Resources

General

Questions: www.feminist.com/askamy/
Amy is a real person who answers questions about things ranging from health and violence to media, careers, and women’s history.

Media: www.about-face.org
About-Face promotes positive self-esteem in women and girls of all ages, sizes, abilities, races, and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach, and activism.

Domestic Violence Coalition: www.janedoe.org
Jane Doe Inc. brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

Writing for Girls: www.newmoon.org 
This website offers an alternative to fashion magazines and tackles real issues that girls think about everyday. It is written by youth for youth.

Suicide: www.save.org
A suicide prevention and education site based out of Minnesota.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Sexual Assault: http://www.ncdsv.org/ncd_linkssexviolence.html 
Information about topics including sexual assault, date rape drugs, male victims, etc. 

Rape Crisis: www.barcc.org
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center provides information about sexual assault and how to get help.

Abuse and Religion: http://www.vawnet.org/domestic-violence/summary // https://pvm.archchicago.org/human-dignity-solidarity/domestic-violence-outreach
The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women provides an educational resource for community members/faith leaders on abuse and religion as well as videos of religious leaders speaking out in support of survivors.

Elder Abuse: http://www.ncall.us
The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life is a gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Office on Violence against women: http://www.justice.gov/ovw
U.S. Department of Justice website on violence against women.

Family Prevention Fund: www.workfamily.edu
Bringing you the latest research on prevention and violence against women and children.

United Way of Pioneer Valley: www.uwpv.org
An economic resource and volunteer organization created to provide economic support, resources, and references.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender

http://tnlr.org/
The Network/LaRed provides free and confidential support and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This is a bilingual, grassroots, survivor-led organization working to end domestic violence in LGBQ/T, SM, and polyamorous communities.

http://www.outproudfamilies.com/
This website is a platform of resources and stories for families, caregivers, youth, educators, and providers who play important roles in the lives of our children and youth. 

Health

Physical/Sexual

https://www.nwhn.org/
The Women’s Health Network works to improve the health of cis women and trans men by developing and promoting a critical analysis of women’s health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making.

https://quitday.org/support/womens-health/  
Smoking cessation tips for a healthier, longer life.

www.kidshealth.org/teen/
A bilingual health web site covering everything from sexual health, food, fitness to mental health, and body issues such as tattooing, hygiene and other teen health topics.

Mental Health

http://www.mentalhealth.org/
This website offers conversations about mental health with features on suicide prevention, coping with trauma, and resources in Spanish.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/random-websites
Take a break at one of these websites.

https://www.newrafael.com/websites
This blog contains different stim/visually interesting websites that can be helpful when extremely anxious or experiencing a panic attack.

Workplace Violence

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/workplaceviolence/index.html
This U.S. Department of Labor website provides safety and health topics to inform the public on workplace violence.

Real Issues for Girls

http://www.girlsinc.org/
Girls Inc. calls on all girls to be strong, smart and bold. If this sounds like you, you’ll like this web site. Gives personal stories, quizzes and ideas of creative things to do. 

Men and Fathers

www.dadsanddaughters.org
A web site promoting positive fatherhood and advocating that dads take an active, supportive role in their daughters lives.

http://www.mergeforequality.org/ 
The website focuses on promoting healthy images of masculinity and healthy relationships in order to promote gender equality, a great resource for young/adolescent boys and parents alike. 

www.mencanstoprape.org
This group works to organize men in order to stop sexual violence.

www.nomas.org
The National Organization for Men Against Sexism is an activist group working to change definitions of masculinity and institutions that perpetuate inequality. 

Faith Communities

https://www.mcedsv.org/resources/faith-community/ 
This website provides resources on abuse and other topics among the Christian and Jewish faiths. 

https://www.soundvision.com/tags/domestic-violence
SoundVision offers information and support to Muslim communities around many issues including domestic violence.