National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse


Resources and information 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.

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Recognizing "Behavior Flags"


Child predators are successful because the average person is often not aware of behavior flags that indicate that something is amiss, and they are often individuals who are both known and trusted.  While not every adult who engages in the listed behaviors is an abuser, these "grooming behaviors” are something which every adult who works with children should be aware of and looking for proactively:

There are six general stages of grooming:..
1) identify a victim,
2) gain his or her trust,
3) fill a need,
4) isolate the child in a "special” relationship,
5) sexualize the relationship, and
6) maintain control
Taking an unusual interest in a child;
Cultivating a close and/or helpful relationship with the parent or caregiver;
Giving a child gifts;
Finding ways to be alone with a child;
Having escalating physical contact with a child going from non-sexual to sexual;
Having off-color or sexual discussions;
Showing pornography to a child;
Providing a child with drugs or alcohol;
Encouraging a child to have secrets;
An "incremental cultivation” of emotional and physical closeness with a child.


Finding Offenders



National/State/Federal Sex Offender and Predator Registries & Related Sites

Department of Justice

State Sex Offender Registry web sites (Including Other Territories)

  • Alabama
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  • West Virginia
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    Federal Sites

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Federal / Military Convictions

  • Department of Defense/Freedom of Information Act
  • United States Airforce/Freedom of Information Act
  • United States Army/Freedom of Information Act
  • United States Marines Corps/Freedom of Information Act
  • United States Navy/Freedom of Information Act

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    Just Detention
    Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. All of JDI's work takes place within the framework of international human rights laws. The sexual assault of detainees, whether committed by corrections staff or by inmates, is a crime and is recognized internationally as a form of torture. JDI is concerned about the safety and well-being of all detainees, including those held in adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, immigration detention centers, and police lock-ups, whether run by government agencies or by private corporations on behalf of the government.
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