Abuse Resources


10 Tips for Healing from Abuse

The Shame is the Same

Abuse...What Can You Do for Your Friend?

What now God?

Lake County Record Bee article by Anita Swanson
“You don’t have to speak Farsi,” the talk show host said as he smiled and shook my hand. “All you have to do is answer the questions. I’ll do all the translating.” And for the next two hours that’s exactly what he did as question followed question about the book that I’d written on my healing journey from child abuse victim to adult thriver. More...


Darkness to Light, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Darkness to Light's mission is: Shifting responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse from children to adults. Reducing child sexual abuse nationally through education and public awareness aimed at adults. Providing adults with information to prevent, recognize and react responsibly.


Childhelp USA National Child Abuse
Childhelp USA® directly serves abused and neglected children through the National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®; and a number of other programs.


RAIN—Rape Abuse & Incest Nat’l Network
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. One of "America's 100 Best Charities" (Worth magazine).


My Avenging Angel
Victim > Survivor > Thriver...My Avenging Angel Workshops provide the critical "next step" for women to break permanently out of the cycle of violence and reclaim their lives.


National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-422-4453

Suggested Reading

Secret Survivors
by E. Sue Blume

Thou Shalt Not Be Aware
Alice Miller

Miss America by Day
Marilyn Van Derbur

Slow Hope Book