Trauma-informed counseling and support groups for families are best provided locally. Below are online resources and regional NGOs advocating for victims of abuse. Inclusion in this list does not represent an endorsement by ICMEC. Please check back often as this page is being developed.
Resources for counselors, teachers and parents of abuse victims:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Shock Infographic (Harvard) New!
- Best Practices for Supporting and Educating Students who have Experienced Trauma (NEA)
- Early, Open, Often – Start the Conversation (CfC)
- Facebook Abuse Resources
- Help your Child (Love is Respect)
- Is this Sexual Abuse? (NSPCC)
- PACE Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation
- Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Sexting (Compass, UK)
- Protection of Children with Autism (National Autism Society UK)
- Removing Links to Explicit Content (Europol, multiple languages)
- Responding to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (CFCA Australia) New!
- Safe Space: Program Supporting Trauma Informed Care (NCSSLE US)
- Self-Care for Staff (NCSSLE US) New!
- Sexual Abuse of Boys Support and FAQs (RAINN)
- Sexting: Responding to Incidents and Safeguarding Young People (UKCCIS)
- Support for Parents of Sexually Exploited Young People (CSACentre)
- Trauma Sensitive Schools Training Packet (US ED)
- Trauma Supportive Response to Sexual Assault (NCTSN)
- Trauma Training Toolkit (NCTSN 2013)
- What Parents Should Know (Maria Consuela Sauzier)
- What to Do if You are a Victim of Online Sexual Coercion (Europol)
Resources for adult survivors of childhood abuse:
- Abierto y a menudo – Comience el Diologo (CfC)
- Early, Open, Often – Start the Conversation (CfC) English and Spanish
- NAPAC National Association for People Abused in Childhood (UK)
- RAINN Rape Abuse Incest National Network (US)