Mental Health Links – Women, Violence and Trauma


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  • Anna Foundation

    http://www.annafoundation.com
    The Anna Foundation is dedicated to the celebration of Anna Caroline Jennings’ life through exhibiting her incredible art work as well as using her life experience to educate others on the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and its horrific effects on the individual and society.

  • Black Women’s Health Imperative

    http://www.blackwomenshealth.org
    Black Women’s Health Imperative, formerly the National Black Women’s Health Project, is an African American health education, research, advocacy, and leadership development institution. Founded in 1983 by health activist Byllye Y. Avery, it has promoted the empowerment of African American women, educated health care consumers, and provided a strong voice for the improved health status of African American women.

  • CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

    http://www.cdc.gov/injury/
    The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries, including injuries due to violence.

  • Community Connections

    http://www.communityconnectionsdc.org
    Since 1984, Community Connections has worked with people who have been marginalized to assist them toward stable, integrated community living. Clinical programs, residential and supportive services, and research projects play mutually supportive roles in achieving this goal.

  • Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative

    http://www.dvmhpi.org
    The Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative (DVMHPI) is an innovative Chicago-based project designed to address the unmet mental health needs of domestic violence survivors and their children.

  • International Society for the Study of Dissociation

    http://www.issd.org
    Our mission is information sharing and international networking of clinicians and researchers; providing professional and public education; promoting research and theory about dissociation; and promoting research and training in the identification, treatment, and prevention of dissociative disorders.

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

    http://www.istss.org
    ISTSS is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.

  • National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

    http://www.nasmhpd.org/
    The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Nation’s Public Mental Health System through policy development, information dissemination, and technical assistance.

  • National Center for Children Exposed to Violence

    http://www.nccev.org
    The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) is a primary national resource center for anyone seeking training, technical assistance, consultation and information about the effects of violence on children and the initiatives designed to address this problem, including a dynamic body of literature, Internet resources and a bibliography database.

  • National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    http://www.ncptsd.org/
    National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’s mission is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This website is an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.

  • National Center for Victims of Crime

    http://www.ncvc.org/
    The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, we have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    http://www.ncadv.org/
    The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

  • National Mental Health Association

    http://www.nmha.org
    The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness – working to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

  • National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization

    http://www.malesurvivor.org
    This organization comprises mental health professionals, survivors of sexual abuse, and many who identify themselves as both professionals and survivors. NOMSV sponsors periodic conferences, publishes a newsletter for male survivors titled Men Speak Out, and hosts a website that contains resources and links to both professional and peer support resources.

  • National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center

    http://www.nvaw.org
    We have designed this website to be 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.

  • New York City Administration for Children’s Services

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs/
    ACS’s mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of all the children of New York. With a top-to-bottom reform effort underway, ACS is transforming NYC child welfare services into a neighborhood-based system where children and families get the services they need close to home.

  • Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

    http://www.paar.net
    One of the oldest rape crisis centers in the nation.

  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National (RAIN) Network

    http://www.rainn.org/
    The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

  • Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health

    http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/
    Works to improve services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disabilities and their families by strengthening the knowledge base for effective services and systems of care.

  • Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health

    http://www.rtc.pdx.edu/
    Works towards promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders.

  • Rethinking Domestic Violence: A Training Process for Community Activists

    http://www.raisingvoices.org/trainingprocess.shtml
    This program tool was developed by Raising Voices in collaboration with the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention. The Training Process is a tool for strengthening the capacity of a wide range of community members to prevent domestic violence. It is a series of training sessions that can be used individually or as a part of a longer process. It will help participants think about, discuss and take action to prevent domestic violence. It is a practical tool for trainers and activists who want to begin a process of change in their community.

  • Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing

    http://www.ra-info.org
    Ritual abuse, recovery and cult information for survivors, therapists, and others.

  • Sidran Institute

    http://www.sidran.org
    On of the nation’s leading providers of education and resources on traumatic stress, training and consulting on treating and managing traumatic stress, information and advocacy on current issues related to trauma, and publications on traumatic stress.

  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

    http://www.acestudy.org
    An ongoing collaboration between Kaiser Permanente’s Department of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, California, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ACE Study reveals a powerful relationship between our emotional experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults, as well as the major causes of adult mortality in the United States. It documents the conversion of traumatic emotional experiences in childhood into organic disease later in life.

  • The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

    http://www.aaets.org
    The Academy’s mission is to increase the awareness of the effects of trauma and ultimately to improve the quality of intervention.

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

    http://www.nctsnet.org/
    The mission of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States. This site includes an article on school planning for disasters and the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

  • The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

    http://www.snapnetwork.org
    An organization that engages a large number of male survivors, though it is not exclusively for men. A volunteer, self-help organization for individuals who have been sexually abused by clergy and for their supporters, SNAP reaches out to survivors, families, and supporters; assists in building support for personal healing; pursues justice and institutional change in churches; and offers education and persuasion to change the “structure and culture of abuse in the church and society at large.”

  • Trauma Services Associates Treatment and Training Institute

    http://www.traumaservices.com
    Trauma Service Associates (TSA) Recognized the Wide-Spread Problem of Psychological Trauma and has been addressing it through it’s Trauma Services Associates Treatment and Training Institute.

  • Witness Justice

    http://www.witnessjustice.org
    Witness JusticeTM is a national nonprofit organization committed to directly serving survivors of violent crime in the U.S. Our goal is to provide trauma victims and their loved ones with access to information and support to promote healing (physically, psychologically and spiritually) and to establish a sense of personal justice, no matter where they live or the nature of the violent crime committed against them.