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RESOURCES AND OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

Child Abuse Prevention


National US Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-2253

Childhelp
https://www.childhelp.org
Child help is aimed to report and prevent child abuse. You can also call (800) 394-3366 to report child abuse
Mama Bear Effect
http://www.themamabeareffect.org
Mama Bear Effect helps teach you how to talk to your children about Child Abuse before it was to ever become a problem.
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children
http://www.dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com/
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children's mission is to educate everyone on all aspects of child abuse and helping victims move forward in reporting and healing. They also cover all other areas that Family Watchdog supports.
Prevent Child Abuse America
http://preventchildabuse.org/
Prevent Child Abuse America works to promote the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse before it can occur to help children to grow up and contribute in their communities.
Every Child Matters
http://everychildmatters.org/
Every child deserves a shot at the American dream. Every Child Matters gives that opportunity to all through education.
Kids Safe Foundation
http://kidsafefoundation.org/
KidSafe Foundation's mission is to provide preventive education to children and adults, empowering them with the skills that create a safe society free from sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A)
http://bacaworld.org/
BACA exists as a body of bikers to empower children not to feel afraid of the world in which they live in. BACA often transports children to court to testify and to schools to which they are bullied.
Blue Sunday
http://www.bluesunday.org
Blue Sunday has two goals:
1) Meet the needs the needs of abused children,
2) To raise awareness among the faith community through our annual National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer for Abused Children

Domestic Violence


National Domestic Violence Hotline (800)799-7233

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
http://www.thehotline.org/
Get help without saying a word, you can text or chat online for places to turn.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.ncadv.org/
NCADV is the voice of victims and survivors. Increase the understanding of the impact of domestic violence and provide programs to drive that change.
The United States DoJ
https://www.justice.gov/ovw/domestic-violence
Learn the different forms of domestic violence thanks to the Department of Justice.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
http://nnedv.org/
NNEDV provides training and resources about domestic violence for communities, advocated and victims including tips, statistics, FAQs and other public awareness resources.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
http://www.nrcdv.org/
NRCDV has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help other on many issues related to domestic violence.
Domestic Shelters
https://www.domesticshelters.org/national-global
Domestic Shelters provides the public an online resource tool to help find the help they need.

Sexual Abuse & Abuse Resources


Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

RAIIN
https://www.rainn.org/
RAINN states for Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
RAINN also has a link here for local help: https://www.rainn.org/get-help
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
http://www.nsvrc.org/
The NSVRC'S Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources and promoting research.
National Organization for Victim Assistance
http://www.trynova.org/about-us/overview/
NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of it's type in the United States. Victims Assistance and Resources.
Stop Street Harassment
http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/our-work/nationalshhotline/
Gender-based street harassment affects at least 65% of women and 25% of the USA. And it starts at a young age. Learn what you can do.
Anti-Violence Project
https://avp.org/
AVP targets anti-violence in the LGBTQ community. Report Abuse at 212-714-1141
Male Survivor
http://www.malesurvivor.org/index.php
Male survivor is an online resource tool for male survivors of abuse.
Men Can Stop Rape
http://www.mencanstoprape.org/
Men Can Stop Rape is a national nonprofit organization to call to redefine masculinity and male strength as part of preventing men's violence against women.

Legal Help


American Bar Association
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/child_law.html
ABA helps families figure out to start the legal process to pursue legal action in child abuse cases.
National Association of Counsel for Children
http://www.naccchildlaw.org/search/custom.asp?id=2635
NACC's mission is to improve the lives of children and families by ensuring that proceedings produce justice.
Love Our Children USA
http://www.loveourchildrenusa.org/cpsmishandle.php
If you believe CPS has mishandled an investigation or placement decision, this is the resource you need.

People


Dr. Phil McGraw
https://www.drphil.com/
Family Watchdog is often featured on the Dr. Phil show. Check out his page for information on all his previous and upcoming shows!
John Walsh
http://www.johnwalsh.com/
John Walsh is known internationally as a crime fighter, victims' advocate and host of "America's Most Wanted".

National Websites


FBI's Most wanted
https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cac
Look inside the FBI's most wanted list featuring the most wanted fugitives of crimes against children.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
http://www.missingkids.com/home
NCMEC is the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
http://humantraffickinghotline.org/
Think Human Trafficking doesn't happen in your area? Think again! Learn the signs of human trafficking, how to prevent it and how to report it.

Bullying


Stop Bullying Now! Has a 24-hour hotline for victims of bullying at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

StopBullying.gov
https://www.stopbullying.gov/
StopBullying.gov is a federal government website dedicated to helping parents learn the causes and effects of bulling and how to stop as well as prevent it from happening to your child.
Stomp Out Bullying
http://stompoutbullying.org/
Stand up against hate, racism and Discrimination. Stomp Out works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse.
Cerebral Palsy and Bullying
https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/living/bullying/
Studies concerning childhood bullying suggest that children with disabilities are often the target of harassment, typically during school.

Children & Teens and Online Safety


SafeTeens
http://www.safeteens.com/
Safe Teens is an online resource for anything "online safety" related.
USA.gov
https://www.usa.gov/online-safety
USA.gov has a whole page set up for online safety - dedicated to Internet Fraud, Scams and Phishing.
National Crime Prevention Council
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/internet-safety/social-networking-safety
Learn more on Social Network Safety for your children and teens!

Substance Abuse


SAMHSA's National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is confidential, free and available 24/7 for English/Spanish speaking individuals.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
https://www.centeronaddiction.org/
Learn what addiction is, how to prevent it and how to help someone addicted to drugs or alcohol.
National Substance Abuse Index
http://nationalsubstanceabuseindex.org/
National Substance Abuse Index provides a centralized, comprehensive, and easy-to-use directory for the full spectrum of resources dealing with alcoholism and drug addiction.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
https://www.drugabuse.gov/
NIDA's mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa.org/
Stop drinking today Resources for addicts and their family through the recovery process.
Addiction Helper
https://www.addictionhelper.com/
Addiction Helper operates a free helpline called "Addiction Helper" staffed by qualified counsellors and recovered addicts

Suicide Prevention and Education


If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
https://afsp.org/
AFSP raises awareness, finds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml
Reach out to someone you know who is suffering, NIH will help you do that.

Background Checks


Been Verified
https://www.beenverified.com/
Been Verified is one of Family Watchdog premium sites for getting an easy, in-depth look at someone's background.

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