Sexual Abuse

Violence Against Women: Hotlines and Help for Victims

If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or dating violence, help is available.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Office on Violence Against Women - OVW

Love Is Respect - National Dating Abuse Helpline

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is a national 24-hour resource available to answer your questions about teen dating abuse. Visit to chat with a peer advocate.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Child Abuse Information

This article provides information on child abuse, including major categories, signs of possible physical abuse, and reasons for child abuse and neglect. The article also provides parents with suggestions toward prevention of sexual abuse.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

Dating and Domestic Violence - Safety Planning

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or is in an abusive relationship, there are things to consider when thinking about safety. Read these suggestions that may be helpful.

Review Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

Elder Abuse Information

This article presents information on elder abuse, including types and causes, and provides steps toward prevention of elder abuse.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault?

When you empower your child to say “no” to unwanted touch and teach them that they can come to you with questions and concerns, you take critical steps to preventing child sexual abuse.

Review Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

If You Are Experiencing Violence in Your Home, You Can...- (PDF)

Find out what to do if anyone is hurting you through words or actions. Adults, such as teachers and couselors, are available to help you, so reach out.

Review Date: Monday, July 14, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America

Online Sexual Predators

There is no greater risk to a child’s safety than an online predator who wishes to meet in person. Help teach your children to identify predators’ methods for online enticement, and use these discussion starters to talk to your children about Internet safety.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Preventing Violence After a Natural Disaster

The increased stress associated with family disruption, challenges in meeting daily needs, as well as disruptions in law enforcement services can increase the possibility of violence. Follow these tips to prevent child abuse, manage stress and more.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Quick Facts on STDs

This page provides resources for teens related to STDs including information on how to prevent STDs, buy condoms, and practice safe sex.

Review Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Stalking Against Native Women

American Indian/Alaska Native women are stalked at a rate at least twice that of any other race. Learn about the laws regarding sexual violence and stalking, compiled by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and Office on Violence Against Women.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tribal Court Clearinghouse

Understanding Sexual Violence- (PDF)

This 2-page fact sheet provides a basic overview of sexual violence.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Violence Against Women in American Indian/Native American and Alaska Native Communities

This page highlights several resources related to violence against women in American Indian/Native American & Alaska Native communities. The organizations listed here provide information, services, and advocacy.

Review Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Violence Against Women: How to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused

Here are some ways to help a friend who is being abused.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Office on Women's Health

Ways to Reduce your Risk of Sexual Assault

There are some things you can do to help reduce your risk or your child's risk of being sexually assaulted.

Review Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

What Are Traumatic Memories?

The purpose of this brochure is to clarify the issues concerning traumatic memories of physical and sexual abuse experienced during childhood.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sidran Institute

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