Links to other like-minded or helpful organisations

Resources specific to abuse in a religious context – Website for “The Hope of Survivors” – Support, Hope and Healing for victims of pastoral sexual abuse. – youtube series of HOPE OF SURVIVORS of adult survivors of clergy sexual abuse. This website is to help those who’ve left churches after having been spiritually abused

Survivors Network of those abused by priests – Advent Source – Child Abuse and the Church

LGBT Christian resource: Seventh-Gay Adventists  – Documentary film.

http://abuse.mcc.orgMennonite Central Committee- for abused men and women, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse – excellent site!

Faith Trust Institute – Working together to end Sexual and Domestic Violence  Mary Jo, victim support coordinator for The Hope of Survivors, shares some of the myths surrounding clergy sexual abuse.

Support for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse (general)

Survivors Of Abuse Recovering (S.O.A.R.) Society  Peer support for adults sexually abused as children. Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community   
Written in such a way as can be applied to men and women and same sex partners. Especially good for helping a person to truly understand what abuse is and to discern if they are, in fact, being abused.

Support for male survivors of sexual or domestic abuse You are not alone. It was not your fault. It is possible to heal. It is not too late. If you’re a man who has experienced sexual abuse or assault, you’re not alone.
We’re here to support you in your path to a happier, healthier future.“Brian’s Story” an abused man Domestic Violence Against Men.”“Hidden Hurt” for abused men” 

Prevention issues

“Reducing the Risk” Child Abuse Prevention kits for churches –an interdenominational Christian resource

“Darkness to Light” – Offering training in child abuse prevention.

Is your congregation safe from child sex abuse?

Support and information about mental health, addiction and recovery

ADDICTION GUIDE” –   – Comprehensive guide to specialist help needed to overcome addictions. Note:Spiritual care would need to be given alongside these actions as the client applies.  – “Faith & Religion in Recovery” – A comprehensive explanation of how a person can involve faith (or not) in recovery.

FREE MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION RESOURCES  In Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.  Do not feel ashamed to have resorted to addictions. Just know there is blameless help out there. You abusive spouse may have pushed you into addictions to gain more control over you. You are not your addictions. You are worth everything to God. He is not ashamed of you. If you have yet to deal with your addictions, be aware of the dangers out there today.  Make sure you have qualified staff. I’m told Recovery Village is a good place. – Website – an organisation connecting people who are seeking treatment to the resources they need. US and internationally. – REHABSPOT: Finding hope and caring with knowledgeable treatment for co-occurring disorders and addiction. – Detox, Rehab, and Aftercare options across 51 locations. – Good information on the medications and processes that are likely to take place during Detox; gives a person a sense of control in having knowledge of the process. BRIGHT FUTURE RECOVERY. – The Recover: News that can Change Your Life. Research, articles, scientific information and topical items relating to Addictions, treatment, healing. – Recall Report is a comprehensive online resource for information on mental health and addiction for youth, adults and seniors; includes information on depression, suicide, treatment/rehab, abuse and PTSD. – “Help to find the best drug or alcohol detox program for your loved one.

General health issues and resources – “How sleep demographics and health issues affect sleep.”– TUCK – Advancing better sleep. – CONSUMER SAFETY GUIDE – A ‘heads-up’ website on consumer products.       For single parents in the US (Not Canadian)

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