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Resources and reading for savvy parents, safe kids, and sexual abuse survivors


Looking for additional support, information, or resources? The highly respected local and national organizations below should get you started.

Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center
King County-based services include 24/7 care for sexual assault and child abuse, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and psychosocial care for children, families, and adults affected by trauma.

King Co. Sexual Assault Resource Center
Providing critical support and comprehensive services to children, teens, and adults who have experienced sexual assault.

Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse
Snohomish County-based center with a team of advocates, forensic nurses, nurse practitioners, counselors, and social workers for those impacted by sexual, physical, and/or relationship violence.

Washington State DSHS
Click to dial: 1-866-END-HARM
Phone line for mandatory reporters and others to make a report of actual or suspected child abuse or neglect.

Great Conversations
Helping preteens and their families in conversations about body changes, sex, and other growing-up stuff.

Roanoke Park Counseling
Seattle-area therapeutic services for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their partners.

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (Washington Resources)
A comprehensive listing of survivor services statewide.

Washington Information Network
Searchable database of statewide services.

Birds+Bees+Kids
National expert Amy Lang helps adults talk to kids and teens about sex and sexuality.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Providing critical support and comprehensive services to children, teens, and adults who have experienced sexual assault.

Darkness to Light
Like Savvy Parents Safe Kids, D2L’s mission is to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse.

Stop It Now
A national Helpline for support if you are worried about an adult’s behavior, worried about a child’s behavior, worried about your own thoughts and behaviors, or need support as an adult survivor of child sexual abuse.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673) and has comprehensive resources on sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and consent laws in each state.

National Human Trafficking Hotline
The hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay help.  The hotline also receives tips about potential situations of trafficking and facilitates the reporting of that information to the appropriate authorities.

Start Your Recovery
Substance abuse is a common struggle for many survivors of sexual abuse or assault; this is a great place to start for resources on recovery from addiction.

Parents often ask me what safety, sexuality, and consent books I read with my kids, and what have been the most helpful to me. 

Thank you for exploring The Heartful Parent. Our book recommendations section is currently under revision to enhance your experience.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing our curated selections with you soon.