Comprehensive List of Abuse Resources

This is a list of General Abuse Resources (for all types of abuse)

You’ll find resources specifically for the following types of abuse in this article.

  • Domestic Abuse Resources
  • Sexual Abuse Resources
  • Child Abuse Resources
  • Substance Abuse Resources
  • Self Abuse Resources
  • Resources for Abuses and Potential Abusers
  • Resources to Report an Abuser

 

You might also want to look at our Domestic Abuse Resources which gives links specifically pertaining to Domestic Abuse.

Our General Abuse Resource List

US:

http://www.befrienders.org/helplines/helplines.asp?c2=USA The Befrienders network provides emergency help and advice to anyone in crisis or who may be considering suicide.

KidsandGuns.org — a website about keeping guns out of the hands of kids

Single Mother Assistance — singlemotherassistance.net, a website giving assistance to moms

UK:

http://www.samaritans.org/talk_to_someone.aspx  The Samaritans helpline will answer calls and provide support to anyone in crisis or who is considering committing suicide.

Voice UK: Helpline 0808 802 8686
www.voiceuk.org.uk
Telephone support and information for adults and children with learning disabilities who have been abused, and for their families and carers.

Mind (National Association for Mental Health): 0845 766 0163
www.mind.org.uk

SupportLine: 01708 765200, email [email protected]– Telephone Helpline providing confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults on any issue. Aimed at those who are isolated, vulnerable, at risk groups and victims of any form of abuse

Childline: 0800 1111www.childline.org.uk – Free national helpline for children and young people in danger and distress. Also booklets on bullying

Kidscape Campaign for Children’s Safety: Admin 020 7730 3300Helpline 08451 205 204, www.kidscape.org.uk – Telephone helpline providing support for parents and produce free parents guides on issues relating to bullying. Also run one day courses for children who have been severely bullied.

Education Otherwise Association Ltd. 0845 478 6345,www.education-otherwise.net – Telephone information and support for families who wish to educate their children outside school

Advisory Centre for Education: 0808 800 5793www.ace-ed.org.uk – Helpline offering advice on special education needs, exclusions, admissions, bullying

Bullywatch: 01454 318753www.bullywatch.org – Aims to help anyone who is involved with bullying issues

Becomingtheparent.net — website about parenting help

Wholechild.net — parenting help

www.antibullying.net – Established by the Scottish Executive for parents, teachers and young people

www.bbclic.com – Website for children and young people includes case studies, games, gallery and advice

Emphasisonmoms.com – website about parenting help for moms

www.beatbullying.org – Information and support

momsclubtegacay.com – moms club in tegacy

www.bullyfreezone.co.uk – Raises awareness of alternative ways of resolving conflict and of reducing incidences of bullying

www.bullying.co.uk

www.coastkid.org – Anti-bullying website with helpful advice and information

www.e-victims.org – advice regarding online bullying, harassment, cyberstalking and safety tips.

www.kidscape.org.uk

www.teenagehealthfreak.org – Information on wide range of issues for teens including bullying

resourcesforfathers.org — resources for fathers

Financialhelpforseniors.net — help for seniors

Worldwide:

  • http://www.befrienders.org/ Befrienders network operates worlwide to help those in crisis. The link allows you to find your nearest service.

Resources for victims of domestic abuse (including elder and spousal abuse)

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UK:

Worldwide:

Resources for victims of sexual abuse:

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Resources for victims of child abuse

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Resources for drug, and alcohol abuse

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UK

Resources for self abusers:

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Resources for abusers and potential abusers:

US:

  •  1-800-4-A-CHILD  This is a helpline that you can call to find help and support to break the cycles of abuse if you are a child abuser or feel that you may be in danger of becoming an abuser.

UK:

Resources for those wishing to report suspected or actual abuse:

Most of the above links to national or local helplines and centres for victims of abuse will also be happy to advise you if you think or know that an abuse of any sort is taking place.

US:

  • Call Justice For Children. 1-800-733-0059.

UK:

  • NSPCC Helpline: 0800 800 500
  • Text service: 88858
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900www.stopitnow.org.uk – Also provide information to parents whose children may be sexually abusing other children.