Resources

Many people have been affected by pornography, sexual abuse, sex trafficking and more either directly or through those they love and care about. Here are resources to help understand the issues and with both prevention and recovery efforts.

Survivor Resources

Survivor Resources

If you or someone you know has been exploited, abused or in other ways victimized, here are some places to find support and help.

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Survivor Resources

It is never justifiable to sexually abuse or exploit someone, no matter their age, race, or sex.

National Human Trafficking HotlineCall 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711) | Text 233733
A safe, confidential service that will connect you to a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

HOW DO I REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT TO POLICE?

  • Call 911. If you are in immediate danger, dial 911. Help will come to you, wherever you are.
  • Contact the local police department. Call the direct line of your local police station or visit the station in person. If you are on a college campus you may also be able to contact campus-based law enforcement.
  • Visit a medical center. If you are being treated for injuries resulting from physical and/or sexual assault, tell a medical professional that you wish to report the crime. You can also choose to have a sexual assault forensic exam.

Get Help:

Are You A Survivor of Sex Trafficking?

Visit SexualExploitationLawsuits.com to Find Resources and Options for Legal Recourse.

National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE

National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE

National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-25ABUSE

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) – RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Their National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (Open 24/7) provides free, confidential, help for sexual assault victims, and their friends and families. They can also help victims find local Crisis and Counseling Centers.
  • National Organization for Victim’s Assistance – NOVA provides help at 1-800-TRY-NOVA 9am-5pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday. NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: Call 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711)|Text 233733

  • National Trafficking Sheltered AllianceFind residential services for recovery from trafficking or sexual exploitation. 
  • Resources for Individuals in the Sex Trade – This website hosts a list of resources may be able to help individuals with short-term solutions and a range of emergency services that may be able to help adults involved in the sex trade ie: prostitution, stripping, escorting, pornography, etc.
  • National Human Trafficking Referral Directory – The online National Human Trafficking Referral Directory is designed to provide access to critical emergency, transitional, and long-term social services for victims and survivors of human trafficking. The directory also connects individuals with training, technical assistance, and opportunities to get involved in their communities.
Prevention and Recovery Resources

Prevention and Recovery Resources

Many people have been affected by pornography, sexual abuse, sex trafficking and more either directly or through those they love and care about. Here are resources to help understand the issues and with both prevention and recovery efforts.

Explore These Resources

Prevention and Recovery Resources

It is never justifiable to sexually abuse or exploit someone, no matter their age, race, or sex.

National Human Trafficking HotlineCall 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711) | Text 233733
A safe, confidential service that will connect you to a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

HOW DO I REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT TO POLICE?

  • Call 911. If you are in immediate danger, dial 911. Help will come to you, wherever you are.
  • Contact the local police department. Call the direct line of your local police station or visit the station in person. If you are on a college campus you may also be able to contact campus-based law enforcement.
  • Visit a medical center. If you are being treated for injuries resulting from physical and/or sexual assault, tell a medical professional that you wish to report the crime. You can also choose to have a sexual assault forensic exam.
  • Child Help – ChildHelp Speak up be safe increases children’s ability to recognize unsafe situations or abusive behaviors and builds resistance skills, lessons focus on helping children build a responsive safety network with peers and adults that the child identifies as safe.
  • Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids – TAALK.org – TAALK has many resources and a private forum with one section that is specifically for Parents of Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: https://taalk.org/forum.html
  • ATSA (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers) treatment of people who are at risk to sexually offend as well as those who have sexually offended. Juvenile program includes work with children who display sexual behavior problems and adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior, or other sexual behavior problems.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
  • S-Anon – A recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by someone else’s compulsive sexual behavior. It is based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for couples recovering from sex addiction.
  • Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA)A recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by their partner or spouse’s compulsive sexual behavior. It is based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions) adapted, with permission, for couples recovering from sex addiction.
  • LifeStar NetworkThis program is divided into 3 levels of intensive group therapy lead by highly trained and licensed therapists. LifeStar strongly suggests that participants also participate in individual and/or couples therapy, along with a 12-step SAA program outside of the LifeStar program.

  • LifeStar NetworkThis program is divided into 3 levels of intensive group therapy lead by highly trained and licensed therapists. LifeStar strongly suggests that participants also participate in individual and/or couples therapy, along with a 12-step SAA program outside of the LifeStar program.
  • ATSA (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers) treatment of people who are at risk to sexually offend as well as those who have sexually offended. Juvenile program includes work with children who display sexual behavior problems and adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior, or other sexual behavior problems.
  • International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)A database to find local sex addiction therapists, support groups, 12-step programs, and sex addiction treatment options. They also provide educational materials to understand sex addiction.

Almost all systems and platforms have some sort of built-in parental controls that we encourage you to turn on. For example: iPhone or Android restrictions, using Safe Search on Google, parental controls on videogame systems, restricting mature rated content through your cable/satellite provider, etc.

Learn about the built-in protective measures provided by many of the popular systems used today:

Here are how-to guides on how to turn these on for different systems.

Here are third-party systems that may also be a help to you and your family:

Ally Resources

Ally Resources

We want you as an ally in this vital movement to end sexual exploitation. To that end, we want to ensure that you are equipped with the resources you need to make an impact.

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Impact Reports

The Dirty Dozen List

Educational Videos

PROSTITUTION

CHILD ABUSE

PORNOGRAPHY

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Press Resources

Press Resources

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The Numbers

300+

NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

100+

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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