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    Protect All Women

    The Protect All Women Leadership Network is a coalition of women leaders, representing a broad cross section of the domestic violence prevention, women’s advocacy, and gun violence prevention movements, working to educate state and federal leaders on the need for solutions that protect women from gun violence and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous domestic abusers and stalkers.
     
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    Childhelp National Abuse Hotline

    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 confidential.

    The Hotline has received more than 2 million calls since it began in 1982. These calls come from children at risk for abuse, distressed parents seeking crisis intervention and concerned individuals who suspect that child abuse may be occurring. The Hotline is also a valuable resource for those who are mandated by law to report suspected abuse, such as school personnel, medical and mental health professionals and police and fire investigators.
     
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    Court Appointed Special Advocates

    CASA -

    What is CASA for Children?

    Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

    Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.
     
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    Elder Abuse
    State Elder Abuse Hotlines
    If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call your state's elder abuse hotline or reporting number. Help is available.
    If the elder lives in another state, call the protective services agency where the elder lives. In some states you can call a hotline toll-free. Many states also have online directories that list local reporting numbers.
    Information and referral is also available from the national Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Call toll-free 1-800-677-1116. This number is available from Monday through Friday 9 AM-8 PM (except U.S. federal holidays).


    What is Elder Abuse?
    •What Is Elder Abuse
    • What Are the Warning Signs
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    National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person. It is generally divided into the following categories:
    •Physical abuse is physical force that results in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. It includes assault, battery, and inappropriate restraint.
    •Sexual abuse is non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with an older person.
    •Domestic violence is an escalating pattern of violence by an intimate partner where the violence is used to exercise power and control.
    •Psychological abuse is the willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish by threat, humiliation, or other verbal or nonverbal conduct.
    •Financial abuse is the illegal or improper use of an older person's funds, property, or resources.
    •Neglect is the failure of a caregiver to fulfill his or her care giving responsibilities. Self-neglect is failure to provide for one's own essential needs.
     
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    Child Help Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse
    "Faces of child sexual abuse

    How does a sexually abused child act? Individual children respond differently, but hallmarks include difficulty sleeping, nightmares, withdrawn and escapist behavior. Children can appear to live in a fantasy world or show signs of Cindarella Complex. Sexually traumatized kids are prone to angry outbursts and depression. They may stop caring for themselves, abuse food, avoid grooming or they may sexualize themselves. Abused kids may self-mutilate. They often manifest acute anxiety around certain people. They often have separation anxiey issues and suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. They may display inappropriate sexual knowledge and behavior for their age. Sexually abused children may make overtly sexual advances, particularly if they have been taught to use sexual behavior to get things."

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    Bikers Against Child Abuse International
    Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.

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    Violence Against Women
    Violence and abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. But you are not alone, and you can get help.
    Get help – If you have been hurt by someone you know or love, or have been attacked by a stranger, you are not alone. Find hotlines and suggestions that can help.


    National Domestic Violence - The Hotline
    IMPORTANT INFO
    To those who wish to post, please keep CONFIDENTIALITY as a priority....don't post anything that will harm you. SAFETY is #1 priority.
    IF YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE SITUATION, I URGE YOU TO SEEK HELP.
    1-800-799-SAFE [7233]http://www.thehotline.org/
    PLEASE CLEAR THE HISTORY ON YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU ARE SHARING A COMPUTER WITH YOUR ABUSER.
    IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE POSTING, PLEASE DON'T. ALSO, IF YOU NEED HELP AND ARE UNCOMFORTABLE OR AFRAID TO POST PLEASE CONTACT A MOD.
    THERE IS HELP OUT THERE.
     
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    Center for relationship abuse awareness
    Many survivors find that emotional abuse is difficult to name or even talk about. They often wonder if it is serious because you cannot see it, like bruises or broken bones. Emotionally abused survivors state that one of the biggest problems they face is that others seldom take it seriously. These questions will help you identify if you are being emotionally abused, and provide some ideas on available support and resources.
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    Emotional Abuse

    a definition of verbal abuse
    - You understand their feelings, but they never attempt to understand yours;
    - They dismiss your difficulties or issues as unimportant or an overreaction;
    - They do not listen to you;
    - They always put their needs before yours;
    - They expect you to perform tasks that you find unpleasant or humiliating;
    - You "walk on eggshells" in an effort not to upset them;
    - They ignore logic and prefer amateur theatrics in order to remain the centre of attention;
    - Instead manipulate you into feeling guilty for things that have nothing to do with you;
    - They attempt to destroy any outside support you receive by belittling the people/ service/practice in an attempt to retain exclusive control over your emotions;
    - They never take responsibility for hurting others;
    - They blame everyone and everything else for any unfortunate events in their lives;
    - They perceive themselves as martyrs or victims and constantly expect preferential treatment.
    Copyright 2006 Abuse List.
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    Center For Relationship Abuse Awareness

    What is Relationship Abuse?
    Relationship Abuse is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner. An abusive relationship means more than being hit by the person who claims to love or care about you. Abuse can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or physical and can include threats, isolation, and intimidation. Abuse tends to escalate over time. When someone uses abuse and violence against a partner, it is always part of a larger pattern to try to control her/him.
    It is not your fault
    If you are being abused by your partner, you may feel confused, afraid, angry and/or trapped. All of these emotions are normal responses to abuse. You may also blame yourself for what is happening. But no matter what others might say, you are never responsible for your partner's abusive actions. Dating abuse is not caused by alcohol or drugs, stress, anger management, or provacation. It is always a choice to be abusive.
    * Content courtesy of the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness, www.stoprelationshipabuse.org
     
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    Domestic Violence and Abuse Help Guide
    Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of size, gender, or strength, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars.
    Noticing and acknowledging the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out. There is help available.
     
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    Find Law Crime Victim Resources
    Welcome to the "Crime Victims" section. This section contains links to nationwide resources for crime victims, in addition to resources in your state. To suggest a resource for this section, please contact us.
    If you are in an emergency, please dial 911.
    After certain criminal acts, crime victims (and their families) may be able to bring a civil lawsuit against the person who committed the offense. Learn more:
     
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    The National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Call Us
    Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in over 170 languages. All calls are confidential and anonymous.


    Chat With Us
    Our advocates offer the same support through our live chat services. Click here or on the icon at the top to start a chat.

    Our highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

    The hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Resources and help can be found at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or for Deaf callers on video phone 1-855-812-1001 (Monday to Friday, 9 AM—5PM PST) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

    If it’s not safe for you to call, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, another option for getting direct help is our chat services here on the site. You’ll receive the same one-on-one, real-time, confidential information from a trained advocate as you would on the phone. You can chat here on our website everyday, 7AM—2AM CST.
     
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