These videos, audio files, documents, and websites may be helpful to you in learning more about child abuse, and taking more effective action against it.
Please be advised that the views and opinions expressed in these materials does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the TEDI BEAR Children's Advocacy Center, East Carolina University, or anyone other than the individuals or organizations shown.
There are many online training opportunities that are helpful in understanding the complexities of child abuse and neglect, and the crime of child trafficking. We have tried to gather some of the best of these courses into one place. Most of these are free, and many provide students with certificates to document completion.
If you are a professional, a foster parent, or someone else who needs documented ongoing training, please be sure to ask your organization about whether these courses may qualify for continuing education credit.
North Carolina Division of Social Services: This site will give you the names, phone numbers, and addresses of the staff at each of the state's county department of social services. If you need to report suspected child abuse, call the department in the county where the child lives.
North Carolina Child Treatment Program: This site, which is sponsored by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, includes a list of trauma-focused therapists for each county in the state. These therapists have special training in helping people to recover from traumas such as child abuse.
Prevent Child Abuse - North Carolina: This site offers news and training about child abuse in our state. Prevent Child Abuse also offers a telephone service for information and referral at 1-800-244-5373 (1-800-CHILDREN).
Pandora's Project: This website is one of the internet's oldest and most comprehensive sources of information and support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, including child sexual abuse. It includes a well moderated message board where survivors can share their stories and offer each other support.
Darkness to Light Foundation: This national organization works to prevent and address child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light designed the Stewards of Children training program which is offered by TEDI BEAR.
Childhelp: Among other services, Childhelp offers a national child abuse hotline at 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-CHILD) that is staffed around the clock by trained counselors. They can offer advice on how to deal with current or past episodes of child abuse.
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN): RAINN is the nation's largest organization working against sexual assault, including child sexual abuse.
Stop It Now!: A national foundation working to prevent and heal child sexual abuse.
Stop the Silence: A worldwide organization dedicated to stopping child sexual abuse and helping its victims to heal.
National Children's Alliance: The national organization of children's advocacy centers.
Children's Advocacy Centers of North Carolina: The state organization of children's advocacy centers.
Child Welfare Information Gateway: A resource sponsored by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, offering a variety of resources to help kids get and stay healthy.