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RESOURCES AND INFORMATION LINKS
(please e-mail us your links and updates)

Support for Adult Survivors
  Women's Resources
Men's Resources
Gay and Lesbian Resources
Abuse and People with Disabilties
First Nations Peoples
  Orphans        
Depression
Self Injury

Suicide Support Resources
Teen Suicide Issues
Coping with the Suicide of a Friend or Loved One
Suicide Prevention
Suicide Research
Dissociation/Splitting
Eating Disorders
Drugs Abuse and Addictions
Mental Health
Health
Children
Therapy Centres and Therapists
Resources for Teachers
Resources for Parents & Caregivers
Links to Sites For General Child Safety, Internet Safety and Media Skills
Child Abuse Prevention
Professional Associations
    Links to Sites For Kids
  Links to Sites For Youth
  Research Resources
Online Research Reports
Child Research in North America
Child Research in Latin America
Child Research in Asia
Child Research in Australia
 
Foundations and Funders for Child Abuse Concerns
Criminal Injuries Compensation Boards
 
Support for Adult Survivors
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) - The Canadian Women's Health Network is a Network of individuals, groups, organizations and institutions concerned with women's health. The CWHN recognizes the importance of information sharing, education and advocacy for women's health and equality. We work to build and strengthen the women's health movement in Canada and throughout the world.

AMAC (Adults Molested As Children) (U.S.) - A very good site which grew out of a personal site posted by a someone who was a survivor themselves- which is often the case. One major resource here is a very good online support group for adult survivors ably administered by the site's webmaster.

Asarian-host.org  - Asarian-host provides services which allow the anonymous use of Internet resources such as email and Usenet.

Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness - Provides accessible support, healing and individual empowerment for survivors, children, families and caregivers and to eliminate child abuse through advocacy, education, public awareness and prevention programs by creating community and corporate partnerships.

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages  - Supportive resources, academic and research information of interest to clinicians, researchers, and students.

Healthy Place  - Daily News on topics of mental health, interactive journals, "The Wall" to add your comments or just read, chats/forums, ICQ, support group communities and Inspirational Quotes, - Lots of links and information for learning how to live a healthy life.

ISTI (Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute)   -  ISTI promotes the prevention of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment through research, education, and publication. In areas of sexuality, ISTI offers leadership, gives voice, and facilitates healing to survivors, communities of faith, and offenders, as well as those who care for them.

Survivors' Links - For survivors of physical, emotional, sexual, and ritual abuse and assault.

Tamara's House Sask.) - An agency located in Saskatoon which assists women in overcoming child sexual abuse.

Talking Works A Safe Path to Truth, Healing and Wholeness. MISSION: We must all come to terms with our stories, whatever they are, and heal. That's a given in life. What is not a given is the assistance of nurturing and protective people along the way. TalkingWorks helps to provide 'nurturing and protective' givens in life.TalkingWorks exists to bring: balance, inspiration and courage into the lives of victims; awareness into the lives of those who have been free from having to carry childhood secrets; ability to live fully in the present.

Women's Resources

Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) - The Canadian Women's Health Network is a Network of individuals, groups, organizations and institutions concerned with women's health. The CWHN recognizes the importance of information sharing, education and advocacy for women's health and equality. We work to build and strengthen the women's health movement in Canada and throughout the world.

Howe Sound Women's Centre (BC) - A Women's support page with various resources for women in British Columbia.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) - A non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that operates a national toll-free hotline for victims of sexual assault. 1-800-656-HOPE; lists of rape crisis centers worldwide!

 
Men's Resources

Male Survivors Organization - The National Organization of Male Victimization.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence - Information on family violence.

Sexual Abuse of Males -   I am a psychologist and for 13 years I have participated in therapy and research with men and women subjected to unwanted sexual experiences and other forms of abuse in childhood.

 
Gay And Lesbian Resources
Links to follow
 
Depression

Depression.Com - Information on all types of depressive disorders and the most effective treatments.

National Depressive & Manic Depressive Association  - The National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association is to educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and their families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

Psycom's Depression Central - Clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.

Walkers In Darkness - A support organization for people who suffer from mood disorders such as major depression and bipolar disorder. Offers mailing lists and a chat room where people can provide peer support and get information on these topics. Mood disorders can be very isolating, and net services such as this may be helpful as a supplement to (but not a substitute for) actual professional support. Web site includes material on suicide prevention.

 
Dissociation/Splitting

Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (ASCA)  -  Designed specifically for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional child abuse or neglect, ASCA has evolved into an innovative and effective support program.

At Health, Inc. - Mental Health Topics, Resources, Professionals.

Befrienders International -  Befrienders International is a registered charity, developing volunteer action to prevent suicide in 41 countries worldwide and providing information on the Internet. Our site features the world's most comprehensive directory of emotional first aid helplines.

Canadian Mental Health Association  -  The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) exists to promote the mental health of all people and to serve mental health consumers, their families and friends.

Coming out Multiple - Links to sites about Multiple Personality Disorder 

Del Amo Hospital - Hospital, located in the South Bay of Los Angeles, is a 166-bed private psychiatric hospital for adults, adolescents and children Since 1972. Del Amo has distinguished itself through its attention to each patient's particular needs, such as crisis stabilization, dual diagnosis, trauma-based disorders, sexual disorders, and alcohol and drug detoxification. Del Amo also offers free 24-hour psychiatric evaluations available through mobile or on-site assessments.

The Department of Justice's Violence Against Women  - Lists state and many city police and sheriffs' departments contact details plus info on domestic violence programs, how to get a restraining order, etc. Intended for advocates, legal and social service professionals, this website covers such topics as legislation, protection orders, intervention programs and research into domestic violence.

Dissociation and MP Books  - List of books about multiple personality and dissociation.

EMERGE - A service for men, this website focuses on counseling, training and educational resources and materials that will assist men trying to overcome and end their abusive behavior.

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute - Find a speaker database plus publications, professional workshops and training for those working in the field.

Family violence Prevention Fund  - Education about domestic violence. The fund is also working on reforming public policy vis-a-vis such abuse.

Forest View Hospital - Dedicated to Excellence and Innovation in Behavioral Health Care, Forest View Psychiatric Hospital has been a leader in the delivery of Behavioral Health Care Services for over twenty-eight years. Forest View provides individualized treatment of a broad range of psychiatric disorders, in a small, private setting. In addition, individuals throughout the United States have sought treatment at Forest View due to our expertise in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders.

International Society for the Study of Dissociation - The Society is a nonprofit professional association organized for the purposes of: information sharing and international networking of clinicians and researchers; providing professional and public education; promoting research and theory about dissociation; and promoting research and training in the identification, treatment, and prevention of dissociative disorders.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies -  The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).  ISTSS  is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. ISTSS provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma in the United States and around the world.

James and Jennifer Harrell Center for the Study of Domestic Violence - Seeks to end domestic violence between family members of all ages, as well as gather together research and information on the topic. This University of Florida-based site also offers info on state shelters plus external links to appropriate resources.

Jim Hopper's Information Page - Site has a number of pages about child abuse - how prevalent it is, its potential effects, where to learn more and, if you're looking, how to find help for yourself or someone you care about.

National Institute for Mental Health - The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. Part of  site offers information from NIMH about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials.

No Safe Place - A PBS program, the site includes a study guide for teachers, with advice on assisting students in an abusive situation and transcripts of the program's script as well as interviews with experts and some general articles on the topic.

On The Road To Healing -  There is a wealth of information and resources on this site to help the grieving survivor.

Psych Central - Dr. John Grohol's Mental Health Page. A one-stop index for psychology and mental health issue. Dr. John Grohol also hosts a weekly chat session on WBS's chatroom, Psych Central.

Ross Institute - Website provided by Colin A. Ross Institute which further the understanding of psychological trauma and its consequences by providing educational services, research, and clinical treatment of trauma based disorders.

Sidran Foundation  - Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute. Resources and information provided on this site will empower survivors, educate loved ones, support clinicians, and replace the stigma of traumatic stress conditions with greater acceptance and understanding.

Split Angels - This site is a resource for information on Dissociative Identity Disorder(DID) also known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD).

State of Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation (MHMR) - The mental health and mental retardation system will be a partnership of consumers, family members, service providers and policy makers which creates options responsive to individual needs and preferences.

Survivors of Abuse and Self Injury - This self-injury web site offers free information about self-harming behavior, self-injury, self-mutilation, self-abuse, & cutting, plus coping skills, alternatives to self-injury, support groups, personal cutting stories, & ways to stay safe.

Timberlawn Mental Health Systems- This site will introduce you to Timberlawn Mental Health System.

Self Injury
Secret Shame - Intent in these pages is to educate, to inform and, most of all, to help those who hurt themselves.
 
 

Before Suicide - Read this first - If you are thinking of suicide - Read this first.

Distress Centres Ontario - DCO is an association of twenty-four community-based Distress Centres in Ontario. Membership is voluntary and Centres pay an annual fee for services. For further information about our services please feel free to contact them.

Suicide Hotlines in Canada - Crisis hotlines in Canada, if you are in suicidal crisis, emotional crisis or family crisis.

Suicide Hotlines in other countries - Befrienders International is a network of 357 befriending centers world-wide.

Suicide Hotlines in the USA - Listing of crisis hotlines in the United States.

The Samaritans - The primary aim of The Samaritans is to be available at any hour of the day or night to befriend those passing through personal crisis and in imminent danger of suicide. The Samaritans also seeks to alleviate human misery, isolation and despair by listening to and befriending those who feel that they have no one else to turn to who would understand and accept them.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention - Provides facts about suicide, warning signs, prevention measures, and things to watch for when assessing potential risk.

Suicide Information and Education Centre - SIEC is the largest English language suicide information resource centre and library in the world. Established in 1982, the SIEC collection contains more than 20,000 print and audiovisual materials on all aspects of suicidal behaviour. An excellent resource for both professional and non-professional materials. There are fees for most materials and search services.

Yahoo's Suicide Links - An excellent source of links, continuously updated.

 

Teen Suicide Issues

Information to follow.

 
GriefNet - Bereavement, grief, death and dying resources.
 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Prevention information and links.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention - On this site you will find resources and information about suicide prevention.

Suicide and Suicide Prevention  - Website with information about suicide and suicide prevention.

 

Suicide Research

Aeschi Working Group - A movement for improving the therapeutic approach to the suicidal person

American Association of Suicidology - A not-for-profit professional membership organization that promotes research, public awareness programs, and education and training for suicide professionals and volunteers.

American Association of Suicidology - Links, National Support Groups, Crisis Centers.

Center for Disease Control Suicide Facts - Detailed facts on suicide.

Center for Disease Control Suicide Statistics - Detailed stats on number of suicides by year, age, etc.

Center for Therapy and Studies of Suicidal Behavior - information and links on the theme of suicidality and psychoanalysis.

European Network for Suicidology - European coordinated network covering initiatives and efforts in the area of suicide research and suicide prevention, involving researchers, clinicians, and volunteers.

Gay Teen Suicide Fact Sheet - A fact sheet provided by Parents, Families, And Friends Of Lesbians And Gays (PFLAG), a national non-profit organization. A high percentage of gay and lesbian youth (25-30%) attempt suicide, and gay and lesbian youth are at least 3 times more likely than heterosexual youth to attempt suicide.

Growth House, Inc., General Death and Dying Directories Growth House Guide To Suicide - A directory of "Best of the Net" sites for suicide and its prevention. This page concentrates on suicide in non-terminal settings; for assisted suicide see our "Death With Dignity" section.

Healing After The Suicide Of A Loved One - By Ann Smoin and John Guinan. The abrupt ending of a life by suicide leaves special scars on those left behind. The survivors -- those affected by the suicide of a loved one -- often feel guilt, anger, shame, surprise, and other emotions that complicate their grief. This book is written from the perspective of family members, and will help you recognize that the feelings you are having are not uncommon. Includes a directory of worldwide support groups.

National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy Communications Project - Authoritative background information and recommendations provided by the the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Centre for Adolescent Health.

Oxford University Centre for Suicide Research - The work of the research group is focused on investigation of the causes, treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour.

People of Color Against Suicide Web Site - People of Color Against Suicide.

Yellow Ribbon - A program for the prevention of youth suicide. The site provides information on their Yellow Ribbon program; the Yellow Ribbon Card is a business-d card that teens and youth can carry with them to aid in asking for help when they are in crisis. Also has information on warning signs, and suggestions on how to help a young person.

Eating Disorders - Eating disorders afflict millions of people, thousands of which will die from them yearly. There is good news though, eating disorders can be beaten.

 


Using the Empowerment of CVR
(Creative Visualization and Relaxation)
Light and Sound Technology to help with Addictions

 

Alternatives for Youth - Alcohol and other drug information for teens.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse - CCSA, addictions, drugs, alcohol.

Canadian Health Network (Health Canada) - Website maintained by Health Canada.

National Families in Action - National Families in Action is a national drug education, prevention, and policy center based in Atlanta, Georgia. Its mission is to help families and communities prevent drug abuse among children by promoting policies based on science.

Teen Challenge Drugs, alcohol, domestic violence.

Virtual Party - There are things that you need to know and think about if you are going out partying, like you'll have to make some choices about drinking, maybe about using other drugs and even about sex.  The virtual-party is written by a group of young people. Make some choices and pick up some pointers on how to keep the harm out of your party-style.

Web of Addictions - The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurateinformation about alcohol and other drug addictions.

 

Using the Empowerment of CVR
(Creative Visualization and Relaxation)
Light and Sound Technology to help with Addictions
 

Aboriginal Canada Portal - Your single window to Canadian Aboriginal online resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services.

Aboriginal Healing Foundation - To encourage and support Aboriginal people in building and reinforcing sustainable healing processes that address...Physical and Sexual Abuse in Residential Schools.

Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (ANAC) - Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (ANAC) on-line!  ANAC is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that was established out of the recognition that Aboriginal people's health needs can best be met and understood by health professionals of a similar cultural background. An affiliate group of the Canadian Nurses Asssociation, it is the only Aboriginal professional nursing organization in Canada.

Anglican Church: Residential Schools Legacy and Response - Information and resources dedicated to addressing the legacy of "Indian residential schools," the primary mechanism through which new Canadians sought to assimilate the First Nations.

Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples - We are Indigenous Peoples of Canada who have chosen to be partners in the worldwide Anglican Communion and the universal church. Our members come from the four directions ... from the many First Nations who inhabit this land, even to the furthermost corners, and including the Inuit of the Arctic regions, the Métis and others of mixed heritage.

Assembly of First Nations - AFN website with numerious links.

Canadian Bar Association Guidelines For Lawyers Acting for Survivors of Aboriginal Residential Schools - This site provides members with a wide range of valuable information about the Society and its departments, including access to the Barristers' and Solicitors' Act, the Society’s Regulations, the Legal Ethics Handbook, Legal Directory Online and the Society's publications. Information on Bar Council, the Executive Committee, the county bars and the various Society Committees is available as well.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples - Our primary goal at CAPonline is to provide you with information you are unlikely to find anywhere else about Aboriginal peoples across Canada who live in a non-reserve setting whether urban, rural or wilderness.

NativeWeb - NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Internet to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving indigenous peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate indigenous peoples' use of this technology. abuse, overeating and smoking cessation.

Residential Schools and Abuse by Heidi Kuran - Chronology by Arlene Vrtar on Residential Schools and Abuse. She is a LPN and RSW and has extensive experience with alcoholism, drug.

The Shingwauk project - The information presented on this Web Site attempts to recreate the past events of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School and interpret them as truthfully as possible.

Turtle Island Native Network Resources - An Independent Aboriginal Owned and Operated News and Information Web Site. This is a business and commercial web site. It is not a non-profit organization.

The United Church of Canada - The Healing Fund was established as one important way for the church to live out its 1986 Apology to First Nations. The fund is being used to support many innovative and effective programs in Aboriginal communities which are helping people in the healing process.

 
American Orphan - Roger Dean Kiser writes about his childhood along with his current day tales. A real-life Tom Sawyer, Roger's stories find a common ground in each of us. Roger Dean Kiser is a simple man with only a sixth grade education yet he possesses a wonderful ability, storytelling.
Abuse and People with Disabilties

AboutFace International - AboutFace is an international organization which provides information and emotional support to individuals with facial differences and their families.

 
Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - This site is designed to serve both AACAP Members, and Parents and Families. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States.

alt.support.depression FAQ - Various fact articles.

American Psychiatric Association -The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its 37,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

Ask The Expert - Detailed information on all Symptoms and Disorders.

BDP Central - A list of resources for people who care about someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Canadian Mental Health Association  - Internet Mental Health (drugs and medical model information) Mental Health Infosource.

Dr. Grohols Mental Health Pages - Dr. John Grohol's Mental Health Page, your personalized one-stop index for psychology, support, and mental health issues, resources, and people on the Internet, since 1992. Nothing here is meant to replace professional advice or care from a licensed mental health practitioner.

Healthyplace.com (U.S.) - A site with many mental health & survivor resources, online support, information, etc., mostly geared toward U.S. residents but helpful to those looking for resources internationally.

Internet Mental Health - This site is a free encyclopedia of mental health information.

Knowledge Exchange Network - Calendar, catalog and publication information.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) -The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

Mental Health and Society: General Hospital - General Hospital is all in your head. General Hospital is the world we live in. It is the place where pictures drift up from your memory and stories rattle around in your head. It is where you go when you are sick and the location of where things get fixed. Sometimes it is an emergency. Sometimes you just want to talk to someone. Pictures spark associations. Words remind you of what you have to do. Associations are made in the brain. They link a bunch of random details into something that makes sense.

Mental Health Net - This site is a comprehensive guide to mental health online.

Mental Health Network - Information on Mental health disorders and treatment.

Minnesota Bio Brain - Good definitions on brain disorders and family help.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)  - The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

National Depressive & Manic Depressive Association  - The Mission of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association is to educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and their families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and  to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

National Institute of Mental Health Latest information on Mental Health - The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Mental Health Organization - The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

Psychology.com and Therapist Directory - Contains listings for therapists across the United States and Canada. To find a therapist in your area simply select the appropriate geographic region.

Schizophrenia Homepage - A not for profit information, support and education centre.

SUPPORT-GROUP.COM - Hosts many support groups online.

World Federation for Mental Health - World Federation for Mental Health's Agenda, improving the quality of mental health services, reducing the stigma associated with mental and emotional disorders, protecting the human rights of persons defined as mentally ill, promoting mental health, preventing mental/emotional illness, distress and less than optimal function, both in general populations and in vulnerable groups at risk and identifying widespread mental health issues, and encouraging international, national and local campaigns for public education.

Adoption Council of Canada - The Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) is the umbrella organization for adoption in Canada.  Our services include a quarterly newsletter, a resource library, referrals, and conference planning.

Asperger/Autism - An Asperger Syndrome and autism resource ... huge and definitive ... for those with the condition, parents, professionals, researchers, teachers, advocates, mentors, tutors, friends, service providers, and significant others.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - With over 20,000 members and 200 affiliates nationwide, CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivty Disorer (AD/HD). Through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support, CHADD provides science-based, evidence-based information about AD/HD to parents, educators, professionals, the media and the general public

Health Canada Online - The Ontario Public Health Association.

Medications  -Information on medication.

National Institute of Health - Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information.

Traumatic Brain Injury - The Perspectives Network, Inc.'s  primary focus is positive communication between persons with brain injury, family members/ caregivers/friends of persons with brain injury, those many professionals who treat persons with brain injury and community members in order to create positive changes and enhance public awareness and knowledge of acquired/traumatic brain injury.

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services - Provide a wide range of high quality, dependable and inclusive child care, support and information services to meet the diverse child care needs of families and children.

Children's House in Cyberspace Children's House is an interactive resource center - a meeting place for the exchange of information that serves the well being of children. Dedicated to supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge about children´s issues, Children´s House facilitates the translation of the benefits of research and programming into policy and practice. The most important criteria for placing information in the House are the needs and concerns of children. Any specific institutional interests or promotion are generally more appropriately placed within individual web sites.

Children's Institute International (CII) - Private, non-profit organization specializing in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Children's Mental Health Ontario / A.A.C. (America's Abused Children) - An organization for kids by kids. What AAC does is tries to reach out to kids (& adults) who are being abused or who knows someone who is. We give information about child abuse over the internet. Hospital for Sick Children Toronto.

KidPower TeenPower FullPower - Positive practical safety, confidence, and self-protection skills for all ages and abilities.

National Centre for Children Exposed to Violence - The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) exists to increase public and professional awareness of the effects of violence on children and to build the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the impact of violence.

"Operation Teddy Care" - This organization collects new teddy bears from around the world, and makes them available free to qualified counselors, school personnel, medical professionals, rescue and law enforcement people to use when helping traumatized kids.

SCAN Program (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program) - The Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program offers care, support and assessment to children and adolescents who may have been abused. The Program is made up of a team of health care professionals who work closely with children and their families.

Read this if someone you know may be suicidal 

Canadian Parents Online -Our goal is to make Canadian Parents Online your warm and friendly home on the net. We feel this site is a collaborative, community effort. Without your attendance here and without your input, feedback and suggestions, we can not operate. We therefore believe allowing you to reach the right person with your concern is critical.

Divorce Support Page - This is a web site devoted to connecting you to the most valuable and comprehensive divorce related information on the internet. You will find helpful and supportive information about divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, modifications, separation, alimony - spousal support, divorce laws, statutes and much more.

Family and Children Web Sites, NF97-326 - This fact sheet presents Web sites that will provide you with useful information about family, children and parenting issues. Many have linkages to other helpful Web sites also. You must type the URL exactly as listed.

Family Life, Nebraska Extension Publications - Integrated online media, News Net Nebraska allows students and faculty in the advertising, broadcasting and news-editorial programs to create and maintain an online newsroom.

Hospital for Sick Kids Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Program (SCAN) (ON) - The Toronto Hospital for Sick Kids child abuse assessment program site.

Prevent Child Abuse New York - We connect families with services in their area through the Parent Helpline. We lay the foundation for new services through Healthy Families New York and advocacy for community-based prevention programs. We aid professionals in finding new ways to help families cope through the Prevention Information Resource Center and annual training conference. We give families alternatives, before abuse and neglect happen.

Today's Parent Online - Website maintained by Today's Parent.

Yahooligan's Guide to Internet Safety (U.S.) - A site put up by Yahoo to provide information to keep kids safe on the internet.

Children's Television Workshop Safe - Sesame Street website.

Child Safety on the Information Highway - Brochure was written by Lawrence J. Magid, a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, who is author of The Little PC Book (Peachpit Press) and host of www.safekids.com, a web site devoted to keeping kids safe in cyberspace. He is also the author of Teen Safety on the Information Highway, a free brochure that is also published by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Disney  - The official Disney website.

Enough is Enough  - A non-profit organization that lobbies and educates against illegal pornography and child predators.

FBI's "A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety" GetNetWise - The closest thing to an industry standard for child safety advice.

Internet Watch Foundation (based in United Kingdom) -

Kids Online  - Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace: A web site with advice and sample book chapters by Internet child safety advocate Donna Rice Hughes.

McAfee Safety Education Program  - Safety advice from one of the leading anti-virus software companies. Much of the advice is written by Colin Hatcher, founder (though no longer associated with) CyberAngels.org.

Police Notebook - From University of Oklahoma Department Public Safety.

SafeSurf  - An "organization dedicated to making the Internet safe for your children." Offers one of the rating systems.

U.S. Dept of Education Parents Guide to the Internet  -  A pretty detailed but well organized guide. Good introduction to the Internet itself.

 

Children's House in Cyberspace - Children's House is an interactive resource centre.  A meeting place for the exchange of information that serves the well being of children. Dedicated to supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge about children´s issues, Children´s House facilitates the translation of the benefits of research and programming into policy and practice. The most important criteria for placing information in the House are the needs and concerns of children. Any specific institutional interests or promotion are generally more appropriately placed within individual web sites.

Disney World- Walt Disney World website.

F.E.M.A. Federal Emergency Management Agency for KIDS

Peer Resources - Resources to Help Find the Path Towards Peace, Healing and Spiritual Growth.

Kids Help Phone (Canada) - Crisis Support and Information for children.

PBS Kids  - Links to healing kids websites.

www.northpole.com - Full of original art, animation and stories. Every image was hand drawn, scanned, and painted prior to being added to one of our pages. The stories are all original works commissioned by northpole.com and each has a cheerful message. We hope you and your children enjoy the site as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.

www.surfnetkids.com - Welcome to my vision of what's wonderful on the Web. Welcome parents, kids, teens, grandparents, teachers, librarians and the incurably curious. I am a syndicated newspaper columnist, mother, wife and Net surfer supreme (not listed in order of importance, of course). As seen in millions of newspapers each week, here are my site recommendations for kids and families.

gURL (U.S.) - A site for adolescent girls 14 and up with content both fun and interesting.

National Youth in Care Network (Canada) - A national peer support program run by and for youths 14-24 who have gone through the child welfare system, featuring information and resources.

Teen Advice Online (International) - A peer-support site staffed by a network of volunteer youth from around the world.

Youth (Canada) - Health information for youth.

AboutOurKids.org Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events - offers resources to help parents, teachers and mental health professionals explain war and terrorism to children, how to help them cope, and signs of trauma-related stress.

AllKidsGrieve.org - Excellent curriculums that help lay the foundation for growing through grief throughout life. Tools for developing emotional vocabulary and making personal meaning of death are also found here. Quick basics, publications, and how to find human resources in your area. Empowering strategies and resources developed for diverse educational contexts. Ideas and resources to increase students' (and teachers'!) healthy expression of powerful emotions.

Helping Children Cope - Resources for Talking About Tragedy. An excellent series of resources for grade levels K-12 that can be used by school-based peer programs to discuss the tragedies. This web page presents an extensive array of resources for parents and teachers concerned with dealing with disasters. There are also a variety of activities and lesson plans available to help explain the course of the events to your students.

National Institute of Mental Health - Helping young people avoid or overcome emotional problems in the wake of violence or disaster is one of the most important challenges a parent, teacher, or mental health professional can face. The National Institute of Mental Health and other Federal agencies are working to address the issue of assisting children and adolescents who have been victims of or witnesses to violent and/or catastrophic events. The purpose of this fact sheet is to tell what is known about the impact of violence and disasters on children and adolescents and suggest steps to minimize long-term emotional harm.

Purdue University Extension Talking with Children About Terrorism - Judith Myers-Walls has developed a brief report that discusses ways to talk to young children, elementary school children, adolescents and young adults about terrorism. Some of the links from this page address coping with the fear and stress of a traumatic event.

Strategies to Assist Children to Manage Stress - During disasters, many families suffer from the onset of sudden stress. Severe stress can disrupt functioning. Overtime, relief from stress enables families to eventually reestablish equilibrium. Informed intervention can speed up this process and in many instances can prevent serious problems later.

Links to Sites For Other Good Stuff
Ladydi's Hangout - The most complete listing of Free Electronic Greeting cards sites on the net.
 
Research Resources

Centre for Research on Violence Against Women & Children/UWO (Ont.) - Catalogue of research papers, pamphlets & newsletters, methodology information.

Child Abuse Prevention Network - is the InternetNerve Center for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are our key areas of concern. We provide unique and powerful tools for all workers to support the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile (Canada) - Statistics Canada web site/articles in PDF format on family violence.

Freda Centre for Violence Against Women & Children (B.C.) - FREDA is a collaborative organization of Simon Fraser, The U. of B.C., and various community projects. Their site previews publications and details community action research in domestic violence.

Pat McClendon's Clinical Social Work (U.S.) - Articles on treatment, forensics, the justice system, etc.

Research, Academic & Professional Resources - Article about survivors of sexual abuse: clinical, lifestyle and reproductive consequences by T. Kue Young, MD, DPhil; Alan Katz, MB, ChB, MSc.

Statistical Links  - A link index developed by the Dutch Statistical Agency. The register provides links to a variety of available statistics resources on the Intenet.

World Health Organization  - Information on child abuse and child abuse prevention.

World Health Organization Child Abuse and Neglect Fact Sheet  - Fact sheet on child abuse being a societal phenomenon for centuries. Although clinical reporting started thirty years ago, the magnitude of the problem is only now beginning to be understood.

World Health Organization Recognizes Child Abuse as a Major Public Health Problem  - Press release - Child abuse has become a major public health problem worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A recent estimate from WHO shows that 40,000,000 children aged 0-14 around the world suffer from abuse and neglect and require health and social care.

Children and Prostitution - How Can We Measure and Monitor The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children? Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. This report was prepared for the Congress Against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Stockholm, 26-31 August, 1996

 

UNICEF International Child Development Centre (Innocenti Centre) - Staff list, History, Online Update, Activity Calendar, Publications, Projects and Innocent Interviews.

 
Child Research in Europe

Catalan Interdisciplinary Network of Researchers on Children's Rights and Quality of Life The Network - whose acronym in Catalan is XCIII - is formed by twelve research groups at five Catalan universities and consists of seventy-six researchers. From its beginnings the network has been interdisciplinary and is composed of researchers in the fields of psychology, pedagogy, mass-media and social education. This network began with Catalan research collaboration and is now linked with other countries, mainly European ones, related to social perspectives of studying childhood as a group of the major population. The main principle that guides our work is the Declaration of Children's Rights as set out in the UN convention and the promotion of children's quality of life.

Child Trends Inc. - Nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis. Contains:Descriptions of current research projects, abstracts of recent publications and publication list.

Fundación PANIAMOR San Jose - Information on the institution's Strategy, Information activities, Training programs, Information collection and activities for advocacy and convening.

Center for Child Development Hong Kong -  Aim and Future Development, Center Services, Other Center's Services, Center's Newsletter, Advisory Council and Staff Directory.

Child Research Net Japan - The Child Research Net is a research center on the Internet to study, analyze and solve the problems that children are facing.

Australian Institute of Family Studies - The national research and information agency on issues affecting families in Australia. The Institute conducts research and supports Australian family research, policy and practice by providing a national information centre. The website offers a range of information resources including publications, databases, media releases, online library catalogue, forthcoming conferences, and links to Australian and world wide research and policy websites.

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa CODESRIA, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is headquartered in Dakar Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent.

 
Criminal Injuries Compensation Boards
Ontario: The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)  - The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) is an independent agency that awards compensation to victims of violent crime that resulted in personal injury or death as defined by the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act. Compensation may be awarded where a Criminal Code of Canada offence has been committed in the Province of Ontario.

 

 

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ABA Center on Children and the Law - American Bar Association.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice Response to Child Victims and Witnesses - OVC
Caring for Children - Nolo Press
Case Planning Issues Where Domestic Violence Occurs in the Context of Child Protection - Coventry, UK.
Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence (CPSDV) - Seattle, WA
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: Creating Community Partnerships for Safe Families - FVPF
Child Abuse and Neglect: A Professional's Guide to Identification, Reporting, Investigation and Treatment - NJ Governor's Task Force On Child Abuse and Neglect Dec 1996
Child Abuse and Neglect State Statutes - National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Abuse Council of Santa Clara County - Silicon Valley's comprehensive website.
Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act, 2000 - DHHS PDF
Child Abuse Reported to the Police or PDF - OJJDP
Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources - Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis - PDF NCMEC / FBI
Child Sex RIngs: A Behavioral Analysis - PDF NCMEC / FBI
Child Sexual Abuse - Linda Cain
Child Sexual Exploitation: Improving Investigations and Protecting Victims - Education Development Center, Inc., Jan 1995
Child Survivor of Traumatic Stress - E Newsletter for Professionals
Child Victimization - Ch 15 1997 National Victim Assistance Academy
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
Child Welfare Resource Centre - (CA)
Child Welfare Response - FVPF
Childhelp USA - Treatment, prevention and research of child abuse and neglect. Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Children and Domestic Violence - FVPF
Children and Domestic Violence - Best Practice Intervention (AU).
Children and Family Violence: The Unnoticed Victims - by Gabrielle Maxwell
Children and Inner-city Violence: Strategies for Intervention - Marans, Cohen PDF
Children As Witness to Marital Violence: A Risk Factor for Lifelong Problems M Strauss PDF
Children Exposed to Violence: Criminal Justice Resources - OVC
Children Who Witness Domestic Violence - DVIRC (AU)
Children Who Witness Violence: Research and Intervention - Selective Bibliography, J. Edleson, Mincava
Children's Budget Report: A Detailed Analysis of Spending on Low-Income Children's Programs in 13 States - Urban Institute 1998.
Children's Bureau - DHHS
Children's Defense Fund
Children's Health 1996 MEPS Chartbook No. 1 - Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
Children's Rights Council (CRC) - Washington, DC
Childhood Victimization and Risk for Alcohol and Drug Arrests - NIJ Research Preview
Choosing and Using Child VIctimization Questionnaires - OJJDP
Citizens for Missouri's Children
Clinical Resources for Work with Children from Violent Homes - Margaret Kearney
Clinical Social Work - Pat McClendon
Committee for Children - Leaders in Social-Emotional Learning
Community Violence and Children - Citizens for Missouri's Children
Connect for Kids: Guidance for Grown-ups
Crimes Against Children Research Center Univ NH
Cycle of Violence Revisited - NIJ Research Preview
CYFERnet - Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
Differences Among States in Child Abuse Rates and Programs - Struas & Moore PDF
Domestic Violence as a Form of Child Abuse: Identification and Prevention - (AU)
Domestic Violence Child Protective Services - Service of US Dept of Health and Human Services
Early Childhood Victimization Among Incarcerated Adult Male Felons - NCJRS
Early Prevention of Violence Database - Great Lakes Area Regional Resource Center
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children - Friendship Home
Effect of Domestic Violence on Children - Reflections of a Play Therapist
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children - Kentucky Domestic Violence Association
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children - Third Jud Dist Court Idaho
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children and Adolescents: An Overview - JS Volpe
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children & Teenagers - TherapistFinder Journal
Effects of Violence on Young Children - M Massey
Effects of Witnessing Domestic Violence on Children
Efforts by Child Welfare Agencies to Address Domestic Violence - The Experiences of Five Communities. The Urban Institute.
Evaluation of a Protocol for Identification of Woman Abuse in Families with Allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect - OJJDP
Experiencing Violence in a Developmental Context - Marans, Adelman PDF
Facts for Families - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Family and Intimate Violence Prevention Program - CDC.gov
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Federal and State Funding of Children's Programs - Urban Institute 1998.
Federal Child Welfare Law - ABANet
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics - childstats.gov
Forgotten Victims of Domestic Violence - P Susi
Foster Care: A Guide to Who Controls Federal Programs, Policies, and Purse Strings - Institute for Educational Leadership Policy Exchange
From Generation to Generation: The Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families - National Research Council.
Future of Children - David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Green Book Demonstration - OJJDP
Guidelines for Conducting Family Team Conferences When There Is a History of Domestic Violence - FVPF
Guidelines for Programs to Reduce Child Victimization - PDF NCMEC
Helping Children Cope with Divorce - divorceinfo.com
Helping to Prevent Child Abuse - and Future Criminal Consequences: Hawai'i Healthy Start - Series NIJ Program Focus 1995
Illinois Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol - Illinois DCFS
Improving Tribal/Federal Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse through Agency Cooperation - OVC
In Harm's Way: Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment - NCCAN
In the Best Interest of Women and Children - A Call for Collaboration Between Child Welfare and Domestic Violence Constituencies by Schechter and Edleson
Innocent Victim: How Domestic Violence Affects Children - National Network for Child Care.
International Child Abuse Network (YesICAN) - includes 24 hour chat groups.
Internet Crimes Against Children - OVC
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
Investigator's Guide to Allegations of Ritual Child Abuse
Juvenile Court Statistics 1987-1996 - Analyze over 13 million delinquency case records NCJRS.
Kid's and Youth Educational Page - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kids Count - The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Kids Count - 2001 Data Online - The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Kids Count - 2000 Census Data Online - The Annie E. Casey Foundation
KIds Count - 1999 Online - The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Legal and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Multiple Victimization Child Maltreatment - DJ Sonkin and DS Liebert
Measure of Success: What Are the Policy Implications of the New National Indicators of Child Well-Being? - IEL.
Mental Health Evaluations of Child Sexual Abuse - NJ Governor's Task Force On Child Abuse and Neglect Dec 1996
Mothers and Children: Understanding the Links between Woman Bettering and Child Abuse - by Jeffrey L. Edleson
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence - Yale / DOJ
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Children's Advocacy Center - Huntsville, AL.
National Children's Coalition
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information - ACF, DHHS
National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse - Chicago, IL
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect - at Cornell University
National Directory of Children, Youth & Families Services
National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence - FVPF
National Indian Child Welfare Association
National Monitoring and Promising Practices Website
National Parent Information Network
National Network for Child Care
National Victim Assistance Academy - OVC, USDOJ
No Safe Haven II: Effects of Violence Exposure on Urban Youth - Schwab-Stone, et al. PDF
Nudist / Naturist Hall of Shame - sexual exploitation of children
Pandora's Box - The Secrecy of Child Sexual Abuse
Police and Mental Health Professionals: Collaborative Responses to Impact of Violence on Children and Families - Marans, et al. PDF
Problems Associated with Children Witnessing Domestic Violence - vawnet
Protecting the Well-Being of Children - Administration for Children and Families, DHHS.
Psychoanalysis on the Beat: Children, Police and Urban Trauma - Marans S PDF
Publications of the Office for Victims of Crime - OVC, USDOJ.
RItual Abuse/
Roots of Child Abuse: Anger - H Gaynor
Safe from the Start: Taking Action on Children Exposed to Violence or PDF - OJJDP
Save the Children
Shaken Baby Syndrome - Peinhofer Associates
Social Change and Trends in Approval of Corporal Punishment by Parents from 1968 to 1994 - Strauss & Mathur
State of the World's Mothers 2001 - Save the Children
Training Child Welfare Workers on Domestic Violence - DHHS
Trauma of Divorce: Reducing the Impact of Separation on Children - Dean McKay
Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect - Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education 1993
Verbal Agression by Parents and Psychosocial Problems of Children - Vissing, Strauss, et al. PDF
Victims of Crime - Child Abuse and Neglect - NCJRS publications
Voices of Children Witnessing Domestic Violence: A Form of Child Abuse - Coventry UK
Who Cares for America's Children - National Research Council
Working with Grieving Children After VIolent Deaths - OVC
Youth Indicators, 1996: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth - National Center for Education Statistics.

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