Resources for Abuse Victims

If you would like more detailed information on child abuse, sexual abuse, clergy abuse, please click on any of the below links.

Mandatory Reporting Laws
For an overview of Mandatory Reporting Laws go to:

http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/manda.cfm

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Created by the Children’s Bureau in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides comprehensive access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from child abuse education,  identification and prevention.

http://www.childwelfare.gov/

SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused By Priests
A terrific site for survivors of sexual abuse by priests. President Barbara Blaine and National Director David Clohessy    are two of the bravest and hard working advocates for those abused by clergy in the nation.

1-877-SNAPHEALS 1-877-762-7432

http://www.snapnetwork.org/index.html

Bishop Accountability Project
A comprehensive resource on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Terry McKiernan 508- 479-9304

http://www.bishopaccountability.org/

Office of Victims of Crime
This federally financed center provides one of the most comprehensive information clearinghouses for child abuse on the web. In addition to substantive information, it contains links to other national and regional child abuse information and advocacy groups.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/ca.htm

National Institute for Health website on Child Abuse
This federally financed center provides excellent research information on the warning signs of child abuse and a host of other critical information resources for victims, families and professionals.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childabuse.html

Childhelp USA
One of the nation’s oldest private non-profit child abuse information clearing houses and a place where you can also get information about reporting child abuse

1-800-4-A-CHILD 1-800-422-4453

http://www.childhelp.org

The Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
A pre-eminent Los Angeles based child abuse advocacy and information agency. The mission of ICAN is to improve the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children through multidisciplinary efforts that support the identification, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. ICAN provides advocacy and leadership within Los Angeles County, as well as on a state and national basis, for improved policy development, provision of services, public awareness, education and training. The NEXUS conference ICAN sponsors each fall is one of the leading child abuse training conferences in the nation.

http://ican.co.la.ca.us/home.htm

National Association to Prevent the Sexual Abuse of  Children (NAPSAC)
A private non-profit corporation dedicated to ending childhood sexual abuse in three generations through awareness, education and the advocacy of children’s rights.

http://napsac.us/