Educate & Empower yourself with downloadable brochures, educational websites and videos.


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Resources for Parents/Caregivers

Helping your Child Heal from Abuse

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Download & View the full brochure: Helping Your Child Heal

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What Happens Now

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Download and View the full brochure: What Happens Now

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When Images Hurt

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Download and View the full brochure: When Images Hurt

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D2L: Parents Guide to Selecting Youth Organizations

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View and download the Darkness to Light : "Step up and Speak Out" informational leaflet on safe practices for selecting youth serving organizations.

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D2L: Child Sexual Abuse Statistics Circumstances

D2L: Immediate Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse

D2L: Long-Term Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse

SaferSmarterKids.Org

Netsmartz.Org

InternetMatters.Org




Resources for Educators/Professionals

ChildVictimWeb.Org


ChildVictimWeb


ChildVictimWeb is a multimedia, online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children and adolescents who have experienced or witnessed serious violence.

This course describes:

  • The prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood;
  • The psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice;
  • Assessment strategies, evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence-supported treatments.​​​​​​​

Children's Bureau


The Childrens Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway has many services and resources for online training and support. Please see a few of their useful tools below and click the green links to be directed to the website.


The Children's Bureau Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative: 
Provides a Toolkit to support child welfare agencies in serving LGBTQ children, youth & families.
You can download and view this toolkit below.
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Toolkit to Support Child Welfare Agencies in Serving LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families. (25 Pages)

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Center for Traumatic Stress Network

Offers an Educators toolkit for helping students who have been traumatized.
You can view this helpful video below, or for more information & resources on training opportunities or tool kits for educators please visit https://learn.nctsn.org/

Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. They offer many useful resources such as:
  • Nationally available training that can help you learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
  • Prevent Now program: assists and supports communities in creating sustainable child sexual abuse prevention inititives that increase awareness, education, and prevention, and advocacy. 
  • A Mobile App: Stewards of Children prevention toolkit:  the first of its kind mobile app that will equip adults with the skills and resources necessary to recognize, prevent, and respond to child sexual abuse. This toolkit app is available on AppStore and Google Play
  • Information on community initiatives
  • How to guides on talking with your kids about body safety and books on sexual abuse prevention
  • Educational videos
  • National and State wide resources

Click the green link below the Darkness to Light logo or copy the link below to visit the Darkness to Light website at: https://www.d2l.org/ 

AvaHealth.Org

CommonSense.Org -Engage Spanish speaking students

Child Welfare Information Gateway

The New Child Welfare Information Gateway Podcast Series provides info for busy child welfare and social work professionals:


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Helping Young Children Exposed to Trauma


In the brief video below IMPACT report authors: Jason Lang, Kellie Randall, and Alysse Loomis discuss the effects of trauma in young children and how Connecticut is working to address early childhood trauma at a systems level. 

Find out more by visiting: The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut https://www.chdi.org/

Because of independant privacy settings restricting this video please click the blue button to watch on Vimeo.

When Bruising in Children is Indicative of Abuse




When Bruising in Children is Indicative of Abuse.

Online Safety Advice for Children

Online Safety advice from Dr. Linda "Safer internet day"

Know the Statistics on Abuse

Know the statistics on child abuse

Talking to Kids about Abuse

Talking with Children about abuse

Join the Conversation/Stop the Stigma

Join the conversation and stop the stigma or myths by changing the conversation on abuse

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Darkness to Light: documentary featuring survivors of Child sexual abuse.

One With Courage

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Behavioral and Physical Signs of Possible Sexual Abuse To Learn more Please visit: https://www.onewithcourage.org/learn-the-signs/

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Myths about Child Sexual Abuse "Social acceptance of myths silences victims and encourages public denial about the true nature of this silent epidemic. Accurate information is key when confronting and preventing child abuse". To learn more Please visit: https://www.onewithcourage.org/learn-the-signs/

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Office for Victims of Crime: Public Awareness: "Faces of Human Trafficking" Video Series


The Office of Justice Programs; Office for Victims of Crime: Human Trafficking Public Awareness Video Series:

"The series is intended to be used for outreach and education efforts of service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others in the community. The series includes information about sex and labor trafficking, multidisciplinary approaches to serving victims of human trafficking, effective victim services, victims' legal needs and voices of survivors" * This information was taken directly from:https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/publicawareness.html

Below is the Introductory or Preview Video to this 9-Part video series. Please see below the preview video for the link to each video in this important series.















Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington is an accredited member of the NCA