First Line of Defense ~
Check out this website to see if there's any sex offenders in your neighborhood! This is your first line of defense against allowing your children to become victims.
National Sex Offender Registry
PO Box 150088 San Rafael, California 94915-0088
Phone: (415) 457-8799
https://www.projectavary.org/onlineprogramexternal link(opens in new window)
Project Avary's mission is to help children heal from the impact of having a parent in prison. They do this by surrounding youth with a long-term, supportive community of peer and adult mentors and by empowering them with leadership development skills so they can break free from generational cycles of trauma and incarceration.
SKIP Community Resource Services, Inc. National Headquarters
669 Bush Dr., Hope Hull, AL 36043 P.O. Box 392,
Hope Hull, AL 36043 Phone: (334) 549-9674
Our mission is to provide support services to children of incarcerated parents and their families and to increase public awareness of the underlying problems of these children as victims through education, advocacy and research. The purpose of SKIP programs is to help children (“Skippers”) of incarcerated parents and their families better cope with separation due to incarceration; to maintain family ties, and to break the cycle of incarceration by:
~Informing the community at large of the underlying problems of children with incarcerated parents and the necessity of community support.
~Increasing family awareness of community services and support that are available to them.
Generally Important Numbers to have easy access to:
~Child Sex Abuse Hotline 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368
~Rape & Sexual Abuse (rape, abuse, incest) 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
~Crime Victims Nt’l Ctr. for Victims of Crime 1-855-4VICTIM (1-844-484-2846)
~Dating Abuse Love Is Respect 1-866-331-8453 TTY 1-866-331-8453 Or text LOVEIS to 22522
~Domestic Violence Nt’l Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233 TTY 1-800-787-3224
~Disaster Distress SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline Phone or text 1-800-985-5990
~Runaway & Homeless Youth Nt’l Runaway Safeline 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or text 66008
~Suicide Prevention Nt’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) TTY: 1-800-799-4889
~Missing & Abducted Children Child Find Of American, Inc 1-800-I-AM-LOST (1-800-426-5678) OR Nt’l Ctr. for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
~American Indian Tribal Directory-lists federally recognized tribes Indians.org NICWA - Nt’l Indian Child Welfare Association Dedicated to the well-being of American & Alaska Native Children & Families Questions about Indian Child welfare issues (503) 222-4044 or send email to email@example.com
~Birth Parent National Network Works to champion birth parents as leaders and partners in the child welfare systems reform www.bpnn.ctfalliance.org
~Circle of Parents www.circleofparents.org Supportive & friendly environment led by parents and other caregivers
~Parents Anonymous www.parentsanonymous.org Nt’l Coalition for Parent Advocacy in CPS Group of parent leaders who’ve come together to create positive public policy and program changes that prevent removal of children from their families, strengthen & ensure the rights of families whose children have been removed, and return children to their families http://www.strenthening-famailies.org/parentadvocacy/index.html The
~Parent’s Get Real Guide to Getting Your Kids Back Written by parents who’ve successfully reunified with their children in the foster care system to support other parents who are currently in that situation www.strengtheningfamiliesillinois.org/mirror/downloads/Parents_Get_Real_Guide_lores.pdf
~Finding your way: Guides for Fathers in Child Protection Services Provides tips for noncustodial fathers who want to be active participants in their children’s CPS cases. They focus on Father’s legal rights, child support and courtroom expectations http://site_americanhumane.org/fatherhooddocs/father_guide.pdf
~Rise Magazine!! Written by parents who have faced the child welfare system www.risemagazine.org