on-line resources
concerned with children's safety and environmental health issues.
Also see the legal section for statute of limitations.
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