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National Resources

Related resources for The Survivor Moms' Companion curriculum can be found through many other national programs and organizations.

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NATIONAL RESOURCES

Childhood Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault Intervention/Prevention Organizations

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) describes itself as the U.S.’s “largest anti-sexual violence organization.” Best known among its many initiatives is the National Sexual Assault Hotline, which it coordinates in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers. It also operates the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Safe Helpline.

Phone: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) Website: http://www.rainn.org

Domestic Violence Intervention/Prevention Organizations

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) fosters and promotes accessible, culturally relevant and trauma-informed responses to domestic violence and other lifetime trauma so that survivors and their children can access resources essential to their safety and well-being. Its resources include a service provider database.

Phone: 312-726-7020 Website: http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides callers with access to U.S. service providers and shelters 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Website: http://www.thehotline.org/

Victim Advocacy Organizations

The National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) has long sought to “champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis.” It provides victims with access to services and other resources and sponsors skills-based training to victim advocates and emergency responders.

Phone: 1-800-TRY-NOVA (1-800-879-6682) Website: http://www.trynova.org/

Suicide Intervention/Prevention Services

 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline relies on a national network of local crisis centers to provide “free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.” The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 1-800-273-8255 Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Child Abuse and Neglect Intervention/Prevention Organizations

The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline assists people wishing to report abuse or speak with a Childhelp counselor. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls are confidential.

Phone: 1-800-422-4453 Website:  http://www.childhelp.org/hotline.

Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by providing support, information and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities. Founded by a childhood sexual abuse survivor, the organization teaches individuals, families and communities to act to prevent child sexual abuse before children are harmed—and to get help for everyone involved. It offers direct help for specific situations through a confidential national prevention helpline and an interactive online help center.

Phone: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368) Website: http://www.stopitnow.org/help-guidance/online-help-center

PTSD AND TRAUMA-RELATED RESOURCES

 The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study): ACEs have a tremendous impact on future violence, victimization and perpetration, as well as lifelong health and opportunity. The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being. Over 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization members from Southern California receiving physical exams completed confidential surveys regarding their childhood experiences and current health status and behaviors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues ongoing surveillance of ACEs by assessing the medical status of the study participants via periodic updates of morbidity and mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about.html

Organizations

 The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) is a professional membership organization that also provides PTSD information for the general public.

Phone: 1-847-686-2234 Website: http://www.ISTSS.org

The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but it also provides PTSD information for the general public.

Phone: 1-844-MyVA311 (1-844-698-2311) Website: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) offers consultation and resources to support service systems providing mental health and substance abuse services, housing and homelessness services, HIV services, and peer and family organization services as well as services related to child welfare, criminal justice, and education systems.

Phone: 1-866-254-4819 Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/nctic/about
NCTIC@NASMHPD.org

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States. The Network combines knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices,

Phone: 310-235-2633 Website: http://www.nctsn.org/

Postpartum Support International is a global, professional organization created to inform professionals and the public about the “emotional changes” affecting women during pregnancy and postpartum.

Phone: 1-800-944-4773 Website: http://www.postpartum.net/

The Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute supports survivors, their families and caregivers. The foundation also maintains a national referral database for therapists who treat trauma survivors.

Phone: 410-825-8888 Website: http://www.sidran.org

The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) is a non-profit organization for scientific and educational professionals committed to support the “mental wellbeing and healthy development” of infants worldwide.

Phone: +358 50 4627379 Website: https://www.waimh.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3289