National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

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Resources and information to help stop child abuse

This section of the web site will be devoted to offering news and information dedicated to helping the community become more engaged and committed to helping those currently suffering from child abuse and other related criminal activity.

To my mind, being of service to those who still suffer is a vital part of my recovery.
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Federal Gov't Programs and Groups

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  Laws in Your State

Note: Most rules, regulations and ordinances regarding issues of child abuse are NOT Federal, but are handled at the local level. This makes an understanding of the various different State by State laws an imperative.

Here's an excellent tool from the RAINN organization, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence non profit. NAASCA is a big fan of RAINN, which was described recently as "One of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine.

Just click on the MAP of your state. And dont' miss the additional helpful links at the bottom of the page.

Laws can vary significantly by state. Check your state to see the laws regarding:
  • Mandatory Reporting: When and how you're required to contact the authorities.
  • Confidentiality Laws: Are conversations between victims and counselors kept confidential?
  • HIV/AIDS Testing of Sexual Offenders: When testing is allowed or required.
  • Statutes of Limitations: Is it too late to prosecute a crime committed years ago?

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  Child Welfare Information Gateway


Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information & resources to help protect children & strengthen families.
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We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

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 general 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.

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Department
of Justice
The National Strategy
for Child Exploitation
Prevention & Interdiction


A REPORT TO CONGRESS
AUGUST 2010
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Download the DOJ REPORT
(pdf file)
  There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
- Nelson Mandela

Given the current statistics surrounding child pornography, we are living in a country that is losing its soul.”
- Judge John Adams, Ohio

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children rob the victims of their childhood, irrevocably interfering with their emotional and psychological development. Ensuring that all children come of age without being disturbed by sexual trauma or exploitation is more than a criminal justice issue, it is a societal issue. Despite efforts to date, the threat of child sexual exploitation remains very real, whether it takes place in the home, on the street, over the Internet, or in a foreign land.

Because the sexual abuse and exploitation of children strikes at the very foundation of our society, it will take our entire society to combat this affront to the public welfare. Therefore, this National Strategy lays out a comprehensive response to protect the right of children to be free from sexual abuse and to protect society from the cost imposed by this crime.

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  FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Human Trafficking
- FBI

Among the many tasks assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is that of stopping human trafficking. They currently have jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal law including:

Kidnapped & Missing Persons | Online Predators | Crimes Against Children | Child Pornography | Keeping Kids Safe Online

WANTED
by the
FBI
  Endangered Child Alert Program - Law enforcement officials are seeking information which will lead to the identification of these unknown suspects. It is alleged that they may be involved with the attempted sexual exploitation of children and the sexual abuse of a minor.

Images of these people were found on videos and pictures being traded on the Internet.

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  ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Human Trafficking
- ICE -
24/ 7 you can give a TIP by dialing 866-347-2423 or by simply filling out the new ONLINE FORM

Many people don't know that a big part of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service (ICE) mission is to stop the trafficking of human beings, including many children. Many are held against their will. Victims are frequently forced into prostitution and other illegal activities to "pay off their debt" to these smugglers.

Last year, nearly 172,500 people reported tips to ICE HSI by calling (866) DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423), which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ICE introduced a new feature to its "Tip Line" in late 2011, an ONLINE FORM where individuals can logged onto ice.gov/tips to report suspicious criminal activity.

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  DOJ - Office for Victims of Crime - 800 numbers

Toll Free Numbers - DOJ

If you are a victim of crime, you have many rights and services available to help you. Use the following contact list to find additional information or to get help. The OVC (Online Directory of Crime Victim Services) is also available to help you. It's a resource designed to help service providers and individuals locate nonemergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.

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Please Help Make America's Children Strong, Safe and Successful

If you suspect abuse of any kind this web page will hopefully be a valuable resource. For most states there is one general number for you to call to report suspected abuse of any kind:

Abuse HOTLINE Telephone Numbers for Every State

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DOJ's
OVC
  Valuable Information Is Just A Click Away:
Directory of Crime Victim Services
(web page)

What You Can Do If You Are A:
VICTIM OF CRIME
(pdf file)

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Please contact us if you have any information to help in the fight against child exploitation. Your information will be forwarded to law enforcement for investigation and review and, when possible, to the appropriate Electronic Service Provider(s). Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678
  CLICK HERE
(be sure to watch the video, too)

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  For our Canadian members:

Voice Found is a Canadian nationally registered non profit that focuses on education to prevent the sexual abuse of children and resources to support adult survivors. They say "Silence allows perpetrators to continue their abuse of children. Silence makes survivors feel shame."

Voice Found was born from a place of deep depression and a desire to help others who may be feeling similarly. The non profit runs programs, holds workshops and offers useful resources to Canadians out of its national offices in Ottawa, the Canadian capitol.

Their Directory of Services for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse is a free 119 page pdf file directory of services for adult survivors of child abuse, published by the authority of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force
ICAC TASK FORCE AGENCIES ARE LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

The ICAC Task Force Program was created to assist state and local law enforcement agencies by enhancing their investigative response to technology facilitated crimes against children. Our Program is proud to be an essential part of this mission.

We work hard to make the Internet a safer place for children.  

Click here for a listing of ICAC Task Force resources


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a Global approach
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  Virtual Global Taskforce

a Global approach

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight child abuse online.

The aim of the VGT is to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies that helps to protect children from online child abuse.

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National Human Trafficking Resource Center

1-888-3737-888

TRAFFICKING HOTLINE

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  Department of Justice Releases First National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

The Department of Justice's first ever National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction was recently launched, "Project Safe Childhood"

The strategy also provides the first ever comprehensive threat assessment of the dangers facing children from child pornography, online enticement, child sex tourism, commercial sexual exploitation, and sexual exploitation in Indian Country, and outlines a blueprint to strengthen the fight against these crimes.

The strategy builds upon the department's accomplishments in combating child exploitation by establishing specific, aggressive goals and priorities and increasing cooperation and collaboration at all levels of government and the private sector.

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Zip Codes - Area Codes
Here are a copuple resources a friend and NAASCA member suggested we add to the web site. She says they are among her two favorite resources.
Thank you, Linda!

Zip Codes:
http://www.unitedstateszipcodes.org/

Area Codes:
http://www.allareacodes.com/

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