Advocacy Links and Resources

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

 We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives:

1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over it's taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting facts showing child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone

2) offering hope and healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery.

OffenderWatch Initiative

The OffenderWatch® Initiative (OWI) is the leading national organization whose mission is to increase public awareness of registered sex offenders through grass-roots efforts of education, community awareness, and increased government interaction.

In partnership with law enforcement, OWI mails millions of community notification postcards nationwide every year alerting citizens of sex offenders living in their neighborhoods. We are the only service that receives the info directly from law enforcement.

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ASCA - Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

 Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA SM) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA SMprogram offers:

  • Community based self-help support groups
  • Provider based self-help support groups
  • Web based self-help support groups
  • Survivor to Thriver workbooks 

National Children’s Alliance

The National Children’s Alliance is a professional membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.

Child Help

Prevention, intervention, treatment, and community outreach. Childhelp programs and services help children from any situation and let them experience the life they deserve: one filled with love. The principle theme across all of our programs is to provide children we serve with an environment of compassion and kindness.

Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-Child

The National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. 


 There are a number of crimes that are directly or indirectly related to the consumption of alcohol. When those crimes occur, the consequences affect the offender, their family, and often the general public. Exploring alcohol related crimes, such as child abuse and neglect, is important for understanding the full impact of alcohol on individuals and society. Free, online information on the health effects, dangers, and treatment options regarding alcohol abuse. 

Children's Advocacy Network

 When a child experiences abuse or witnesses a violent crime, their life changes. Often, children feel scared and confused about what happens next. Non-offending family members are wrestling with their own mix of emotions and can find it difficult to know what steps to take next. It is our goal at our Children’s Advocacy Center to welcome children and their families and guide them through this trying time. Our center is the region's only not-for-profit organization that coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians under one roof fostering hope and healing for children and their families. 

National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline


Need Help? Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.

Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including:

  • Confidential support from a trained staff member
  • Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
  • Someone to help you talk through what happened
  • Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery
  • Referrals for long term support in your area
  • Information about the laws in your community
  • Basic information about medical concerns

National Domestic Violence Hotline



Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. 

 call us at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

available 24/7. 

 Learn more about power, control, and the warning signs of the many different types of abuse. 

What is Domestic Abuse?


Does your partner ever….

  • Insult, demean or embarrass you with put-downs?
  • Control what you do, who you talk to or where you go?
  • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
  • Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
  • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
  • Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all of the decisions without your input or consideration of your needs?
  • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
  • Prevent you from working or attending school?
  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?
  • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
  • Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
  • Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. In this section, you’ll find more information on the types of abuse, why people abuse and why it’s so difficult to leave. Don’t hesitate to chat or call us (1-800-799-7233) if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

Written by women for women and empowers women to protect themselves online. 

List your organization here

 Do you have an organization that helps abused children or adult survivors of child abuse? Contact us to be listed here by emailing

A resource that provides information about substance abuse and addiction.

Parental substance abuse is a major factor contributing to child abuse and neglect. In turn, childhood abuse massively increases the risk of people turning to drugs and alcohol. Our mission is to be a support and an informational resource to guide families suffering through these types of issues.

Adult Children of Alcoholics


Born to do Drugs - Overcoming a Family History of Addiction 

Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Substance Use 

Effects of Alcoholism on Families