We have put together this list of resources for survivors of childhood abuse and their loved ones:
RAINN supports survivors of sexual assault, including childhood sexual abuse and educates the public about sexual violence. They offer a phone helpline and online chat line.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse offers support services and resources for adults who have survived childhood sexual abuse. They also offer web-based and community-based self-help support groups.
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse offers many resources for survivors such as articles about recovery and managing trauma associated with abuse, as well as a comprehensive list of websites and online resources for survivors and family members.
Pandora’s Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
OAASIS Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service provides support and resources for survivors and engages in public education and advocacy work.
SNAP Survivors Network of Abuse by Priests is a network of survivors of institutional sexual abuse.
Support for Partners provides support, resources and information for partners of those that have been sexually abused as children
Resources Specifically for Men:
1in 6 provides information and services including an online helpline and lending library, to men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences.
Male Survivor provides support and resources specifically to male survivors. The website includes information about how to find support, directories of support groups and therapists, and helpful articles.
Finding a Counselor or Therapist:
Are you thinking about counseling or looking for a therapist to talk with about your abuse or to address any of the issues that may be of concern to you? This is a link to a resource guide for how to research, find and select a therapist.
From Male Survivor, “A Consumer’s Guide to Therapist Shopping”
The WINGS Foundation provides education, advocacy and support to adult survivors and their loved ones. They offer a helpful guide to finding trauma informed therapists and those that understand the complex dynamics of childhood sexual abuse.
Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse (1991). Mic Hunter
Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Childhood Sexual Abuse (2005). Richard B. Gartner
Evicting the Perpetrator: A Male Survivor Guide to Recovery from Sexual Abuse (2010). Ken Singer
Boys Don’t Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse (2011) Randy Ellison
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (2008). Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
What Do I Do Now? A Survival Guide for Mothers of Sexually Abused Children. Mel Langston, PhD
It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion (2015). Beverly Engel
Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child (1991). Laura Davis
Outgrowing the Pain Together: A Book For Spouses & Partners of Adults Abused as Children(1992). Eliana Gil
Families in Recovery: Healing the Damage of Childhood Sexual Abuse (2000). Beverly Engel
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