Safer Congregations – More Information and Resources

List of National organizations and web sites for more information

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers  The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. Through research, education, and shared learning ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.

Darkness to Light End Child Sexual Abuse. Online and in person training on child sexual abuse prevention and information about each state’s resources.

Faith Trust Institute Faith Trust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center  The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

Prevent Child Abuse in America  National organization focusing broadly on child abuse, including child sexual abuse. Chapters in each state may be a useful source for local referrals and support.

Religious Institute  Multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.  Creators of the Sexually Safer Best Practices Initiative.

Safe Church Samaritan  An intensive one-year training and development on child sexual abuse offered by Samaritan Counseling Center in certain geographical hubs.

Stop It Now  National organization on child abuse prevention, runs a hotline for help on discerning next steps in situations of suspected abuse. 1-888-Prevent