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DISCLAIMER: It is my sincere hope to provide you with as many possible resources as you work through sexual abuse or walk alongside a survivor. I have vetted nearly all of these offerings, but that does not mean I wholly endorse every one. I understand that people may differ in theology and practice, which is why I’ve listed such a variety. As usual, be discerning.


Preventing childhood sexual abuse


  • Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse. https://www.d2l.org/
  • Pure Hope: https://resources.purehope.net/
  • Book: God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb https://amzn.to/2Ere2rc
  • Book: The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries by Basyle Tchividjian and Shira Berkovits https://amzn.to/2QJy0Df
  • Stop It Now: Helps you recognize the signs of childhood sexual abuse and provides resources for children who have suffered and those who love them: 888-PREVENT (773.8368)
  • Protecting Children from Abuse in the Church by Basyle Tchividjian https://amzn.to/2rvMCb2
  • https://childmolestationprevention.org/ Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is “is a national, science-based, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization with offices in Atlanta, GA and Alameda, CA. CMRPI conducts research to prevent child sexual abuse and provides information to prevention organizations, agencies, professionals, and families to use to prevent abuse.”
  • http://www.nationalcac.org/ National CAC (Children’s Advocacy Center). Local CACs empower and protect children as they report abuse and walk through the maze of the legal and law enforcement system.





Support Group Resources


  • Shelter from the Storm: Hope for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Cynthia Kubetin & James Mallory, M.D. Facilitator guide by Jacqualine C. Truitt https://amzn.to/2SsgiBh




  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: Created by RAINN (Rape Abuse & Incest National Network) that helps people affected by sexual violence. Find a local center here. Hotline: 800.656.HOPE
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: They provide local referrals with the possibility of talking to a counselor. They provide service in over 140 languages. Hotline: 800.4.A.CHILD (422.2253)
  • Cyber Tipline operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Use to alert authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking. Hotline: 800.THE.LOST (843.5678)
  • The Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
  • 1-866-367-5444 Darkness to Light: National Child Sexual Abuse Helpline d21.org


Counseling Resources



Suicide Prevention








  • http://www.dianelangberg.com/ “Practicing psychologist and international speaker working with trauma survivors, caregivers and clergy around the world.”
  • https://fightthenewdrug.org/ Fight the New Drug is a site with stats on the porn industry. This article, “How Porn Changes the Brain” is extremely helpful: https://fightthenewdrug.org/how-porn-changes-the-brain/
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center: They provide a wide swath of info about sexual violence, and they host a large legal resource library.
  • https://www.nsopw.gov/ The National Database of Sex Offenders
  • S. Department of Justice: National Sex Offender Public Website: NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site. Find local offenders here.
  • Survivors of Incest Anonymous: They provide information on how to find incest survivor support groups in your area and empowers individuals to become survivors and thrivers.
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE): This site provides a list of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs in every state. Specialists are registered nurses, who have advanced education in forensic examination of sexual assault victims.
  • https://www.rainn.org/ “The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization”
  • #Me2CSA “a site for adult survivors of sex abuse to anonymously identify their abusers” https://me2csa.com/
  • http://stopbaptistpredators.org/index.htm Stop Baptist Predators. Its purpose is “to break the silence of Baptist clergy sex abuse.”
  • SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests) “We are SNAP, the largest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers and others.” http://www.snapnetwork.org/
  • https://medium.com/@wademullen Wade Mullen is a professor and researcher helping in the area of sexual abuse recovery.
  • nocssm.org/Christian-security-institute “is a national organization of churches across the United States. We provide our members with educational resources to help them in their security efforts.”
  • The Hope of Survivors: Support, Hope and Healing for victims of pastoral sexual abuse http://thehopeofsurvivors.com/
  • http://therapefoundation.org/ “Bringing state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to rape victims and sexually abused children; providing prevention programs to reduce the incidence of these crimes; and giving training to victim service providers to enhance the treatment victims receive wherever they turn for help.”
  • https://www.theraveproject.org/ “RAVE is an initiative that seeks to bring knowledge and social action together to assist families of faith impacted by abuse.”
  • https://www.pornhub.com/insights/2018-year-in-review. Pornhub.com disseminates porn stats over the past year.
  • https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-sex.cfm “Facts about Sexual Harassment”


College Date Rape


  • NotAlone.gov: A website that teaches college students about Title IX and sexual assault.
  • Know Your IX: Provides information about Title IX rights as it relates to ending sexual violence on campus.
  • End Rape on Campus: This is an organization that helps students file Title IX complaints.
  • https://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/ “Young adult dating violence is a big problem, affecting youth in every community across the nation. Learn the facts on this comprehensive site.”
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/sexual-assault-poll/ “One in 5 Women Say they have been sexually assaulted in college” via The Washington Post.




  • 1in6: Provides educational information and resources for men who’ve been sexually abused or assaulted.
  • Jimhopper.com: This site hosts articles about the effects of child sexual abuse on adult men and their loved ones.
  • Malesurvivor.org: Has a therapist search for male survivors of sexual violence, plus helpful information.
  • MPower Survivors helps men overcome sexual abuse and the trauma related to it. http://www.MPowerSurvivors.com







  • https://www.london.anglican.org/support/safeguarding/ “The Diocese of London is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely.”
  • https://www.restoredrelationships.org/ “Restored is an international Christian Alliance that aims to transform relationships and end violence against women (VAW) by working through and with the church and Christians worldwide.”
  • https://www.journeycanada.org/ “Journey Canada is a community-based, Christ-centered discipleship ministry that exists to help people find hope and live life through experiencing Jesus in their relationships, sexuality and identity.
  • http://www.a21.org “We are a nonprofit organization fueled by radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored. We are the abolitionists of the 21st century. We work with you to free slaves and disrupt the demand.”
  • Global Trauma Recovery Institute. https://missio.edu/global-trauma-recovery-institute/ They provide “high quality continuing educational resources, skills training, and case consultation for mental health clinicians, ministry leaders, and professionals interested in addressing the needs of psychosocial trauma victims in the United States and around the world.”
  • SIM Missionary Kid Survivors https://childrenofsim.wordpress.com/tag/boarding-school-abuse/
  • mksafetynet.org Missionary Kids Safety Net “offers hope, healing, encouragement and advocacy to former MKs (missionary kids) and TCKs (third culture kids).”
  • http://thi.americanbible.org/ Trauma Healing Institute. “Bible-based healing care for the global church. We provide training, resources, and support to help the Church respond to trauma in communities around the world. Built on a solid foundation of mental health best practices, our Bible-based model leads to sustainable trauma care in any context.”
  • https://www.imb.org/for-churches/abuse-harassment/ “IMB Statement on Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment” International Mission Board.




  • Porch Swing Ministries. “PorchSwing Ministries, Inc. seeks to offer a safe space where church abuse survivors can find Kingdom community in ways that feel safe and, hopefully, lead them back into the vibrant Kingdom life they once had and continue to yearn for.” https://www.porchswingministries.org/
  • http://jimmyhinton.org/ details how he and his mother turned in his pedophile (pastor) father who is now serving a lengthy prison sentence.
  • https://ohmin.org/ Open Hearts Ministry “Through a safe and confidential group process, our curriculum leads you through your own stories of pain, disappointment, and abuse, equipping you to share the care you receive with others. We teach you to share and listen honestly. We show you how to practice good self-care. We seek to love like Jesus, with empathy and forgiveness.”
  • https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ “Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recover is a safe lace to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives.”
  • Out of the Shadows https://outoftheshadows.today/ “Out of the Shadows provides resources to survivors of sexual abuse -both males and females of all ages. Often the individual journey to pursue healing takes years. We connect survivors and families with the resources they need at any stage of their journey. We educate, raise awareness and provide information on current laws concerning sexual assault and the Statute of Limitations (SOL) nationwide. As a resource, we assist individuals, schools, religious organizations, churches and communities to recognize, mobilize and help prevent sexual abuse.”
  • Journey to Heal Ministries. “At Journey to Heal Ministries we endeavor to help women heal from past sexual trauma by leading them to the hope and healing found in Jesus Christ. By providing helpful resources, Biblical mentoring, and life-giving support and community we help women overcome the unique challenges of recovery so they can go beyond surviving and learn to thrive.”
  • Together We Heal http://www.together-we-heal.org “Together We Heal is for any who suffer from the trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse. We are here to provide a safe forum for survivors of abuse to share, learn and heal, give direction to those seeking guidance and to expose sexual predators for what they are and their methods of getting into our lives.”
  • Esther’s House of Redemption “Esther’s House is committed with a sincere dedication to teaching the love of Christ and His forgiveness to hurting women, helping her see herself as God sees her – chosen, loved, accepted, forgiven, and redeemed.” http://www.ehor.org/
  • Beauty after Bruises “We are dedicated to providing survivors of childhood trauma with access to, and funding for, therapeutic and inpatient care; while creating professional and public awareness for Complex PTSD.” https://www.beautyafterbruises.org/
  • Mending the Soul “At Mending the Soul, we create relational trauma care models that are sustainable and wholistically designed to empower the whole transformation of lives and communities around the world, resulting in a Visible Difference.” https://mendingthesoul.org/
  • Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment: Empowering And Training Christian Communities To Recognize, Prevent, And Respond To Child Abuse
  • http://bloominthedark.org/ “Finding Strength and Healing after Brokenness”
  • recoveringgrace.org for those who were abused in Bill Gothard’s Basic Life Principles and that movement.







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