Forensic Nurse Career Overview
Forensic nurses provide an important connection between healthcare and the system, they treat survivors of assault or abuse and serve as patient advocates. The team at NurseJournal.org created a career guide to forensic nursing.
Sexual Assault: Awareness and Recovery for Students
This guide helps raise awareness and educate students, parents, and educators on how to change the culture surrounding sexual assault, in order to prevent further violence and to better support survivors as they heal and recover.
Sunshine Behavioral Heath
Resource that discusses emerging solutions to domestic violence.
“Practicing psychologist and international speaker working with trauma survivors, caregivers and clergy around the world.”
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
They provide a wide swath of info about sexual violence, and they host a large legal resource library.
The National Database of Sex Offenders
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.
They write, “Recovery from child abuse is available, if we work for it – There are many paths to recovering from child abuse, and some of them cost almost no money. Then, too, there are benefits from getting assistance from the professional community trained to assist us. Healing journeys can include sharing our trauma secrets and getting help in many appropriate settings. Furthermore, there are numerous government and non profit groups we can turn to for help.”
They are “an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse”
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.
“The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization”
“a site for adult survivors of sex abuse to anonymously identify their abusers”
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.”
Wade Mullen is a professor and researcher helping in the area of sexual abuse recovery.
“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
“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.”
“RAVE is an initiative that seeks to bring knowledge and social action together to assist families of faith impacted by abuse.”
“ARMS (Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services) is a faith-based, non-profit 501(C)(3) organization that exists to serve those who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. They have served over 26,000 victims and survivors of domestic abuse since 1997 and have recently partnered with Citygate Network (formerly Union Gospel Mission). Together, they will reach thousands more.”