Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse affects us all.  Whether you are a survivor, a parent or loved one or a professional seeking help for a client, support is out there.  Organizations around the country and locally offer hotline services, legal aid, advocacy and counseling.  You also may simply want validation that this is a devastating crime, information about the short and long term effects of child sexual abuse, and to know that whatever you are feeling is normal. This site will guide you to the information you need for yourself or for someone else.

Together we can make a difference.  Together we can heal.  Together we can prevent it from happening to other children.

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Get Help:

Florida Abuse Hotline: If you suspect that a child has been sexually abused call the Florida Abuse Hotline.  Their number is 1-800-96ABUSE (962-2873).

Childhelp: Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline counselors are there 365 days a year to help kids, and adults who are worried about kids they suspect are being abused. 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Stop It Now!: Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.  The site also operates a prevention helpline 1.888.PREVENT.

Children's Bureau: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & FamiliesThe Children's Bureau provides State and national data on adoption and foster care, child abuse and neglect, and child welfare. The Children's Bureau also funds research in collaboration with other organizations.

Child Welfare Information Gateway : U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Admistration for Children & Families The website provides numerous resources on child sexual abuse, including up-to-date statistics and research. Information for and about male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The website offers education and training in local communities to raise public awareness and to help therapists and other professionals give the best possible services to men dealing with the effects of unwanted or abusive boyhood sexual experiences.

National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Their mission is a unified effort to promote healthy development of children and youth and end their sexual abuse and exploitation. 

Trauma Informed Care for Foster and Adoptive Parents This web-based training offers information on trauma informed parenting for children who have been sexually abused.

To reach your local rape crisis hotline to talk with a crisis counselor now dial 1-888-956-7273.