After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish language.
 

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization
dedicated to those who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.
End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.
 
A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.
Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.
 
Online
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS & websites
for survivoRS*

Our online support group is devoted to helping members dealing with Domestic Violence. This group was created at the request of several individuals who emailed SAFE asking for a support group

Hope Recovery offers a variety of support groups throughout the year based on demand.  Here are some of the groups that we can make available online or in person to survivors of childhood abuse, domestic violence and/or sexual trauma.  Groups are limited to 8-10 members unless noted otherwise and last for approximately 80 minutes.  Some groups are only available online using the Zoom program (a free download). 
SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.
 
Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.
 
Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines (http://www.pandys.org/crisissupport.html).
 
Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.
Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.
*YOUR LIFE YOUR VOICE
Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.
 
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.
This message board is to support individuals who are partners of sexual abuse survivors.
Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.
Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides
an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.
Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat —  a free,“confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.
*THE GLBT NATIONAL
HELP CENTER
GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

People with borderline personality disorder see people as all good or all bad and have extreme, blink-of-an-eye mood swings. Their fear of abandonment, combined with feelings of emptiness and self-loathing, makes others feel like they're constantly walking on eggshells.

Some borderline individuals are suicidal and self-harm. Other rage, criticize, and make wild accusations. People with BPD suffer, and so do those around them. About a third of people with BPD also have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD); they are especially unwilling to look at themselves and their own behavior.

Learn about the Beyond Blame system, or join an online support group.

 

There is hope.

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features the testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.
Make the Connection is an
online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.
Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

*This material was reprinted, with permission, from The National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s publication entitled Online resources for survivors: Websites and Resources Offering Support and Help. This guide is available by visiting www.nsvrc.org.

 

This resource is part of a National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative. The Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) is the first large-scale project to address the challenges dual/multi-service programs face in reaching sexual assault survivors by dedicating resources, support, and replicable tools tailored specifically to the needs of those programs.

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