The Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Stopping child sexual abuse... before it can happen.


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Help For Adult Victims

There are many tools and options available for adult victims of child sexual abuse, and many organizations that can help. Some of these are free, and some are not. Seeking therapy can be expensive, and may or may not be right for you. Only you can decide what is helpful to your situation. Finding resources that fit you may be time-consuming, but you do not lack options. Here are a few, in no order.

Resources in the United States

 

This organization is a coalition of 795 child advocacy organizations, and has tools to search for organizations that are in your community. Each of these organizations has tools that you can utilize, as does the main site.

This is an organization that focuses on supporting people who either have mental health issues, or are getting help from the mental health system. Their site is aimed more at advocacy and those wishing to start self-help initiatives, but survivors may find their information helpful.

This organization is primary-prevention focused, and has resources available for survivors.

 

This organization focuses on mother-daughter sexual abuse, and supports women who were abused by their mothers.

This is one of the most known groups in the US that helps those who were sexually abused by clergy or spiritual leaders. They operate nationwide and locally, and their main site is easy to navigate.

This organization focuses on child abuse, but also has prevention, intervention, and treatment programs available for a variety of situations. Their hotline operates in the United States and Canada and their territories.

 

The JWRC, in addition to providing training to many different groups, is focused on helping victims of child sexual abuse. They have a 24/7 helpline: (800) 325-HOPE (4673)

This organization encompasses resources about sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse by aiming to educate, heal, and advocate. If you are looking for support and healing, you can find it under "programs" from the main page.

This organization focuses on reporting, education, and prevention. While some of their literature needs a fact check (they say that "one child sex offender can have as many as 73 victims in their lifetime", but the facts indicate that the majority have a single victim), they also have resources for survivors from a variety of situations.

Global Resources

 

This 12-step program is directly aimed at being a resource for those who were affected by child sexual abuse. While their primary mission is to survivors of incest, they aim their services at any survivor affected by child sexual abuse.

 

This is the UK/Ireland resource is well-connected in Europe and can be a great resource for survivors looking for healing, recovery, and answers. They may know of resources available in Europe, and have an email and hotline.

 

This organization is mainly US-based, but has a wide variety of resources available that those in other countries may find useful.