National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

- Non profit Resources -
Information and Resources to help stop child abuse - This section of the web site will be devoted to offering news and information dedicated to helping the community become more engaged and committed to helping those currently suffering from child abuse and other related criminal activity. You'll find a lot of info and resources on the NAASCA web site. To my mind, being of service to those who still suffer is a vital part of my recovery.
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  National Child Abuse HOTLINE ... 1-800-4-A-CHILD -- (800 / 422-4453)
Crisis Counselors Available 24/7 Click here is one of the leading national nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Since 1959, Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The organization has put a national spotlight on the problem of child abuse in America and developed cutting-edge solutions.



Empowering local communities to serve child victims of abuse
  Providing Child Advocacy Services for Victims of Child Abuse

National Children's Alliance (NCA) empowers local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse. 

National Children's Alliance
 equips local children's advocacy centers, multidisciplinary teams and child abuse professionals with the training, support and technical assistance to respond appropriately and effectively to allegations of child abuse or neglect.  By facilitating coordinated investigations and intervention services through the multidisciplinary team approach and through local children's advocacy centers, NCA helps communities ensure that children are not revictimized by the very system designed to protect them. Visit the web site:.


  Darkness To Light - We highly recommend this nonprofit devoted to preventing sexual abuse of children. Since 2000, some 250,000 people-teachers, police officers, coaches-nationwide have participated in the training program, which is also available online, learning how to recognize signs of abuse.

Mission: To Empower People to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.


Erin Runnion is the mother
of Samantha Runnion and
the Founding Director of
The Joyful Child Foundation.
  The Joyful Child Foundation's "Be Safe Guidebook" - PREVENTION

by Bill Murray

NAASCA would like to recommend the following, The Joyful Child Foundation "Be Safe Guidebook", as a prevention tool that ought to be shared by everyone interested in child abuse prevention.

Erin Runnion, TJCF's founder, created the non profit to honor the memory of her abducted, abused and murdered child, Samantha. Just 5 years old, Samantha was kidnapped by a man who pulled her into his car .. just steps from her families' home. Her body was discovered the next day.

We are grateful to Erin for appearing as our "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show's special guest on Wed, Feb. 5, 2014.

(Links to both the "on-demand" version of the show and to a PDF copy of The Joyful Child Foundation "Be Safe Guidebook" are available through the full article, inside)


All victims of crime have the right
and responsibility to survive.

CLICK HERE for: Resource Page
Our non profit, the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, has a new collaboration with "Crime Survivors," an organization based in Irvine, CA.

NAASCA Collaborates and Partners with Crime Survivors
Providing support and guidance to survivors

Founded by Patricia Wenskunas, who also serves as CEO, Crime Survivors was launched following her personal experience in 2002 with being a victim of assault with a deadly weapon, and with the frustration she felt as her case made its way through the justice system.

The non profit is most closely associated with its work in Southern California, but Patricia will be joining us on our radio show "Community Matters" as a Special Guest, where we'll focus on the aspects of survival that relate to issues of dealing with child sex abuse and associated crimes and injustices.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - Child Abuse and Neglect

Understanding child abuse and neglect
Effects of child abuse and neglect
Types of child abuse
Child sexual abuse: A hidden type of abuse
Warning signs of child abuse and neglect
Risk factors for child abuse and neglect
  Recognizing abusive behavior in yourself
Breaking the cycle of child abuse
Helping an abused or neglected child
Reporting child abuse and neglect
Resources and references for child abuse and neglect


  New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program
"Empowering children to be SAFE, STRONG and FREE"

A version of the CAP Program can be found in 22 states, and 18 countries around the world. Yet the NJCAP, celebrating over 26 years of empowerment to children, is the only program that has paid workers. It seems to us it might serve as a model for best practices in states that are considering adaptation of Erin's Law, which would mandate the age appropriate teaching of child abuse awareness to kids in schools K thru Jr High, but leaves the curriculum up to the state to develop.

The phone number information about NJCAP is: 856 / 582-7000. Cheryl Motja is the Director of Operations (ext.153) and Jeannette Collins is the Director of Curriculum (ext.151).

The coordinator of the Warren County New Jersey Child Assault Prevention Program, Carole Ciurczak, was our special guest on our "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show on May 16, 2012. To learn about NJ CAP listen here: Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 313


Call (or email) the HOTLINE:

  "Stop It Now!"

Together We Can Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Children

by Bill Murray

EDITOR'S NOTE: Deborah Rice, Exec Director of the "Stop It Now!" non profit, appeared as a special guest on our Internet-based "Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) talk radio show on March 19, 2012. Listed as a "recommended show" it can be found in our Archives, available for "on demand" listening.

The programs of "Stop It Now!" ( work to move beyond just addressing the impact of child sexual abuse to seek out the root causes and identify ways to prevent abuse before a child is harmed. They also address situations where there is a risk for harm or where harm has likely occurred. They have a very full listing of useful links.


  Advocating for Bullied Children & Reporting on State Anti Bullying Laws

Bully Police USA
is a National ALL VOLUNTEER non profit organization

Bullying is a big problem in today's schools (an in cyber space), sometimes resulting in the most horrible of consequences, a suicide. Only one state has no anti-bullying statutes, Montana, and Bully Police lists a link to each of the 49 states which has such laws. They also give a grade to each state's efforts.

The web site also carries any number of books and links to resourses that parents and teachers will find useful.


FAQs About Bullying - State of Oklahoma - a lot of ground covered here: civil rights violations, appropriate consequences of bullying, reporting incidents at school & district levels, etc.

Cyberbullying - National Crime Prevention Council - still such an abstract concept to a lot of parents, this really short report from the National Crime Prevention Council has some compelling statistics.


  C.H.R.I.S. - Children Have Rights In Society (UK)
The aim of this website is to bring awareness to the millions of parents of the UK and show the growing dangers and terrifying consequences of child abuse and child sexual abuse. You will find the statistics compelling but the aim is to show paedophilia for what it is, with no exceptions. Three years of research is finally coming together to produce the most explosive, dynamic website available that is so needed to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

Early Signs of Sexual Abuse - Symptoms -- The signs of child abuse are all around us, and often we as adults just overlook the obvious. It is a moral responsibility for every adult to protect the children in their lives from child abuse. If you suspect there might be an abused child in your life, then step in and do something! Learn more about how you can help stop child abuse!


Some National non profit private and gov't resources

National Child Abuse Hotline
800 / 422-4453

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
415 / 928-4576

Survivors of Incest Anonymous
410 / 893-3322

Maryland End Child Prostitution and Trafficking
718 / 935-9192

California Safe at Home - confidential address program


National Center for Victims of Crime - info / resources

Office for Victims of Crime

National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
202.467.8700 ph | 202.467.8701 fax

National Crime Victim Helpline
800.FYI.CALL | TTY 800.211.7996

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530

To obtain details on COPS programs, call the COPS Office Response Center at 800 / 421-6770
Visit COPS Online at the address listed below.


Organizations and Web Sites

Community Tool Box, University of Kansas,
Connect for Kids,
Do Something,
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), STOP the Violence Program,
Federal Youth Court Program,
Harvard Family Research Project,
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University,
The Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development,
National 4-H Council,
National Association of Peer Programs,
National Association of Service and Conservation Corps,
National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE),
National Center for Victims of Crime,
? Dating Violence Resource Center,
? Stalking Resource Center,
? Teen Victim Initiative,
National Child Traumatic Stress Network,
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence,
National Crime Prevention Council,
National Organizations for Youth Safety,
? Building a Youth-led Response to Teen Victimization
National Sexual Violence Resource Center,
National Youth Leadership Council,
Peer Resources,
Stop It Now!,
Stop Bullying Now! Campaign,
U.S. Census Bureau,
U.S. Department of Justice,
? Bureau of Justice Statistics,
? Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS),
? Office for Victims of Crime,
? Office on Violence Against Women,
Whitman College Peer Listeners,
The Youth Activism Project,
Youth Alive!
Youth Crime Watch of America,
Youth On Board,
Youth Service America,

Criminal Justice Careers, Online Degree Programs, Schools and Jobs,

Megan's Law - Information on Registered Sex Offenders

National Center for Victims of Crime

Office for Victims of Crime

Victims of Crime Resource Center

Justice For Homicide Victims

National Organization of Victims Assistance (NOVA)


Child sex abuse prevention
Darkness to Light

Child sex abuse prevention book
Those Are My Private Parts

programs / projects
together we can heal
help stop child abuse
a little about us
join us, get involved