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Resources to support you and your family & continue the conversations

This book is a great starting place for conversations about how to keep our bodies safe - but there’s much more to know! Check below for more resources on body talk, resilience, online communities, and mental health.

Child Abuse, Sexual Assault & Prevention Resources

Childhelp National Abuse Hotline and (1-800) 4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453
A national child abuse hotline serving the US and Canada that is staffed 24/7 with professional crisis counselors who can provide support in over 170 languages. All chats, texts and calls are confidential. 
Why we like it: Easy access national, professionals available 24/7 with support in 170 languages.

Sexual Assault National Hotline and get help 24/7: call 1-800-656-4673
The Sexual Assault National Hotline offers 24/7 help and support regarding sexual assault. It's free and confidential. The site offers additional statistics, state laws, effects of sexual violence and warning signs.
Why we like it: National, confidential and 24/7.

LifeBridge Health Center for Hope
LifeBridge Health houses the Center for Hope formerly Baltimore Child Abuse Center, one of the country’s top children’s violence intervention and prevention agencies. Read more about child abuse facts, mental health, and reporting child abuse here.
Why we like it: Informative, helpful, and actionable 

Hot Chocolate Talk Guide
A conversation guide for parents and caregivers around personal safety and sexual abuse. It includes tips by age, words to know and simple safety rules.
Why we like it: It's clear and gives you exact words to say

Fort Refuge
Fort refuge is an online community of and for survivors of abuse. This website boasts private forums and chats, and caters to anyone 16 and up who’s looking to unpack trauma and abuse.
Why we like it: Online community, trauma support

The Erin Levitas Foundation
The Erin Levitas Foundation Resource page is filled with immediate support hotlines for youth, teens and adults for many forms of sexual violence and mental health needs. It includes educational information about prevention practices as well.
Why we like it: Direct resources we have found supportive.

Social Media Sharing

1. Read and consider the implications of the privacy policies of the social media platforms you’re using.
2. Use a search engine notification feature (such as Google Alerts) to watch for appearances of your child’s name in search engines.
3. Think twice about sharing negative information (such as your child’s struggles or parenting struggles you’re having with your child) on social media. At the very least, consider sharing it anonymously.
4. Limit the information you share about your child. Don’t share their full name, the school they attend, community groups they are a part of, their class schedule, or their location.
5. Give your children the power and choice to control (as appropriate) what you and other people share about them.
6. Before you post, take the time to think about how the post might affect your child in the future


Mental Health Resources

The Tribe
The Tribe works to help people with their mental health through connecting and empowering them in community. This free online community is made up of topical micro communities on everything from Marriage to Addiction.
Why we like it: Online community, therapy based

Youper is a mobile app that has everything from online doctor visits to medication delivery to 24-7 access to therapy exercises. They’ve also got modules to help you monitor your emotional wellness! 
Why we like it: Easy access mental-health, variety 

Mental Health is Health
Beautifully designed and interactive, Mental Health is Health gives tools to help you notice and understand your emotions. It’s also written plainly and offers great tools and advice for noticing and caring for the mental health of others. 
Why we like it: Clear and approachable, informative 

Keep talking with kids and teens

Be Strong Global 
Be Strong Global is a nonprofit working to develop resilience in students. They work with students to design educational initiatives and emotional skill-building curriculum. 
Why we like it: Student-led and focused, mobile app

University of Kentucky’s Creating Healthy Boundaries Resource 
This educational resource on creating healthy boundaries details background information on establishing boundaries, the different types of boundaries, and how they can help. 
Why we like it: Informative, easy-to-read, didactic 

Amaze aims to take the awkward out of sex education. This link goes directly to one of Amaze’s videos on consent and communication, but we also recommend looking into Amaze’s other resources. 
Why we like it: Fun, kid and teen-friendly