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Crisis Support 

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

RALIANCE is a national partnership dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation. They have many resources, including a searchable list of local rape crisis centers. 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers 24/7 confidential support 

SAKI (Sexual Assault Kit Initiative) supports the jurisdictional reform of approaches to sexual assault cases. They have a list of valuable resources for survivors available 

Online Resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

NotAlone provides resources for students, schools, and other individuals interested in finding way to respond to and prevent sexual assault. NotAlone was launched in connection with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and provide a tool to locate local services and resources.

Enough Abuse is a citizen education and community mobilization initiative working to prevent child sexual abuse in our homes, schools, youth organizations and communities. They provide adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to put an end to the silence, and eventually, the epidemic of child sexual abuse.

Founded by Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order: SVU, Joyful Heart is a leading national organization with a mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever.

Joyful Heart carries out its mission through an integrated program portfolio of education and advocacy. Our work is paving the way for innovative approaches to treating trauma; igniting shifts in the way the public views and responds to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse; and reforming and advancing policies and legislation to ensure access to justice for survivors.

Intimate partner  violence (IPV) and addiction are interrelated. Study after study has proven that substance misuse increases the chance of violence in the home. Bicycle Health has a wonderful educational guide to help others understand the link between IPV and addiction and seek help. 

Helping Survivors is a website dedicated to ending sexual assault and abuse. It provides a multitude of information and support for survivors. This page helps individuals recognize the signs of abusive relationships, create safety plans, and report instances of domestic violence and abuse. 

Financial abuse is a lesser known, but critical component that abusers use to exert control over their victims. It can range from denying a spouse access to money to using scams or disingenuous motives to steal money from a senior. Financial abuse is very serious, but there are ways for victims to escape and recover from these situations.

This guide was written with the intention of empowering women to navigate the internet without fear. We discuss common occurrences in which women are subject to harassment in their daily lives – on social media, at work, while dating, and more – and give tips and advice on how women can take control.

Books

Faith based books ​

  • The Wounded Heart by Dan Allender 

  • From Hurt to Healing by Andrew Sung Park 

  • God Can't by Thomas Jay Oord 

  • May I Give You Peace: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints by Dawn Eden 

  • God in Pain: Sermons on Suffering by Barbara Brown Taylor

  • We Too by Mary DeMuth 

Books for churches 

  • Dawn of Sunday: The Trinity and Trauma-Safe Churches by Joshua Cockayne, Scott Harrower, and Preston Hill 

  • God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to Horrors of this World by Scott Harrower

  • The Dinah Project by Monica Coleman 

  • We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Elaine Heath 

  • Trauma Sensitive Theology: Thinking Theologically in the Era of Trauma by Jennifer Baldwin 

  • Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World by Serene Jones 

General 

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk 

  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman 

  • Walking Tiger, Healing Trauma by Peter Levine 

  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivor's of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis 

  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, and Self-involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

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