Organizations for Adult Survivors of Abuse
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Organizations that have information on adult survivors of child abuse. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
PO Box 281535
The Morris Center
San Francisco, California 94128
Phone: (415) 928-4576
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) supports and assists survivors of child abuse to move on with their lives. In addition, ASCA was created with the intention of guaranteeing that all survivors of childhood abuse, regardless of their financial situation, have access to a program focused on recovery from childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse or neglect.
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5500
Toll-Free: (800) 374-2721
The American Psychological Association, based in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to promote human rights, health, wellbeing and dignity. APA’s work benefits society and improves people’s lives. The APA Violence Prevention Office (VPO) coordinates APA’s activities related to violence and injury prevention, and treatment on topics associated with child maltreatment, trauma, media violence, and youth violence. VPO major functions are: (a) Coordination of the development, implementation, and evaluation of two major programs: the ACT/Raising Safe Kids Program (parenting skills training and child maltreatment prevention program) and The Effective Providers for Child Victims of Violence Program ( training for mental health and other professionals on trauma, assessment tools and treatment models for children victimized by violence); (b) Development of training and educational materials, technical assistance and training to professionals and organizations participating in both programs; (c) Dissemination of research-based knowledge, information, and materials to professionals and the general public on violence, prevention and related topics through Web (www.actagainstviolence.apa.org), Facebook page www.Facebook.com/ACTRaisingSafeKids and other social media outlets; (d) Collaboration with other national associations, national collaboratives, and federal agencies to promote the contributions of psychology and psychologists to the understanding and prevention of violence.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
330 C Street, S.W
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
Toll-Free: (800) 394-3366
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and the general public to information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.
4350 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
Phone: (480) 922-8212
Toll-Free: (800) 4AC-HILD
TDD: (800) 2AC-HILD
Fax: (480) 922-7061
Childhelp® is dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April.
Po Box 276
Long Valley, New Jersey 07853
A goal of MaleSurvivor is to overcome the sexual victimization of boys and men by helping professionals and others to better understand and treat adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
66 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Toll-Free: (866) 254-4819
Fax: (703) 548-9517
The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.
NCTIC facilitates the adoption of trauma-informed environments in the delivery of a broad range of services including mental health, substance use, housing, vocational or employment support, domestic violence and victim assistance, and peer support.
NCTIC is a technical assistance center within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Rm. 6200, MSC 9663
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9663
Phone: (866) 615-6464
Fax: (301) 443-4279
TTY: (301) 443-8431
The National Institute of Mental Health works to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. NIMH seeks to achieve better understanding, treatment, and eventually prevention of mental illness.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, Pennsylvania 17025
Phone: (717) 909-0710
Toll-Free: (877) 739-3895
Fax: (717) 909-0714
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention
. The organization collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach, and response strategies. The Center provides access to resources on reporting and recovery planning, serving child victims of sex trafficking, and addressing issues for specific populations vulnerable to sex trafficking, including children in foster care, missing and exploited children, adolescent boys, and Native women.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
2000 L Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 544-3064
Toll-Free: (800) 656-HOPE
Fax: (202) 544-3556
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE), which provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock, and it carries out programs to prevent sexual assault and to help victims.
Safer Society Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 340
Brandon, Vermont 05733-0340
Phone: (802) 247-3132
Fax: (802) 247-4233
General Scope: The Safer Society Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit agency, is a national research, advocacy, and referral center on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. The Foundation provides training and consultation, research, sex offender treatment referrals, a computerized program network, and a resource library. It also publishes materials for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.
Training Specific: The Safer Society will help individuals, agencies, states, and organizations develop specialized training institutes on current and emerging topics related to sexual abuse prevention and treatment. To identify professional trainers or to set up a training event, please call for further information.
PO Box 436
Brooklandville, Maryland 21022
Phone: (410) 825-8888
Fax: (410) 825-8888
The Sidran Institute, a leader in traumatic stress education and advocacy, is a nationally focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. The Institute promotes improved understanding of the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children, the long-term effects of trauma on adults, and strategies that lead to the greatest success in self-help recovery for trauma survivors. The Sidran Institute also advocates clinical practices considered successful in aiding trauma victims and the development of public policy initiatives that are responsive to the needs of adult and child survivors of traumatic events.
Stop It Now!
351 Pleasant Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Phone: (413) 587-3500
Toll-Free: (888) 773-8368
Stop It Now!® prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take action before a child is harmed. Stop It Now! provides support, information and resources for adults to take responsibility for creating safer communities.
Visit the Online Help Center at StopItNow.org for guidance and resources to prevent child sexual abuse.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous
World Service Office
P.O. Box 190
Benson, Maryland 21018-9998
Phone: (410) 893-3322
Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) is a 12-step, self-help recovery program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees. Confidentiality and anonymity are essential to the program. SIA is for men and women, 18 years and older, who were sexually abused as children.
The Blue Ribbon Project
PO Box 4412
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Phone: (800) 757-8120
The Blue Ribbon Project is a non-profit, online and community resource for both child abuse victims and adult survivors. It also offers several outreach programs, such as "Backpacks of Love" which provides backpacks of essentials to kids on the night they enter foster care.