General Information (In Washington):
General Information (National):
Support Services, Organizations (Washington)
  • The Crisis Clinic: 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and information referral services to anyone in crisis
  • Northwest Network for Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse: Online reading, tools, and advocacy services, Seattle area.
  • Ingersoll Gender Center: Therapists with extensive experience in the field of gender identity counseling and related fields, Seattle area
  • CARA Communities Against Rape and Abuse: Promotes a broad agenda for liberation and social justice while prioritizing anti-rape work as the center of our organizing
Male Survivors
Online Services: Forums, Chat Rooms
  • ASCA Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: For adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional child abuse or neglect. With resources and online support groups
  • Rape and Incest National Network: Information, statistics, phone and online support
  • I Survive: A Non-Profit Organization for Child Abuse Survivors Learning to Thrive
Bisexual, Queer, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivor Resources
For People of Color
  • INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence: blogs, articles, resources
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Institute on Domestic Violence: Promotes policy, program, and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
  • The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
  • Arte Sana: Victim Advocacy Sin Fronteras, bilingual website in English and Spanish
  • Casa de Esperanza, bilingual website in English and Spanish
For Survivors with Differing Abilities
Women in Rural Areas
Substance Use Disorders
Recommended Books
Intimate Partner Violence
  • Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering by Kerry Lobel (Seal Press, 1986)
  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence — From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Hehrman (Basic Books, 1997)
  • Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft (Tantor Media, 2011)
Prevention and Safety Skills
  • The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker (Dell, 1999)
  • What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-free Guide to Sex and Safety by Jaclyn Friedman (Seal Press, 2011)
Roots of Violence and Cultural Analysis
  • All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2001)
  • The Color of Violence: INCITE! Anthology, Women of Color Against Violence Against Women (South End Press, 2006)
  • Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith (South End Press, 2005)
  • For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence by Alice Miller
  • The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help by Jackson Katz (Sourcebooks, 2006)
  • Men’s Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart by Paul Kivel (Hazeldon, 1998)
  • The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (South End Press, 2011)
  • Transforming a Rape Culture edited by Emilie Buchwald, Pamela R. Fletcher, Martha Roth (Milkweed Editions, 2005)
  • The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks (Washington Square Press, 2004)
  • Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti (Seal Press, 2008)
Sexual Assault/Abuse Survivors, Healing and Recovery
  • Beginning to Heal: A First Book for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (HarperCollins, 1993)
  • Breaking Ritual Silence: An Anthology of Ritual Abuse Survivors Stories edited by Jeanne Marie Lorena and Paula Levy (Trout and Sons, Inc., 1998)
  • Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (Harper and Row, 1988, 1994)
  • The Courage to Heal Workbook by Laura Davis (HarperCollins, 1990)
  • Crossing the Boundary: Black Women Survive Incest, by Melba Wilson (Seal Press, 1993)
  • Families in Recovery: Healing the Damage of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Beverly Engel, Beverly Engel, LMFT (NTC/Contemporary Publishing Co., 2000)
  • Healing Your Sexual Self by Janet G. Woititz (Health Communications, Inc., 1989)
  • Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding and Healing by Wendy Maltz and Beverly Holman (Lexington Books, 1987)
  • I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape by Robin Warshaw
  • Repressed Memories: A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse by Renee Fredrickson (Simon and Schuster, 1992)
  • Safe Passage to Healing by Chrystine Oksana (Harper Perennial, 1994)
  • The Secret: Art & Healing from Sexual Abuse by Francie Lyshak-Stelzer (Safer Society Press, 1999)
  • Soul Survivors: A New Beginning for Adults Abused as Children by Patrick J. Gannon (Prentice Hall, 1989)
  • Strong at the Broken Places: Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse by Linda Sanford (Random House, 1990)
  • The Survivor’s Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life after Child Sexual Abuse by Staci Haines (Cleis Press, 1999)
  • Survivors Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors: ‘Numb’ Survivors by Sandy Knauer (Haworth Press, 2001)
  • When You’re Ready: A Woman’s Guide to Healing from Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse by Her Mother by Kathy Evert and Inie Bijerk (Launch Press, 1988)
  • Women’s Sexuality After Childhood Incest by Elaine Westerlund (W.W. Norton, 1992)
Support for Support People
  • Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burke (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2009)

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