There are others who care. If you or someone you love has been exploited/abused by a professional, there are groups and organizations who can provide help.
For local help, check with your local sexual assault / rape crisis center. The groups listed below provide a wide range of assistance in recovery from sexual abuse, rape, assault, family violence, incest, ritual abuse. Some of these groups do not deal specifically with sexual exploitation of clients by professionals, yet they might still be of benefit for you in your situation.
*We do not necessarily provide endorsement of these organizations. See our disclaimer.
Associates in Education and Prevention in Pastoral Practice (AEPPP) North Kingstown, RI
BASTA – Boston Associates to Stop Treatment Abuse
They have written some articles that would be of interest to you, including:
- Is There Something Wrong or Questionable in Your Treatment?
- After Sexual (and Other) Malpractice – What Can You Do?
- Are You In Trouble With A Client?
- Treatment Abuse Checklist
California Coalition on Sexual Offending (CCOSO) Professionals from law enforcement, criminal justice, mental health, probation, corrections and parole who are dedicated to addressing the complex issues related to sexual offending.
CAVNET (Communities Against Violence Network) An International Network of Anti-Violence Experts and Advocates
CEASE – Clergy and Educator Abuse Survivors Empowered! Created by victims/survivors of sexual, physical and spiritual abuse committed by employees and volunteers of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist Church. Devoted to educating church leadership about the prevalence of these abuses within the denomination, we want to bring about changes to church policy in order to protect others from the devastation we experienced.
Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children – A collaborative venture of Fanshawe College, The London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse and The University of Western Ontario. The purpose of the Centre is to promote the development of action-oriented, community-centred research that is based on a feminist analysis of violence against women and children. The Centre’s role is to facilitate individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities related to the understanding and prevention of abuse.
Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service Helping churches and other organizations adopt safe practices so as to protect children from abuse and workers from the possibility of false allegations.
Clergy Sexual Abuse in Australia – Designed by and for survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Australia.
Client Rights in Psychotherapy and Counselling – The Client Rights Project, is a Toronto based non-profit community coalition between Feminist Advocates for Counseling Ethics (FACE), Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR), and Women’s Counselling Referral and Education Centre (WCREC).
College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario – Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Patients
Criminal Justice Forum – Provides assistance to those dealing with the criminal justice system. They also have a discussion forum and an Action Alert Center where Florida residents can write to congress about issues.
CSSA – Christian Survivors of Sexual Abuse London, England
Feminist.com – Violence Against Women Links
Gift From Within – A National Charity for Survivors of Trauma and Victimization.
Hellenic Communication Service, LLC – Archdiocese Establishes Sexual Misconduct Policy (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Establishes a Sexual Misconduct Hotline: 877-554-3382)
Helpline and Resources for Those in Need!!!! (International) Counseling and support for victims of sexual abuse.
Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute (ISTI) promotes the prevention of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment through research, education, and publication. In the area of sexuality, ISTI offers leadership, gives voice, and facilitates healing to survivors, communities of faith, and offenders, as well as those who care for them. (Minnesota)
Justice For All – An advocate for change in a criminal justice system that is inadequate in protecting the lives and property of law abiding citizens.
Justice In Mental Health Organization (JIMHO) – An advocacy group as well as a mutual self-help organization for individuals who are, or have been, consumers of the public and/or private mental health system.
Justice Information Center – A service of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
Locusts and Wild Honey – An Anglican newsletter for survivors of family violence, sexual, and ritual abuse and their friends.
Magic Stream – Sexual Abuse and Harassment
MenWeb – Male Survivor’s of Childhood Sexual Abuse
METRAC – Metro Action Committee on Public Violence Against Women and Children – Metrac is a Toronto, Ontario community organization that promotes the rights of women and children to live free from violence and threats of violence. METRAC’s independent work is supported by Metro Toronto Council.
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse – An organization that deals with a wide range of violence/abuse issues, but specifically notes: “Violence is understood to include not only violent ‘street’ crimes, but also domestic violence; rape; child abuse and neglect; abuse of vulnerable adults; harassment based on gender or gender orientation; hate/bias crimes; sexual exploitation of clients; and all other forms of violence, abuse, and harassment.”
National Victim Center – An advocate organization for all victims of crime.
Native American Circle – Native American Circle, Ltd. (NAC) is a non-profit, federally tax exempt victim advocacy organization. NAC’s programs are available to tribes operating batterer intervention and victim services programs to aid survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking crimes, as well as to non-Indian programs desiring to offer culturally competent victim services. (Oregon)
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Abuse – The Awareness Center: Speaking the Unspeakable: Sexual Abuse in Jewish Communities in the US and Israel
NOMORE.org – Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault
Persevering – Dedicated to Christian male and female survivors of sexual abuse and those who walk alongside them in their healing journey.
Prison Rape – The Rape Crisis Behind Bars by Stephen Donaldson
Pokrov.org – A welcome to survivors of abuse in the Orthodox Churches
Recovery from Abuse: Verbal & Emotional Abuse Recovery
Reformation.com – The Protestant Reformation – A website listing clergy sex scandals within the Protestant Church.
Security on Campus, Inc, Victim Assistance Resources (Clery Center for Security on Campus) – A national non-profit organization geared specifically and exclusively to the prevention of campus violence and crimes and to assisting campus victims in the enforcement of their legal rights.
SESAME – Survivors of Educator Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Emerge. Sexual Abuse in Schools IS a Problem! SESAME believes the power imbalance between a teacher and a student of any age to be sexually exploitative and is psychologically equivalent to incest.
Sexual Abuse/Child Abuse Among Jehovah’s Witnesses – A resource for people who have been abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Silent Edge is an online resource about sexual abuse and misconduct in sports (by coaches and officials, against athletes). They focus primarily on figure skating but offer relevant resources for athletes, parents and coaches in all sports.
Stop It Now – Together We Can Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Children
Stop Prison Rape, Inc. – Stop Prisoner Rape is committed to combating the rape of male and female prisoners and to helping survivors of jailhouse rape.
Tamar’s Voice – Tamar’s Voice helps victims who have been sexually exploited by clergy to establish a support system. (Kenya)
The Wounded Healer Journal – Points of departure for psychotherapists and other survivors of abuse.
Therapy Exploitation Link Line TELL is a resource, referral, and networking organization that seeks to help victims and survivors of exploitation by psychotherapists and other healthcare providers find the support and resources they will need to understand what has happened to them, take action, and heal.
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault – A Texas statewide organization committed to ending sexual violence.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault WCASA promotes the social change needed to end sexual violence in Wisconsin. Their mission is to support a Wisconsin statewide network of concerned individuals and organizations as they work toward this goal.
Also, check out our Resources for Family Members and Friends.