Resources

I know how overwhelming it can be find help after finding out about the abuse. Here are some resources to get you started on the road to recovery: 

Videos

Recognizing the symptoms of abuse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP-t0p7wNzY    (3 minutes)

How trauma impacts the body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdIQRxwT1I0  (9 minutes)

Trauma focused treatment: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/promise-trauma-focused-therapy-childhood-sexual-abuse-video  (27 minutes)

Survivor’s TED Talk on the need for support in recovery:  https://www.ted.com/talks/rena_romano_healing_from_sexual_abuse_can_start_with_one_word   (14 minutes)

Video guide for caregivers: https://rainn.org/lean-on-me?_ga=2.98045590.84262003.1678658413-1170237035.1678658413   (45 minutes, 5 videos)

Books

The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry, et al.

What Do I Do Now? A Survival Guide for Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC), Mel Langston PhD & Leona Puma

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, Mark Wolynn

Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse, Caren Adams & Jennifer J. Fay

Organizations

Resources for victim recovery:

Cordisco & Saile LLC, https://www.cordiscosaile.com/navigating-child-sex-abuse

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Organization (RAINN), www.rainn.org

Child Welfare Information Gateway, https://www.childwelfare.gov/organizations/?CWIGFunctionsaction=rols:main.dspList&rolType=Custom&RS_ID=77  (This link has numerous national resources)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), www.nctsn.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), www.nsvrc.org 

Enough Abuse, www.enoughabuse.org 

Helping Survivors, helpingsurvivors.org/child-sexual-abuse/ 

Resources for prevention:

Centers for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childsexualabuse/fastfact.html

Darkness2Light, www.d2l.org

Prevent Child Abuse, www.preventchildabuse.org

Erin’s Law, www.erinslaw.org 

Zero Abuse Project, www.zeroabuseproject.org