Hotlines and Online Help
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per 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.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) operates 24/7 phone and online hotlines. The National Sexual Assault Hotline provides free, confidential support in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is the nation’s first secure web-based crisis hotline providing live and anonymous support through an instant messaging format. Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with your local rape crisis center or visit online.rainn.org to chat online with a RAINN staff member — anonymously.
Stop It Now!
This hotline is designed to provide free, confidential, and accurate information, guidance, and resources for people who are concerned about the safety of a child and don’t know what to do; it is also for people who are looking for support when talking with others about their concerns.
Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (ASCA)
ASCA is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups; provider-based self-help support groups; web-based self-help support groups; and Survivor to Thriver workbooks.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. They offer outreach, education, and services both in person and over the web. Their mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. They also provide professional training. 1in6 has a 24-hour, seven-day-per-week online support line, which can be accessed through their website as well.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, and more. A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, they provide access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.