Website Resources

North Carolina Division of Social Services
This site will give you the names, phone numbers, and addresses of the staff at each of the state’s county department of social services. If you need to report suspected child abuse, call the department in the county where the child lives.

North Carolina Child Treatment Program
This site, which is sponsored by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, includes a list of trauma-focused therapists for each county in the state. These therapists have special training in helping people to recover from traumas such as child abuse.

Prevent Child Abuse – North Carolina
This site offers news and training about child abuse in our state. Prevent Child Abuse also offers a telephone service for information and referral at 1-800-244-5373 (1-800-CHILDREN).

Pandora’s Project
This website is one of the internet’s oldest and most comprehensive sources of information and support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, including child sexual abuse. It includes a well moderated message board where survivors can share their stories and offer each other support.

Darkness to Light Foundation
This national organization works to prevent and address child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light designed the Stewards of Children training program which is offered by TEDI BEAR.

Among other services, Childhelp offers a national child abuse hotline at 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-CHILD) that is staffed around the clock by trained counselors. They can offer advice on how to deal with current or past episodes of child abuse.

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is the nation’s largest organization working against sexual assault, including child sexual abuse.

Stop It Now!
A national foundation working to prevent and heal child sexual abuse.

Stop the Silence
A worldwide organization dedicated to stopping child sexual abuse and helping its victims to heal.

National Children’s Alliance
The national organization of children’s advocacy centers.

Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina
The state organization of children’s advocacy centers.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A resource sponsored by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, offering a variety of resources to help kids get and stay healthy.

Preventing and responding to child sexual abuse: Organizational efforts