Resource listings do not indicate endorsement and are provided only as a potential resource for our members.
The website of the late author and psychologist Alice Miller, who wrote and spoke about child abuse, childhood trauma, etc. She said:
I don’t present any theories or speculations. My research has always been strictly empirical.
A Boy’s Story
An insightful story, from abuse through recovery—beautifully illustrated. From the author:
A Boy’s Story is my story of coping with incest and post-traumatic stress. By illustrating my story, I helped make sense of what happened to me.
Stop It Now!
A non-profit organization that has introduced a groundbreaking public health approach to child sexual abuse prevention.
Stop It Now! was founded by Fran Henry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
A non-profit, volunteer-run site for survivors of ritualistic abuse.
Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse.
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
NAASCA offers public education, talk radio, and many other services. They also maintain a list of state resources.
We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect.
Stop the Silence
Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse Inc.
We provide help and resources through comprehensive programming with awareness, education/outreach, training, and policy development and reform.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Our mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Also maintains the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline, 800.656.HOPE (4673).
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Justice Research Institute
Works in partnership with individuals, families, communities, and government to pursue the social justice inherent in opening doors to opportunity and independence.
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
ISSTD seeks to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center
The goal of SSDRC is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work.
Norwegian public awareness website where victims of sexual and domestic abuse can find help, information and ask anonymous questions.
Overgrep.no is a resource page with questions and answers about sexual abuse. The website is aimed at both victims and relatives.
This UK organization provides a national hotline and individual and group counseling:
We relentlessly work to ensure every boy, man, and non-binary person in the UK has access to the support they need to navigate the impact of sexual violence and begin their journey of recovery.
Caron’s Breakthrough Program
Offers program participants the chance to improve and modify long-standing relational and emotional patterns […] using evidence-based and experiential therapies.
For more than 45 years, we’ve been helping people overcome addiction, heal unresolved emotional trauma, and develop the tools they need to transform their lives.
Finding a therapist
Searching for a Therapist
A helpful resource guide (pdf) to assist ASCA members actively searching for a therapist, by Karen Mills.
Learn about the different types of therapy approaches available. Note the ones that sound like a fit for you.
Find a therapist, telehealth, and treatment centers.
Because GoodTherapy.org has high membership standards, our directory is one of the safest places to find a therapist online.
The website has a search feature to find therapists.
There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for.
Facilitates survivors sharing their stories and participating in ongoing discussions
We offer support and resources at isurvive. Within our support forums, you will find both open and private areas where you can seek support.
A worldwide forum that is active 24/7 with moderators and guidelines.
Pandora’s Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.
Forums, support groups, and more.
MaleSurvivor is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, public benefit organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.
The Saprea Retreat
This free, 4-day retreat for female sexual abuse survivors is highly recommended by some ASCA members.
The Saprea Retreat is a clinically informed 4-day in-person experience followed by a self-guided online course.
Can I Trust My Memory?
The introduction to a handbook for survivors with partial or no memories of childhood sexual abuse, by Joan Spear.
Our archive of past blog posts—the Wordpress ASCA blog.
Books at Amazon
- Healing the Shame that Binds You
- Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child
- Family Secrets - The Path to Self-Acceptance and Reunion
- The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting
- The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult
- Prisoners of Childhood
- For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-rearing and the Roots of Violence
- Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society’s Betrayal of the Child
- Pictures of a Childhood
- The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructivenes
- Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth