JCW Resources

Welcome to the “Get Help’’ Resource Center!


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Counseling & Support Resources

  •  For Victims/Survivors 

    • Victim Services Program (212) 420-4516 — Free and confidential short-term and long-term counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Orthodox and non-Orthodox therapists available. Program is located at Beth Israel Medical Center in lower Manhattan.
    • SOVRI Helpline (888) 613-1613 — Support for Orthodox victims of rape and incest helpline. Open Monday-Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm and Friday 9:30am-1:30pm. Anonymous, confidential, no caller-ID. Under the auspices of the Victim Services Program of Beth Israel Medical Center.
    • SAVI Takanot Program at Mount Sinai (212) 423-2147 — Free and confidential short-term and long-term counseling and psychotherapy for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Therapists are trauma specialists, with knowledge of and sensitivity to Orthodox practices and laws. Orthodox and non-Orthodox therapists available. Program is located at Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE — National hotline that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest rape crisis center. Open 24/7.
      Website: http://www.Rainn.org
    • National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453) — A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages. They also provide local referrals. Open 24/7.
    • Sexual Abuse of Children (Darkness to Light) 1-866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444) — Calls will automatically be routed to a local center where they provide crisis intervention and referral services for people affected by sexual abuse.
      Website: http://wwwdarkness2light.org
    • Survivors of Incest Anonymous — Organization that can provide information on how to find incest survivor support groups in your area. (Disclaimer: RAINN does not screen support groups and there is no guarantee they are supervised by clinicians.) Website: http://www.siawso.org/
    • Suicide Hotlines — National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and for the Spanish line call 1-888-628-9454. Provides crisis suicide intervention. Calls are routed to local centers. Open 24/7.
      Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    • Addiction Center 1-877-671-1478  Addiction Center was founded by recovering addicts and health information writers. Our goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on addiction as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country.
      Website: https://www.addictioncenter.com
    • Safe Horizon 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) — Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities.
      Website: http://www.safehorizon.org
    • Stop It Now! 1-888-PREVENT (773-8368) — Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. Also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse. Website: http://www.gethelp.stopitnow.org/results/start
    • Survivors of Incest Anonymous — Organization that can provide information on how to find incest survivor support groups in your area. Disclaimer: RAINN does not screen support groups and there is no guarantee that they are supervised by clinicians. Website: http://www.siawso.org/
    • Mask (718) 758-0400 — Located at 1431 East 12th Str. 2nd Fl. Brooklyn, NY 11230, MASK’s helpline refers callers to therapists, counselors, and institutions that will best meet their needs. By offering individual and group support, MASK enables families to remove the MASK of shame and rejection and helps empower them with the strength to move on.
    • Relief Help (718) 431-9501 — A non-profit organization that provides multiple services to individuals suffering from mental health disorders.
      Website: http://www.ReliefHelp.org
    • Zalkin Law Firm 800-617- 2622 — The Attorneys at the Zalkin Law Firm are childhood sexual abuse attorneys who have represented hundreds of abuse survivors across the country. Empower survivors to stand up to their abuser and others who allowed the abuse to occur, They Provide an emotional benefit to clients as they begin to identify themselves as survivors rather than victims throughout the litigation process. Obtain monetary compensation for abuse survivors to continue their treatment programs, or embark on new treatments that were previously beyond their financial means.
      Website: http://www.Zalkin.com


  •  For Child Offenders




  •  For Adult Victims/Survivors 

    • From Sorrows to Sapphires — By Angela Williams
    • How to Survive Sexual Assault for Women, Men, Teenagers, and Their Friends and Families — By Helen Benedict
    • The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-By-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault — By Aphrodite Matsakis
    • The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse –By Wendy Maltz
    • I Can’t Get Over It, A Handbook for Trauma Survivors — By Aphrodite Matsakis
    • Hush — By Judy Brown
    • The Wounded Heart, Hope for adult victims of child sexual abuse — By Dr. Dan B. Allender
    • The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook — By Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D
    • Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse — By Ellen Bass
    • Hush: Moving From Silence to Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse — By Nicole Braddock Bromley
    • The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse — By Laura Davis
    • Voices of Courage — By Michael Domitrz
    • Lucky — By Alice Sebold
    • A Beautiful World — By Gregg Milligan
    • Father’s Touch — By Donald D’Haene
    • Triumph Over Darkness: Understanding and Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse — By Wendy Ann Wood
    • Child Sexual Abuse: The Search for Healing — By Christopher Bagley and Kathleen King


  • For Child Victims/Survivors

    • GROW: My Own Thoughts and Feelings on Stopping the Hurt — By Wendy Deaton (A child’s workbook about exploring hurt and abuse)
    • Please Tell: A Child’s Story About Sexual Abuse — By Jessie (Written and illustrated by a young girl who was sexually molested by a family member, this book reaches out to other children in a way that no adult can. Jessie’s words carry the message, “It’s OK to tell; help can come when you tell.” This book is an excellent tool for therapists, counselors, child protection workers, teachers, and parents dealing with children affected by sexual abuse.)
    • A Terrible Thing Happened — By Margaret Holmes (Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous and had bad dreams. Then he met someone who helped him talk about the terrible thing, and made him feel better.)
    • Cory Helps Kids Cope with Sexual Abuse: Playful Activities for Traumatized Children — By Liana Lowenstein (This innovative book combines a therapeutic story with a variety of activities to help children cope with sexual abuse and complex trauma. Therapeutic games, art, puppets, and other engaging techniques address the eight components of TF-CBT. Includes a reproducible story, assessment and treatment activities, and detailed parent handouts. Geared to children aged 4 to 12.)
    • My Body is Special: A Family Book About Sexual Abuse — By Cynthia Geisen
    • I Told My Secret: A Book for Kids Who Were Abused — By Eliana Gil and Sally Haskell
    • Something Happened and I’m Scared to Tell: A Book for Young Victims of Abuse — By Patricia Kehoe Ph.D.
    • Finding Sunshine After the Storm: A Workbook for Children Healing from Sexual Abuse — By Curtis Holmes, Ph.D.
    • Catie the Caterpillar: A Story to Help Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse — By Tracy M. Schamburg
    • The Color of Secrets: Encouraging Children to Talk About Abuse — By Kimberly Steward
    • Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept — By Jayneen Sanders
    • Wesley’s World — By Vivien Resofsky


  • For Teenage Victims/Survivors

    • The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors — By Barbara Bean
    • It Happened to Me: A Teen’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse — By William Lee Carter
    • Courage in Patience: A Story of Hope for Those Who Have Endured Abuse — By Beth Fehlbaum
    • Strong at the Heart: How it Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse — By Carolyn Lehman
    • How Long Does it Hurt: A Guide to Recovery from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, their Friends, and their Families — By Cynthia L. Mather
    • In Their Own Words: A Sexual Abuse Workbook for Teenage Girls — By Lulie Munson
    • We Are Not Alone: A Teenage Girl’s Personal Account of Incest from Disclosure Through Prosecution and Treatment — By Jude Christine Angelica
    • Too Close for Comfort: A Book About Teenagers Who Have Been Sexually Abused Within Their Families — By Joy Hayward and David Carlyle
    • Journey to Wholeness — By Monique Lang


  • For Parents of Victims/Survivors

    • When Your Child has Been Molested: A Parent’s Guide to Healing and Recovery — By Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Case Potter
    • The Mother’s Book: How to Survive the Incest of Your Child — By Carolyn M. Byerly
    • Hush — By Judy Brown
    • Not My Child: A Mother Confronts Her Child’s Sexual Abuse — By Patricia Crowley
    • Mothers of Incest Survivors: Another Side of the Story — By Janis Tyler Johnson
    • When the Bough Breaks: A Helping Guide for Parents of Sexually Abused Children — By Aphrodite Matsakis
    • No Right Way: Voices of Mothers of Incest Survivors — By Tracy Orr
    • Strong Mothers: A Resource for Mothers and Carers of Children Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted — By Anne Peake
    • Sibling Abuse: Hidden Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Trauma — By Vernon R. Wiehe
    • Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse — By Linda Lee Foltz
    • I Never Told Anyone This Before: Managing the Initial Disclosure of Sexual Abuse Recollections — By Janice A. Gasker
    • Spiders & Flies: Help for Parents & Teachers of Sexually Abused Children — By Donald Hillman
    • How Long Does it Hurt: A Guide to Recovery from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, their Friends, and their Families — By Cynthia L. Mather
    • How to Survive Sexual Assault for Women, Men, Teenagers, and Their Friends and Families — By Helen Benedict
  • For Partners of Victims/Survivors

    • What About Me?: A Guide for Men Helping Female Partners Deal with Childhood Sexual Abuse — By Grant Cameron
    • Why is it Always About You? — By Sandy Hotchkiss
    • Survivors and Partners: Healing the Relationships of Sexual Abuse Survivors — By Paul A. Hansen
    • Allies in Healing — By Laura Davis
    • Ghosts in the Bedroom — By Ken Graber
    • How Can I Forgive You? — By Janis A. Springs
    • Outgrowing the Pain Together — By Eliana Gil
    • When You Are the Partner of Rape or Incest Survivor: A Workbook for You — by Robert Barry Levine
    • If She Is Raped: A Guidebook for Husbands, Fathers, and Male Friends — By Alan McEvoy
    • When a Man You Love Was Abused: A Woman’s Guide to Helping Him Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation — By Cecil Murphey
    • How to Survive Sexual Assault for Women, Men, Teenagers, and Their Friends and Families — By Helen Benedict
    • Hush — By Judy Brown


  • For Offenders

    • The Safer Society Handbook of Sexual Abuser Assessment and Treatment — By Mark E. Carich, Ph.D. & Steven Musack, Ph.D.
    • Building a Better Life — By Pamela M. Yates, Ph.D., R.D.Psych and David S. Prescott, LICSW
    • Applying the Good Lives and Self Regulation Models to Sex Offender Treatment — By Pamela M. Yates, Ph.D., R.D. Psych David Prescott, LICSW Tony Ward, Ph.D., DipClinPsyc
    • Engaging Resistance — By Charles A. Flinton, Ph.D., and Robert Scholz, MA, NCC
    • Developmentally Disabled Persons with Sexual Behavior Problems — By Gerry D. Blasingame
    • Building Motivation for Change in Sexual Offenders — David S. Prescott, LICSW
    • Practical Treatment Strategies for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities — By Gerry D. Blasingame
    • The Road to Freedom — By John W. Morin, Ph.D. & Jill S. Levenson, M.S.W.
    • Changing Me — By Robert D. Card, Ph.D. and Cynthia Steinhauser, Ph.D.



Friends and Advocacy Organizations

  • Enough Abuse Campaign — Providing adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to put an end to the silence.  And eventually, the epidemic.
    Website: http://www.enoughabuse.org/
  • Stop It Now! — Aims to stop child sexual abuse. Includes description of the problem, overview of their programs, news, and resources.
    Website: http://stopitnow.org/
  • Tzedek (Australia) — Tzedek (‘Justice’ in Hebrew) is an Australian-based support and advocacy group for Jewish victims/survivors of child sexual abuse.
    Website: http://www.tzedek.org.au/
  • Migdal Emunah (England) — Aims to reduce and eventually eliminate isolation and distress, from the impact of emotional, physical, mental or sexual childhood abuse.
    Website: http://www.migdalemunah.com/
  • Magen Protects (Israel) — Magen’s team of professionals and volunteers are dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse.
    Website: http://magenprotects.org/
  • Lauren Kids — Prevent sexual abuse through awareness, education, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.
    Website: http://laurenkids.org/
  • Survivors For Justice — SFJ is an advocacy, educational and support organization for survivors of sexual abuse and their families.
    Website: http://survivorsforjustice.org/
  • 1in6 — The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. You are not alone!
    Website: http://1in6.org/
  • Org — Welcome to the Male Survivor community, which provides resources and support for men who were sexually abused.
    Website: http://malesurvivor.org/
  • National Children’s Alliance — This organization represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CACs are a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, mental and physical health practitioners who investigate instances of child physical and sexual abuse. Their website explains the process and has a directory according to geographic location.
    Website: http://www.nca-online.org
  • Child Pornography Tipline 1-800-843-5678 — A tip line that is used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography. Open 24/7.



Other Hotlines/Organizations

  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) — Call is directed to a call center in Austin, TX and an advocate can provide local direct service resources (safehouse/shelters, transportation, casework assistance), crisis intervention and interpreter services. Available in 170 languages and open 24/7.
    Website: http://www.thehotline.org
  • Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline 1-888-3737-888 — A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor who can provide local referrals. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages and open 24/7.
    Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/index.html
  • Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678), TTDD: 1-800-826-7653 — A call center for missing and exploited children. All calls are recorded. Open 24/7.
    Website: http://www.missingkids.com
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness 1-888-999-6264 — Provides information and referral services, not counseling. Open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm ET.
  • GLBT National Hotline 1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564) — Call center that refers to over 15,000 resources across the country that deals with LGBTQ issues. Open Monday-Friday 4pm-12am and Saturday 12pm-5pm PST
    Website: http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org
  • National Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000 — A call center that does crisis intervention and referral support for runaways. Open 24/7.
    Website: http://www.1800runaway.org
  • The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 — Helpline geared toward suicide prevention for GBLTQ youth. Open 24/7.
    Website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org
  • National Drug Information and Referral Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) — Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehabilitation centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Open 24/7.
    Website: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov
  • AIDS/HIV, STI Information 1-800-458-5231 — Reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Also have an online live chat with a specialist from Monday-Friday 9am-6pm ET.
    Website: http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/index.asp
  • Self Harm – Boys Town National Hotline 1-800-448-3000, TTY: 1-800-448-1833 — Assists youth, and their family/friends, who are affected by self-harm issues. Open 24/7.
    Website: http://www.boystown.org/national-hotline
  • National Eating Disorders Helpline 1-800-931-2237 — Information, crisis and referral hotline for people dealing with eating disorders. Open 8:30am-4:30 pm PST, Monday-Friday.
    Website: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
  • TELL (Therapy Exploitation Life Link) — TELL is a resource, referral, and networking organization that seeks to help victims and survivors of exploitation by psychotherapists and other healthcare providers find the support and resources they will need to understand what has happened to them, take action, and heal.
    Website: http://www.therapyabuse.org/index.htm
  • HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive) 1-800-676-4477 — Harm-reduction based crisis and information hotline; Hotline staffers are trained to work with sex workers and the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS affected community. Open 24/7.
    Website: http://www.hips.org
  • Parents for Meghan’s Law 1-888-ASK-PFML (1-888-275-7365) — Parents for Megan’s Law & the Crime Victims Center’s hotline is to assist and provide advocacy to communities in accessing information about registered sex offenders, to assist in effectively and responsibly managing Megan’s Law notifications and to educate about sexual assault prevention. Provides crime victim referrals for victim services and law enforcement referrals.
    Website: http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org
  • Psychology Today — A directory of mental health specialists. You can search using multiple search criteria and it provides information about the practitioner including their specialties and the types of insurance they accept. All specialists listed are licensed professionals. Website: psychologytoday.com
  • Alcohol Rehab Guide —  online resource that connects alcoholics and their families with the help they need to conquer this disease. Website: www.alcoholrehabguide.org


 Sections of this page have been adapted from Rainn.org, MamaBearAffect.org