Resources

The resources page provides links to outside resources, including articles, books and websites.

Resource listings do not indicate endorsement and are provided only as a potential resource for our members.

Personal

  • Alice-Miller.com

    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.

Organizations

  • 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.
  • Survivorship

    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.
  • 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

    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.
  • Overgrep.no

    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.

Residential programs

  • 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.
  • The Meadows

    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.
  • GoodTherapy

    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.
  • Psychology Today

    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.

Forums

  • isurvive.org

    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.

Articles

  • Can I Trust My Memory?

    The introduction to a handbook for survivors with partial or no memories of childhood sexual abuse by Joan Spear.

  • ASCA Blog

    Our archive of past blog posts—the Wordpress ASCA blog.

Books at Amazon

John Bradshaw

Eric Fromm

Ken Graber

Robert Hare

Judith Herman

Alice Miller

Daniel Siegel

Martha Stout