ACOG Violence Against Women Home Page (www.acog.org , click on “Women’s Issues” and then “Violence Against Women”)
The resources listed as follows are for information purposes only. Referral to these sources and web sites does not imply the endorsement of ACOG. This list is not meant to be comprehensive. The exclusion of a source or web site does not reflect the quality of that source or web site. Please note that web sites are subject to change without notice.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
The Morris Center
PO Box 281535
San Francisco, CA 94128
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is a support program designed by the Morris Center for Healing from Child Abuse specifically for adult survivors of physical, sexual, or emotional child abuse or neglect. Both an individual component and a group component comprise ASCA’s support structure. The Morris Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide recovery options for adult survivors of childhood abuse.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Tel: 877-739-3895; (717) 909-0710
Fax: (717) 909-0714
Serving as a central clearinghouse for the voluminous resources and research, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) provides a place to turn to for information, help, and support. The NSVRC works to influence policy, practice, and research pertaining to sexual violence by providing greater interaction, investigation, and review and by promoting awareness within the anti-sexual violence movement.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Shoal Creek Boulevard
Austin, TX 78756
Tel: (512) 407-9020
The National Training Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence develops and conducts training and consultation, works to influence policy, and promotes collaboration and diversity in working to end domestic and sexual violence.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20036
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE. With a national perspective and broad reach, RAINN is a resource for media, policymakers, and the public. Extensive outreach programs and partnerships with television, radio, and print media allow RAINN to maximize public education while minimizing costs.
Stop It Now!
351 Pleasant Street, Suite B-319
Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: (413) 587-3500
Stop It Now! is a national, public health-based organization working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse. Through public education, policy advocacy, and research and evaluation, Stop It Now! calls on abusers and potential abusers to stop their abusive behavior and get help.
Speaking Out About Rape
2100 M Street NW, Ste. 170-238
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (321) 278-5246
Fax: (888) 817-7627
Speaking Out About Rape is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating society about rape and its impact, protecting victim’s rights, making certain the medical and judicial systems are victim friendly, and helping survivors speak out.
Violence Against Women Electronic Network
3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Fax: (717) 545-9456
The Violence Against Women Electronic Network (VAWnet) supports development, implementation, and maintenance of effective violence against women intervention and prevention efforts at national, state, and local levels through electronic communication and information dissemination. Participants in VAWnet—including state domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, allied organizations, and individuals— can access online database resources and engage in information sharing, problem-solving, and issue analysis via e-mail and a series of issue-specific forums facilitated by nationally recognized experts in the field of violence against women. It also operates an extensive searchable, electronic library that is available to the general public. It provides links to external sources, an “In the News” section, and access to articles and audio and video resources focused on intimate partner and sexual violence and related issues.