Professional Society on the Abuse of Children APSAC is a
multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to ensure that everyone
affected by child maltreatment receives the best possible professional
response. Their website offers information on numerous publications
including their journal (Child Maltreatment), practice guidelines, and
their news journal (The APSAC Advisor). The website also lists information
on trainings, colloquiums, and legislation regarding child abuse issues.
Users can fill out an application on-line for membership in the
organization and the legislation list-serv.
American Women Overseas Domestic
Violence Fund (AOWS)
This is a Portland, OR-based organization that provides resources to American
women and their children living overseas. They have launched the first
international domestic violence crisis line for abused American women
and their children living in foreign countries. The number for the crisis
line is 866-USWOMEN. Information on the cirsis line and additional resources
for abused American women overseas, including information about how to
speak with an AOWS counselor, are available online.
Rape Prevention Education Evaluation Project This project
involves the evaluation of rape prevention education activities and the
provision of technical assistance to programs that provide school and
community based rape prevention education and rape crisis hotline services
in Arizona. The cite includes a list of measures used to study rape and
rape education/prevention programs, citations related to rape, and information
on funding opportunities for non-profit organizations.
for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers ATSA is a non-profit,
interdisciplinary organization that was founded to foster research, facilitate
information exchange, further professional education and provide for the
advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex
offender evaluation and treatment. The site includes information on membership,
ATSA's journal (Sex Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment), research
awards, conferences, employment and training opportunities, and book announcements.
for Disease Control and Prevention The website includes
an inventory of Services and Funding Sources for Programs Designed to
Prevent Violence Against Women that users may download. The website
also includes a wealth of information regarding the organization, health
statistics, scientific data, fact sheets, etc. Information is also
provided about CDC employment, training, and educational opportunities.
for Sex Offender Management CSOM is a national project
to support local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders
under community supervision through information exchange, intensive training,
technical assistance, and resource sites. Information on each of
these components is included on the website as well as CSOM publications.
for Children and Families in the Justice System of the London Family Court
Clinic, CANADA Provides the history and information about
the organization, as well as information on documents and publications,
and on-line publications related to victimization and violence.
Against Violence Network
CAVNET website provides information at different security levels.
Level one provides information available to the public including
results of the National Violence Against Women Survey and information
on information and resources about domestic violence (including within
the gay and lesbian community), stalking, sexual assault and rape, drug-facilitated
sexual assault, violence against people with disabilities, youth violence,
and school violence.links to the Violence Against Women Office at the
Justice Department. Level two provides information for professionals
and requires a user name and password.
of Victims Everywhere (DOVE, Snohomish County, Washington) DOVE
is an on-line violent crime victim support and resource nonprofit organization.
The site contains resource information for victims of various types
Violence Prevention Fund Public announcements, The National Health
Resource Center on Domestic Violence, conference information, fact sheets
on family violence issues, information and materials for screening for
abuse, publications regarding the impact of domestic violence on children,
judicial issues, news archives and current news items, and much more.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Provides information regarding the organization, membership, publications
on critical issues facing the field, ISTSS publications (Journal of Traumatic
Stress, Traumatic Stress Points), list of related websites, discussion
groups, mailing lists, government resources, nonprofit trauma organizations
and foundations, and university resources.
Victimology Website--Gateway to Victim-Related Issues This
site provides a profile of the website and its mission, online publications
including United Nations documents, research, services, and prevention
databases, and news and bulletin boards.
Joint Center on Violence and
Victim Studies The Joint Center on Violence and Victim
Studies is an interdisciplinary university affiliation between California State University at
Fresno and Washburn University. The Center's mission is to address issues of
violence and victimization through education, research,
and public policy initiatives, thereby enhancing professional
practices, organizational policies, and societal responses.
Beach PTSD Info from the VA The Post Traumatic Stress Resources
Web Page provides numerous links to other PTSD-related sites and databases,
includes on-line publications.
Center Against Violence and Abuse The MINCAVA website offers
information and on-line materials regarding education and training resources,
professional resources, web links, papers and reports, art and poetry,
and employment opportunities.
Victim Assistance Network MOVA offers
Criminal Justice Links The objective of Mitretek is to
provide technical assistance and support to state and local criminal justice
agencies for the acquisition and application of criminal justice information
systems. The web site includes links to various sites and resources
regarding criminal justice issues.
National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children This site allows users to view pictures
of missing children and includes volunteer information, news and events,
information about several programs implemented to assist families with
missing children, and educational resources.
National Center for PTSD: Research and Education on Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder The National Center for PTSD is a program
of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The site includes information
on: the organization and its activities, and PTSD in different populations.
It contains listings for employment and training opportunities, publications
for researchers and clinicians, an online guidebook for disaster mental
health services for clinicians and administrators. The site also
includes the PILOTS database (no charge and no password required) and
PTSD Resource Center.
Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect is a service of the
US Department of Health and Human Services. The website includes
catalogs of publications, funding information, databases, and various
specialized services for professionals.
Criminal Justice Association The site contains organizational
information, NCJA's policy statements, highlights of NCJA's Justice Bulletin,
news releases, publications, as well as information on membership, the
annual meeting, internship opportunities, seminars, and links to related
Criminal Justice Reference Service The Justice Information
Center website contains documents, links to web sites, and listservs information
in the following areas: corrections, juvenile justice, courts, research
and evaluation, crime prevention, drug policy, and victims. It also
includes press releases, criminal justice statistics, and link to the
National Institute of Justice homepage.
Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect NDACAN is
a project of the Family Life Development Center College of Human Ecology,
Cornell University. The mission of this project is to facilitate
the secondary analysis of research data relevant to the study of child
abuse and neglect. The website provides detailed information about
the Archive and its holdings, information on the Summer Research Institute,
contact information for the Child Maltreatment Research internet discussion
group and the Archive's technical support.
National Institute on Drug
Abuse The website provides a wealth of information about
drugs and drug use, bimonthly newsletter, conferences, drug education
projects, current investigations, research results, grants and funding
opportunities, research training, and legislative information.
National Institutes of Health
The website provides information on health resources, funding opportunities,
scientific resources, calendar of events, press releases, and the specific
organizations that make up the NIH.
Institute of Justice NIJ's website provides information
on many specific programs, including the Violence Against Women and Family
Violence Research and Evaluation Program. Also contains funding
information and a listing of publications.
Institute of Mental Health The NIMH website provides information
on specific programs, research investigations, funding opportunities,
a listing of available publications, news and events, clinical trials,
educational resources for the public, practitioners, and researchers,
and employment opportunities.
Trauma Center The website provides information on special
programs, including the "Child Safety Seat Clinic."
for Victims of Crime Includes information on grants
and funding opportunities, the various OVC divisions, contacts for the
OVC Resource Center, a variety of information resources, and resources
for international victims.
Against Violence Network Website provides information on
violence prevention, treatment, and enforcement initiatives, with data
from several different federal agencies, and funding opportunities.
Against Rape (PAR) Provides information on child victims
services in Spanish.
in Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders (PCAAD; Duke University)
The program focuses on the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
and posttraumatic stress disorder in children. The site includes
information on all anxiety disorders affecting children, as well as a
list of frequently asked questions (and their answers) about anxiety and
Assault Information Page SAIP provides information and resources
regarding concerning acquaintance rape, child sexual abuse/assault, incest,
rape, ritual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. The site also
includes bibliographies for particular topics.
Carolina Victim Assistance Network Online Victims Services and Resources
Pages Provides information on upcoming events, seminars
and trainings, abstracts of legislation related to victims of crime, and
a library containing book reviews and journals. The site also allows
users to search for specific resources for each South Carolina county.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAMHSA is comprised of three
Centers that carry out the agency's mission of providing substance abuse
and mental health services: the Center for Mental Health Services, the
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Center for Substance Abuse
Treatment. The site provides information on each of these centers, as
well as six special offices designed to coordinate the agency's work.
It also includes information on funding and employment opportunities,
on-line publication, statistics, and data archives.
of Virginia Youth Violence Project Information is provided on
the program, descriptions of ongoing projects, and results of the program's
research studies. The site includes a bibliographies for many aspects
Victims of Violence
Canadian Center for Missing Children The website includes
a database of missing children, resources for law enforcement agencies,
hotline number, and links to Canadian police forces.
Society of Victimology The site provides information
on this organization and its activities, on-line membership application,
and information on the International Symposium on Victimology.