Break the Cycle - Helping survivors of abuse

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The Mama Bear Effect~
committed to ending child sexual abuse themamabeareffect.org 
The Mama Bear Effect seeks to empower people to actively protect children by creating awareness and inspiring people to embrace the Mama Bear that is in all of us.

Professional child care provider information
From the Center For Disease Control: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures
From Child Welfare Information Gateway:
The Role of Professional Childcare Providers In Preventing and Reporting
Lauren's Kids - parent toolkit
This interactive Web tool is designed to educate and encourage conversations between parents and children about making safer and smarter choices. There are sections for children to practice safe choices, videos to learn valuable lessons, and kid and parent tips. Follow Buddy as you learn safety tips along with your family. http://laurenskids.org/curriculum/safer-smarter-kids/
Child Helpwww.childhelp.org
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
Child Welfare Information gatewaywww.childwelfare.gov
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
Darkness to lightwww.d2l.orgEnough abuse Campaignwww.enoughabuse.org
Sign up on their homepage to receive 10 emails to prevent child sexual abuse
Training materials to be used for training families and communities
Just Tellwww.justtell.org
Empowering youth to speak up about sexual abuse - you are not alone!
Love is respectwww.loveisrespect.com
Love Is Respect is a 24-hour resource operated by the National Dating Abuse Helpline for young adults with questions about healthy dating.
Love Is Respect can be accessed by:
phone (call 1-866-331-9474, or TTY 1-866-331-8453)
text (text "loveis" to 77054) -or-
chat (visit loveisrespect.org to chat online)

Love Is Respect is managed by peer advocates, ages 16-25. Peer Advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, friends and others.
Rainn
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Check out their Online Hotline
Stop It Now!www.stopitnow.org Helpline 1.888.PREVENT
Helping men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.http://www.1in6.org/
Sparks of Hope
Empowering children to thrive.http://thesparksofhope.org/index.html
Shea Phinney MFT
 Counseling and Equine AssistedTherapy for Individuals, Children, Families,and Groups.http://sheaphinneymft.com/
EAGALA
Founded in 1999, EAGALA is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals using equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs. Our vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these services known as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning. http://www.eagala.org/
 
 
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