Resources:

For the Survivor

These are some of the larger and perhaps more well-known resources. There are also local, national, and global non-profits offering support and services, and many books, podcasts, and websites.

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

—Carl Jung

Incest AWARE

Website devoted to this issue

Helping survivors and their loved ones heal through raising awareness, advocacy, and support.

The Younique Foundation

Retreats, Support Groups & Other Resources

For women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents. Also hosts monthly Haven Retreat

Empower Survivors

For Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Offers individualized mentorship programs, peer-support groups, classes, and conferences.

National Assoc. of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA)

Addressing child abuse and trauma

Child abuse trauma prevention, intervention and recovery.

Joyful Heart Foundation

Includes programs on how men can be involved 

Retreats, education, advocacy for survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child

Heal childhood suffering and trauma

Specific practices designed to bring healing and release for people suffering from childhood trauma. 

Therapeutic Apps

Variety of Apps Curated by Younique Foundation

Links to a number of therapeutic apps for everything from meditation guides to help with overcoming anxiety and panic attacks.

Incest Survivors United Voices of America

Helping Survivors Heal and Be Empowered

Collection of books, videos, and resources to educate, inform and provide a safe space for survivors.

Sibling Sexual Abuse

A Guide for Confronting America's Silent Epidemic

Brad Watts LPC, works with individuals and families where sibling sexual abuse has occurred. 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

International Self-Help Support Group

Support groups, articles, and many resources including: find a therapist, workshops, retreats, and residential programs

Stop It Now!

Research, Training, and Community Advocacy

Empowering adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly.

Courage to Heal

Comprehensive and Compassionate Guide

Often referred to as the definitive guide to healing from childhood sex abuse. Companion workbook available.

Flowers in the Dark

Reclaiming Your Power to Heal Trauma

Backed by neuroscience research, learn compassionate practices for healing trauma, known as the Five Strengths of applied Zen Buddhism. 

Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse

HAVOCA is run by survivors for survivors

Provides support, friendship, and advice for any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Offers 12-Step Recovery Program

Similar to AA, offers a 12-step self-help recovery program, support groups, and conference.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

National hotline; partners with 1,000+ local sexual assault service providers across U.S. 

Darkness to Light

Research, Education & Community Advocacy

Empowers adults and organizations to bring best-practices in child safety to their own communities.

Help For Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Resources recommended by survivors for survivors

Events, support groups, and resources. Even a bookshop with a collection of recommended books.

Hopeful Hearts Ministry

Christian, Faith-Based Non-Profit

A faith-based ministry that supports long-term recovery of survivors.

It Wasn't Your Fault

Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse

In order to begin healing, it’s important for you to know that it wasn’t your fault. 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services

SAMHSA: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(1-800-273-8255). Find a treatment facility and/or a behavior health service provider near you.