CRISIS COUNSELING SERVICES
Center for Effective Parenting
A website that offers free handouts for families that focuses on issues related to parenting and are age-appropriate.
Darkness to Light
Programs 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.
A website that offers tools for parents to deal with child behavior. There are expert articles, parent blogs, parenting programs as well as many other resources for parents to help change a child’s behavior and effective parenting techniques.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
A free, confidential, secure service that allows victims past and present to get help via its phone and online hotlines. Their website also offers many resources for statistics and other related information for sexual violence.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The mission of the NCTSN is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States. There are many great resources available to parents in working with child traumatic stress.
Stop it Now!
Offers a phone and an e-mail Helpline dedicated to sexual-abuse prevention. It’s Ask Now! Advice column features actual situations so people can seek guidance for their own concerns.
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
Prevent Child Abuse America
Founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 50 states and nearly 600 Healthy Families America home visiting sites in 39 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Commonwealth of the Marianas, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Canada. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring.
Ridgefield Recovery Village
Parental substance abuse is a major factor contributing to child abuse and neglect. In turn, childhood abuse massively increases the risk of people turning to drugs and alcohol. The Ridgefield Recovery Village's mission is to be a support and an informational resource to guide families suffering through these types of issues.