Resources for Victims



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

Domestic Violence Help Guide
A great resource for information on domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Resource Library
Find comprehensive information on domestic violence resources, quickly.  Resources are divided by location, audience, and type.

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. 

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. 

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.