Resources

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CalCASA)

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a statewide coalition of California's rape crisis centers and prevention programs, provides information on resources, training, legislation, and issues helpful to individuals and groups committed to ending sexual violence.

 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The NCADV offers national information and nationwide referrals for battered women and their children, the general public, the media, and others. This site tells you how to create your own safety plan and find the professional and other support you need. It also gives you workplace guidelines regarding domestic violence as well as legal guidelines. A state-by-state listing of Coalition offices helps you find shelters and other sources of support nearest you.

 

Family Violence Prevention Fund

The FVPF offers national news regarding domestic violence, including legislative updates, and what is happening locally, nationally, and globally to end abuse against women and girls. Extensive resource listings are on this site, including a state-by-state report card on laws passed to improve the health care response to domestic violence. In addition, program information and stories on dating violence and domestic violence-related issues and links make this an excellent resource for the public, students, and professionals.

 

Liz Claiborne Inc.

This web site offers downloadable pamphlets for teens on dating violence and for women on relationship abuse and domestic violence. Extensive action plans are included in all of the pamphlets. Parents will also find pamphlets on learning how to detect the warning signs of dating violence and relationship abuse in their children plus how to help them develop emotionally healthy relationships.

 

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN offers information on the National Sexual Assault hotline they operate, supportive information for survivors and updates on the legislative, fundraising and prevention activities of this nationwide organization. The site also provides a state-by-state directory of rape counseling centers and Toll-free numbers for 24-hour confidential rape crisis hotlines.

 

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center

The National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center website (NVAWPRC) is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or lay person interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.

 

CA Attorney General's Crime and Violence Prevention Center

SAFESTATE is a project of the California Attorney's Crime and Violence Prevention Center. The site offers useful, practical information intended to help individuals, organizations or collaborative groups to implement effective crime and violence prevention strategies in their homes, neighborhoods, schools and communities. The site links to various focus areas and prevention campaigns including domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse. Publications, resources, research information and events are also available.

 

Safe From the Start

This page features the Safe From the Start initiative of the California Attorney General's Office which is a comprehensive strategy to assist communities in reducing the impact of violence on children. The initiative targets children ages 0 to 18 with an emphasis on children ages 0 to 5, who have been exposed to family, school and/or community violence.

 

Action for Children

The webpage of a national non-profit dedicated to advancing the interests of families and young children, this site provides parent education materials, connects parents with one another, and informs and advocates for issues such as early education, health care, and high quality and affordable child care.

 

The National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute

This site presents information on the organization's efforts to assist and support Latino fathers in their role as active positive partners in nurturing and educating their children.

 

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is a catalyst and advocate for social change through innovative solutions to ensure safety and justice for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.

 

Toolkit to End Violence Against Women

This site was developed by the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women to provide access to the Toolkit To End Violence Against Women. The toolkit offers concrete guidance to communities, policy leaders, and individuals engaged in activities to end violence against women including sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Each Toolkit chapter focuses on a particular audience or environment and includes recommendations for strengthening prevention efforts and improving services and advocacy for victims.

 

Administration for Children and Families

This site offers searchable databases offering information on services, funding sources, statistics, publications and calendar events relating to child abuse and neglect issues.

 

Family Support America

This site provides information and resources to individuals and groups working to support children and families from a strength-based approach.

 

Prevent Child Abuse California

This site presents extensive information on child abuse prevention strategies, legislative issues and support resources.

 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Clearinghouse of resources related to sexual violence intervention and prevention.

 

FBI's Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

A guide to help parents to protect their children from online sex offenders. Provides definitions, safety tips, and guidance on what you should do next if you suspect your child is communicating with a sexual predator online.

1in6

Researchers have found that 1 in 6 men have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 18. And this is probably a low estimate, since it doesn’t include noncontact experiences, which can also have lasting negative effects. If you’ve had such an experience, or think you might have, you are not alone.

Fighting Dragons

"Fighting Dragons school of Martial Arts offers training in various styles including Kung Fu San Soo (street fighting / self-defense), Brazilian JiuJitsu, Muay Thai / Kickboxing, and Tai Chi."