Support Links for Child Sexual Abuse

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

ASCA is an innovative support program designed for adult survivors of various types of child abuse, ranging from sexual abuse to neglect. The program aims to assist survivors, irrespective of their financial situation, to move on with their lives. The program pivots on ASCA meetings and the individual reading of the Survivor to Thriver manual.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. It was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. Partnering with over 1,100 rape crisis centers throughout the country, RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org. In addition, RAINN manages programs to prevent sexual violence, support victims and ensure that rapists are prosecuted for their crimes.

The Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program

The Connecticut Children's Medical Center's SCAN Program offers medical and psychosocial carre to children who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect. Their clinical care provides medical consultation and evaluation, psychosocial assessments, mental health counseling, short-term intensive therapy, referrals to other specialists, crisis intervention and parental education.

If you suspect child sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect in someone you know, please report it to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families at (800) 842-2288.

Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer Journal (TWHJ) is a longstanding web resource and community site for psychotherapists and others who have experienced trauma, which includes child sexual abuse. Chat rooms and forums provide opportunities for survivors of trauma and abuse to connect with other survivors.

Yale New Haven Hospital Child Sexual Abuse Program

Staffed by Dr. John M. Leventhal and Dr. Andrea G. Asnes, the Yale Child Abuse Program offers evaluation and treatment of various types of child maltreatment. Among its services are: inpatient consultation; assessment of cases for children under investigation by the Department of Children and Families; and evaluation of child sexual abuse.