Resources

There are many resources throughout the country to help child abuse victims and advocates.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

www.childwelfare.gov

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we provide access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

Darkness to Light

www.darknesstolight.org

Darkness to Light offers programs to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.

National Child Advocacy Center

http://www.nationalcac.org

The National Children’s Advocacy Center has revolutionized our nation’s response to child sexual abuse since its creation.  The work of the NCAC serves as a beacon of hope for more than 250,000 child abuse victims every year. The NCAC is based in Huntsville, Alabama. Each year, thousands of people from the United States and around the world are trained on how to recognize and support endangered children. More than 54,000 child abuse professionals from all 50 states and 20 countries have been trained by the NCAC.

National Children’s Alliance

www.nationalchildrensalliance.org

National Children’s Alliance is a professional membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.

One with Courage

www.onewithcourage.org

One with Courage is a national initiative centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse and the unique role children’s advocacy centers play in providing comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to child victims of abuse.

Family Resource Guide

The local Office of Family and Children First created a Family Resource Guide that connects residents to services and support throughout the Dayton Region.  It may be viewed and downloaded at http://www.mcohio.org/services/fcfc/family_resource_guide.html.