November 23, 2014
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Resources for Victims


Child Abuse Prevention Network
Advocacy and prevention information. 

Child Trauma
Bruce Perry's excellent web site about trauma. 

Confront/ Treatment Trends, Inc.

1130 Walnut St.
Allentown, PA 
For adolescent (ages 12+) survivors of sexual abuse, adult survivors of sexual abuse and for parents of sexually abused children.

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley
801 Hamilton St., Ste. 300, Allentown, PA 18101
Rape Crisis Counseling Program, empowering victims of sexual violence to integrate the effects of victimization into their lives; 24-hour hotline to provide support to victims of all crimes and to their significant others; Peer Support Groups: Rape Survivors Group, Children's Support Group, Teen Support Group, Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Group, Male Survivors Group, Parents of Sexually Abused Children's Support Group, Survivors of Homicide Group.  Outreach and Prevention Education Services: Building Health Relationships, Risk Reduction/Prevention Education, Assertive Communication, Violence Prevention, Basic Safety Skills and Crime Prevention, Understanding Victimization, Development of Health Boundaries and Bullying.  All services of Crime Victims Council are confidential and offered at no cost.

Crimes Against Children Research
Publications, information and resources to preventing children from being victims and helping children after they are victimized. 

Dating Violence Resource Center

Twenty percent of teenage girls and young women have experienced some form of dating violence--controlling, abusive and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship.  Learn more about dating violence and what you can do to help.  There are articles on teen victimization, protection orders, tip sheets, fact sheets, and research information.

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Resources for the Public, links to web sites, government resources, nonprofit trauma organizations and foundations. 

National Center for PTSD Database

Trauma literature.

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)

Victim assistance and resource library.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Web resource.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)  

National Organization for Victim Advocacy

Advocacy, readings and publications for any victim.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
A national clearinghouse for rape crisis centers and other sexual assault prevention organizations.


Parents of Murdered Children
Provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.  


Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Local Domestic Violence Center: 1-800-932-4632
Provides emergency crisis intervention services to individuals who left their homes or consider leaving their homes because of physical assault.  Provides emergency and ongoing social services, including: 24-hour crisis hotline, temporary shelter for victims and victims' families, ongoing individual counseling and support groups, referral to other community services, advocacy and support services.  All services are provided without consideration of the client's family income.  Also provides prevention education programs to reduce the incidence and lessen the risk of domestic violence in the community at large and community education and professional training on the scope and dynamics of domestic violence. 

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA)

Advocacy, publication and research information. 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Provides a 24-hour hotline for survivors of sexual assault (1-800-656-HOPE), referral service and on-line counseling. 

Rape Crisis and Prevention--Department of Public Welfare


Provides emergency crisis intervention services to clients who need help in dealing with the trauma of sexual assault.  Offers accompaniment through the police, medical and judicial systems, as well as ongoing supportive counseling to deal with the delayed effects of the sexual assault.  

The Safer Society Foundation, Inc.

Provides excellent publications for treatment of victims and offenders, both children and adults.  Will provide free catalog. 

Stop It Now

Prevention of child sexual abuse.  Warning signs, resources and program information is available. 

Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Family Answers 
411 Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102
Support group.

TLC--National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children

Dedicated to helping traumatized children and families restore a sense of safety and reduce the effects of trauma; information available about trauma, resources, and training for professionals.  

Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley

P.O. Box 1705

Allentown, PA 18105


24 hour domestic violence hotline, support group for children who were abused or have witnessed domestic violence.

Trauma Pages
Offers free access to treatment resources and extensive research on post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, and disaster mental health.

What is Dating Violence?
Find out info on dating violence.

World's largest Internet safety and help group.  Provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages.  Helps victims of cyberstalking and child safety.  Helps parents with issues such as MySpace and cyberbullying.


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