This demonstration project is designed to reach underserved children, youth, and families in Illinois, Montana, Ohio, and Virginia who are victims of crime. The project seeks to provide immediate and long-range services for through collaboration and coordination of systems of care. It also seeks to inform victim service providers and other stakeholders of the most effective strategies and programs to address the needs of this...
VictimConnect serves victims of any crime in the United States. Trained specialists are available to help you locate referrals for mental health counseling, financial compensation, legal services, civil justice options, support groups, crime reporting, identity theft recovery and more.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with the National Alliance For Drug Endangered Children, created a four-part training series to help professionals serve the needs of drug endangered children. The training covers: an overview of the issue, the long-term impact and needs of drug endangered children,prenatal substance exposure, and postnatal substance exposure.
This program offers direct services to victims including crisis intervention, referrals and information for mental and emotional health and other types of specialized responses, provide emergency services and transportation, and follow up for additional assistance.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone 800–985–5990 (for Spanish, press 2) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs', or for Spanish, text 'Hablanos', to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
OVC manages AEAP, which offers five funding streams to provide timely relief to communities affected by domestic terrorism and criminal mass violence for immediate and ongoing victim assistance services in the form of grants. Qualifying applicants include state victim assistance and compensation programs; public agencies, including federal, state, and local governments; federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior and published...
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey provides data on sexual assault, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. The survey also includes the rates of health and mental health problems associated with victimization.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes.
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (P.L...
This program monitors, screens, treats and supports responders who responded to the disaster site at the World Trade Center in New York City and who may have been affected physically or mentally by their service. The site is designed to provide information related to all aspects of the World Trade Center Health Program, highlight new developments in the program as they occur, and help individuals...
The Center aims 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 provides educational resources about PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.
This nationwide toll free service (800–677–1116) helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors, including home care, transportation, housing alternatives, home repair, recreation, social activities, and legal and other community services. The directory is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead Federal agency for developing and applying disease prevention and control. The agency promotes educational activities designed to improve environmental and personal health nationwide.
The Office on Women's Health coordinates women's health efforts across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and addresses critical women's health issues by informing and advancing policies, educating health care professionals and consumers, and supporting innovative programs.
This national campaign seeks to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire public action to address children's exposure to violence and trauma. Funded by the Office of Justice Justice and Delinquency Prevention, this campaign seeks to engage teachers, coaches, counselors, doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers, and other professionals and caregivers on proven ways to help heal the damage of childhood trauma.
The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention fosters hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care and violence intervention and prevention in hospital-based violence intervention programs.
This organization's mission is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by empowering practitioners who work to transform the lives of children and families living in drug environments. The Alliance provides training and technical assistance to state drug endangered children alliances and all those in the community who assist and care for drug endangered children.
The National Indian Council on Aging advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native elders, striving to better the lives of the Nation's Indigenous seniors through advocacy, employment training, dissemination of information, and data support.
This clearinghouse offers information about self-help support groups and regional self-help clearinghouses. They also provide self-help links, training and consultation, public outreach, and related publications and policy papers.
AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Visit HealthyChildren.org for information related to child health, such as nutrition, fitness, immunizations, and emotional wellness, as well as specific guidance on parenting issues.
The International Association of Forensic Nurses provides leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.
In addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy, support and comfort for military members and their families, the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products, educational programs that promote health and safety, and international relief and development programs.
Sidran offers information on traumatic stress to empower survivors, educate loved ones, and support clinicians. This nonprofit institute runs many programs, including Sidran Press, the Psychtrauma Infobase, and the Tamar project for treating incarcerated women suffering from trauma and abuse.
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies shares information about the effects of trauma, reducing traumatic stressors, and clinical strategies. Its website offers journals and related resources for the public, professionals, and the media.
This nonprofit, self-help support organization offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. The Compassionate Friends provides an opportunity for sharing with and learning from other grievers.
The American Psychological Association offers information on posttraumatic stress disorder and a Disaster Response Network, which includes more than 1,500 psychologists who volunteer to provide free, onsite mental health services to disaster survivors and the relief workers who assist them.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse helps survivors of child abuse transform their self-identities from that of victim to that of survivor and, ultimately, thriver. The site includes resource materials and guidelines for establishing support networks.
The overarching goal of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing abuse-related trauma and/or living with mental illness can access the services that they may need to enhance their safety and well-being.
This association helps set the agenda and determine the direction of state mental health agency interests across the country, historically including state mental health planning, service delivery, and evaluation.
The mission of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.
The Elder Abuse Forensic Center brings experts together to better understand, identify and treat elder abuse, determine more efficient ways to successfully prosecute elder abuse cases and support the prevention of elder abuse through greater awareness and education among those professionals who work with older and disabled adults.