aims to provide easy access to information for child and
adult survivors of physical, sexual and psychological abuse on all aspects
of this complex area of law.
The site also aims to offer guidance on and understanding of
the legal system of England and Wales for professionals working for
survivors of abuse.
By providing information on the legal rights available to the survivor of
abuse in seeking compensation, an explanation of the civil and criminal
court procedures and a guide to the Legal Aid system and Criminal Injuries
Compensation Scheme, the site aims to offer a greater understanding
of the workings of the Legal system.
www.abuselaw.co.uk is produced by
QualitySolicitors Abney Garsden
Telephone: 0161 482 8822
Fax: 0870 990 9350
They have a specialist department dedicated to working for
survivors of abuse including two of the UK's leading abuse litigation
||Addiction Network in association
with Chaucer Clinic and Nick Charles
||Primarily about abuse by professionals in
positions of trust (clergy, teachers, therapists,
doctors etc), but there are a lot of resources for
advocates there. (including in the UK).
||By age 45, 43% of women in the
United States have had at least one abortion. Worldwide the numbers are
even higher.* Who are these women? They are single women, married women
and divorced women. They are your sisters, your cousins, your aunts, your
mothers, your neighbors, your co-workers, your schoolmates, they are women
you see every day when you go out into the world.
in the Night
||A site for kids and adults alike who have
been affected by child abuse. It provides safe chat rooms and bags
of information. Recommended.
||The name ASARian.org comes from the Usenet
newsgroup "alt.sexual.abuse.recovery"--aka ASAR. This
organization exists because, while there are a lot of resources available
on the net, it can be hard to find them or to participate anonymously.
ASARian.org offers unix shell accounts to abuse survivors and their
support people to enable anonymous access to: Usenet newsgroups, email
(lists and personal), and supportive abuse recovery channels on IRC
(Internet Relay Chat). ASARian.org also hosts the mailing list of
"The Sanctuary" and provides connections to their MUD (a
"social" MUD for survivors and their support people).
A new art form.
A literary and artistic graphic web novel
about incest, living through the 60's and
coping with post traumatic stress.
The story consists of 480 full color Macromedia freehand 10 drawings.
'm a psychotherapist and yoga
teacher. In a meditation a year ago I was given
the ability to draw and the vision how I
could illustrate my experience.
I've created an illustrated web novel, a
work of art that can help people.
committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health,
but focusing on borderline personality disorder (BPD). We will do this by
providing information, advice and support. They offer an information
line for those with BPD or people that would like to find out more about
it, and a support line will be coming soon.
||Specialist compensation lawyers
representing people who have been traumatised by events of abuse in
||We offer a safe place for
survivors of abuse and rape. We offer both open and secure forums,
information pages and a chat room.
|Practical support for Lawyers and other
professionals working for adults & children who have been abused
|| This site has a wealth of scholarly
resources, including an online journal, Child Welfare Review, and
information about the Oxford University Press Series in Child Welfare
Practice, Policy and Research.
In The Darkness
||Entirely dedicated to
survivors of sexual abuse.
This site serves as a safe haven for survivors of sexual abuse to
share their thoughts and fears as well as words of hope and courage
for others like them. The author of this website, is a survivor of
Baldwin's Trauma Info Pages
||These pages are loaded with scholarly
resources and references to work on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,
especially from neuropsychological and cognitive-behavioural perspectives.
- in - Ice
||A Merseyside based self-help
project run by and for adult men who have experienced childhood abuse,
especially those who suffered while in institutional childcare
establishments. Fire in Ice aims to enable men who have suffered child
abuse and their families to make positive change in their lives, also
aims to make the care experience safe for children and young people.
Fire in Ice offers one to one, group and telephone support in a
friendly empathic environment also works with non-sex-offending
survivors in prisons throughout Northwest England. Fire in Ice is made
up of ordinary men who have overcome their abuse and want to help
others do the same.
From Within- PTSD Resources
||An international nonprofit organization
is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized
individuals. Educational materials include videotapes, books and
articles for both clinicians and those experiencing PTSD. An
innovative feature developed by GFW is the Support Pal Network which
networks survivors with one another for emotional support through
email, regular mail, phone, poetry and an electronic art gallery. GFW
has been gifted with clinicians, writers, and educators who contribute
real life experiences through articles that appear on the website.
Many of these experiences are used in developing Gift From Within's
videotapes on trauma and victimization as well as the recovery
from Childhood Sexual Abuse: Book Reviews
||Scott Abraham reviews eight books for men who
were sexually abused in childhood. Good review, very helpful. If you're
considering buying a book, read this first.
from Family Rifts
||Mark Sichel has been a
practicing psychotherapist in New York City since 1980 and works with
individuals, couples and families. He is also a Supervisor and Teacher
of psychotherapists and is affiliated with the Postgraduate Center for
Mark's interest in Healing
from Family Rifts began because of his own turbulent and painful
history with his family of origin. In his therapy practice, he
discovered he was seeing more and more people torn apart by family
estrangement. He taught family and couples counseling to the Clergy
and learned from his Priest, Pastor and Rabbi students that the
problem cut across religious, racial, ethnic and class lines.
is divided into various communities representing major psychological
interests. The various sites within each community are listed on the
front page of the community or you can click on one of the links below
and go directly to that site.
||A new support site open to all.
Features include a multi-topic message board, user groups on a
multitude of different areas of interests, a life story section, a
memorial section, an online journal community, and more!
Against Child Pornography
||Educating parents on how
to protect their children from child sexual abuse. Also includes
survivor help. We fight for all children's rights.
and Allies of Sexual Assault Survivors Resource List
||This page by Kerry Cater, M.S.W., at The
Wounded Healer provides a comprehensive list of resources, from
Internet mailing lists and newsgroups to newsletters and books, some of
which can be ordered online.
McClendon's Clinical Social Work Home Page
||These are general mental health pages with a
focus on abuse and trauma resources, especially those related to
||MadNOTBad is a space for
those affected by mental ill health/distress to share their
experiences, opinions and creative talents online. It's aim is to
combat the isolation, stigma and misconceptions that tend to
surround mental illness and promote the idea that 'being mad don't
make you bad'.
||A site overcoming sexual
victimisation of boys and men.
Health Network - Abuse
||Including child, sexual, and physical abuse
and recovery from abuse resources.
You might also want to check out domestic
Therapy and Mental Health: Freudian Slip
||Examines the power of
using popular music, something people already listen to, as a way
for people to express their feelings. Includes examples of
therapeutic messages in popular music as well as original music by
Freudian Slip, therapeutic rock band.
Association for People Abused in Childhood
||NAPAC is a UK- based
charity for people abused in childhood. We run a national
information line which directs people to relevant counselling
services in their area.
- The National Organization On Male Sexual Victimization
||Their mission: "Dedicated to a safe
world, we are an organization of diverse individuals, committed through
research, education, advocacy and activism to the prevention, treatment
and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and
|National Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children
Haven: Dedicated to Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
||My site is about my
personal expereinces with emotional/mental and borderline sexual
abuse. I have posted articles about my personal healing journey,
anger, guilt and shame, confronting abuser, letters to my abuser
and there are other helpful links and resources. Please visit my
site and let me know what you think.
Child Molester's Prison Release
||This site belongs to Mark Welch, a California
lawyer who has publicized the release from prison of his brother, who has
admitted to sexually abusing him in childhood. This is clearly a very
controversial issue. Mr. Welch provides a thoughtful essay on publicizing
the release of one's perpetrator, including various ethical
||Society fighting the growing
epidemic of social and environmental abuse worldwide.
||The Safer Society Foundation, Inc. (SSF) is a
nonprofit agency and national research, advocacy, and referral center for
the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. The SSF provides training
and consultation to individuals, agencies, states and organizations. Their
Web site has a list of Safer Society Press books and videos.
Child Law Centre
Child Law Centre aims to promote knowledge and use of Scots law
and children’s rights for the benefit of children and young
people in Scotland. We offer a free telephone advice service on
all aspects of Scots law relating to children and young people,
as well as a range of publications and training courses.
Our details are as follows:
Scottish Child Law Centre
54 East Crosscauseway
tel 0131 667 6333
freephone for under 18s 0800 328 8970
advice line open 9.30am - 4pm Mon, Tues,
Wed and Fri
(Survivors Helping Eachother)
|To relieve the
distress of women survivors of childhood incest or sexual abuse,
and their families.
To advance public education and raise awareness of the long-term
personal and social implications and effects of childhood incest
and sexual abuse.
and Social Anxiety Treatment Australia
||Information on social
anxiety, treatment and therapy, depression, blushing and
sweating, public speaking anxiety, famous sufferers, children
and social anxiety, self help resources, links and more
Foundation Online Resources
||This is a national non-profit organization
that offers services to people who have experienced trauma and/or suffer
from dissociative disorders, and those who provide services to them. There
are many excellent resources here, including a Traumatic
Memories Brochure and a page of Resources
[Self-Injury & Related Issues]
An extensive UK resource offering information
and support to self-injurers and their supporters, as well as
a platform for self-injurers' voices. Includes research,
references, resources, links, self-injurers' quotes, poems,
artwork and stories, message boards for self-injurers and
significant others, access to an online support group for
helpers, a section for counsellors, and much more. . .
||This page has links to several resources
addressing sexual abuse and exploitation by coaches, particularly of
||"STOP IT NOW's! mission is to call on
all abusers and potential abusers to stop and seek help, to educate adults
about the ways to stop sexual abuse, and to increase public awareness of
the trauma of child sexual abuse."
- Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
||"SNAP is a national self-help
organization of men and women who were sexually abused by Catholic priests
(brothers, nuns, deacons, teachers, etc). Members find healing and
empowerment by joining with other survivors. We are a rapidly-growing
all-volunteer group with 2400 members and numerous local chapters. SNAP
was founded by Barbara Blaine of Chicago in 1991."
||Thousands of Recovery Links
On The Net (UK)
||Provide support and
information on the internet for survivors of childhood abuse,
their partners, family and friends
||For Adult Male
survivors of child sexual abuse and/or adult rape/sexual
|Offering hope, encouragement, information and
support for survivors of sexual abuse, their partners, parents, loved ones
through our web site, chat room, forums, a Memorial Wall, email support,
and much more.
offer support to adult male survivors of child sexual abuse
and adult sexual assaults, by providing a unique therapy
experience, run by Survivors for Survivors, in which to
overcome the traumas of your abusive past, and live your life.
We support adult
male survivors of sexual abuse from around the world, and
provide counselling sessions to male survivors, in group
sessions, prisons, hostels, day centres and other agencies.
for more details.
We are a
regionally based, nationally recognised, & internationally
known agency, providing specialised training to NHS Trusts,
Social Services, Victim Support, Police and numerous agenices
working with vulnerable adults.
This site covers
all aspects of sexual abuse, focusing on the strength and
courage we possess, and leaving the past where it belongs!
Helpline No : 0845 430
9371 - General/Admin No. 0870 950
personal account of victory over suffering. A place to
discover your own rainbows. This is not a site about a victim,
its a site about survival
is a UK based self help community established in 1997 with a
focus on recovering from the long term effects of childhood
sexual abuse. The site includes the Medicaid Abuse
Enpsychlopedia, a web directory containing links to 10,000
pages of abuse-related material, a members-only discussion
forum, chat facilities, and both complete web sites and
individual pages which have been contributed by users. New
forum members are always particularly welcome, and the
over-all tone of the site is intended to be educational.
||This is a poetry therapy site for
survivors of abuse and mental illness. Submissions are
encouraged from anyone who has written or would like to write
poems to give voice to their struggles and conflicts, anger
and sadness, or just to read the words of others.
Formerly known as Victims No
|WELCOME TO THE SITE - If you have
suffered abuse or are coping with someone who has been abused
and is in crisis, you will find the material here helpful.
In 1997, I was exposed to events that triggered the
reemergence of awful memories of the violent sexual abuse I
suffered at the hands of a teacher at my school. I was 14 when
the abuse began, I was 16 when it ended. I am 50 now. The
problems I suffered when these memories emerged took me to the
very brink of suicide, but I was lucky. I found help and I
survived. The help I needed was not easy to find as some of it
was inside me, but locked away, out of reach and inaccessible.
Five years on, I am much better. I am still in pain, but I
am no longer a victim, thanks to the love and support of a lot
of people. To make something good come out of all this
sorrow, I decided that I would do something to help other
victims of abuse find their road to recovery.
Sure, it's a long and often difficult journey, but it's not
a race. You can go at your own speed. What you need to begin
the journey though is a map. A map that tells you something
about what you can expect to experience on the way, and how to
deal with those experiences when they happen. You also need a
place to begin.
This web site is a place to begin. It's not perfect and it
doesn't contain infinite wisdom. I am not 'the' authority on
child abuse. I'm just someone who has been through the process
and lived with the impact and consequences. I hope and pray
that you might find some comfort and support here. If nothing
else, you will at least know that you are not alone.
Graham Wilmer - Victim No Longer
In Action, Inc.
||Victims of Incest Can Emerge Survivors -
"VOICES in Action, Inc. is an international organization to provide
assistance to victims of incest and child sexual abuse in becoming
survivors and to generate public awareness of the prevalence of incest.