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9/11 Remembrance: Resources Compiled by OVC
This section of the OVC site contains a list of government and nonprofit organizations, programs, publications, and events related to September 11th and victims of terrorism. Created for the observance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, these resources continue to provide useful information and assistance to victim service professionals and the public.

ChildVictimWeb
ChildVictimWeb is a free online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence. This course describes the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood, their psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice. Assessment strategies, an evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence supported treatments are presented.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
The National Crime Prevention Council, through funding from OVC, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.

National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs
Violence is preventable, and trauma centers and emergency rooms have a golden moment of opportunity at the hospital bedside to engage with a victim of violence and to stop the cycle of violence. The Network's purpose is to strengthen existing programs and help develop similar programs in communities across the country.

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
CMHS works in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in overseeing national efforts to provide emergency mental health services to survivors of Presidentially declared disasters.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the lead federal agency for developing and applying disease prevention and control. The agency also promotes educational activities designed to improve environmental and personal health nationwide.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
NISVS provides data on rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner in the United States along with rates of health and mental health problems associated with victimization.

CrimeSolutions.gov
CrimeSolutions.gov is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including victim assistance programs; corrections; courts; crime prevention; substance abuse; juveniles; law enforcement; and technology and forensics. The site is a tool to understand, access and integrate scientific evidence about programs into programmatic and policy decisions.

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline
The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a confidential crisis support service for adult service members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Operated by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the helpline provides live, one-on-one expert advice and information 24/7.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than hundreds of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has been reinstated and will provide compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-347) which expands the pool of applicants eligible for the Fund to include individuals who experienced injuries associated with the attacks or subsequent debris removal. The VCF site allows users to obtain a list of the kinds of documents and information needed in order to process claims; register for the VCF online, the first step in submitting your claim; fill out an online eligibility form to determine VCF eligibility; submit a claim online; and review Frequently Asked Questions.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The mission of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) is to create an environment within the department (HHS) that welcomes the participation of faith- and community-based organizations as valued and essential partners assisting Americans in need. CFBCI's mission is part of the department's focus on improving human services for our country's neediest citizens. This center leads the department's efforts to better utilize faith- and community-based organizations in providing effective human services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Indian Health Service
IHS is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Center aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This Web site is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress, for a variety of audiences.

Womenshealth.gov
NWHIC's mission is to provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches.

World Trade Center Health Program
This program monitors, screens, treats and supports responders who responded to the disaster site at the World Trade Center in New York City and who may have been affected physically or mentally by their service. The site is designed to provide information related to all aspects of the World Trade Center Health Program, to highlight new developments in the program as they occur, and to help individuals find information of particular interest for them.

Academy on Violence and Abuse
AVA exists to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
ASCA helps survivors of child abuse transform their self-identities from that of victim to that of survivor and, ultimately, thriver. The site includes resource materials and guidelines for establishing ASCA support networks.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
AACAP offers information as a public service, distributing fact sheets for parents and caregivers and research and guidelines for psychiatric staff. The Web site offers articles for helping children cope with trauma, stress, and disasters. Information is also available in Spanish.

American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association works to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.

American Psychological Association (APA)
APA offers information on PTSD and a Disaster Response Network, which includes more than 1,500 psychologists who volunteer to provide free, onsite mental health services to disaster survivors and the relief workers who assist them.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.

Center for Public Representation
The Center for Public Representation seeks to improve the quality of lives of people with mental illness and other disabilities through the systemic enforcement of their legal rights while promoting improvements in services for citizens with disabilities.

Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect offers assessment and treatment for children who have been abused or neglected, adolescent sex offenders, and women and the children of women who used inappropriate substances during pregnancy.

Children Exposed to Violence Evidence-Based Programs Database
The Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) Database section of the Safe Start Center Web site highlights programs evaluated on the Department of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site. The database uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in services for children exposed to violence.

Compassionate Friends
This nonprofit, self-help support organization offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. TCF provides an opportunity for sharing with and learning from other grievers.

Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families provides support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information
PTSDinfo.org provides resources and referrals to learn more about coping with traumatic stress.

Gift from Within
This international organization is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Gift From Within provides survivors and caretakers with a peer support network and develops and disseminates educational materials including videotapes, articles, and books.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF)
The mission of ICISF is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
ISTSS shares information about the effects of trauma, reducing traumatic stressors, and clinical strategies. Its Web site offers journals and related resources for the public, professionals, and the media.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMPHD)
NASMHPD helps set the agenda and determine the direction of state mental health agency interests across the country, historically including state mental health planning, service delivery, and evaluation.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
The overarching goal of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing abuse-related trauma and/or living with mental illness can access the services that they may need to enhance their safety and well-being.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN works to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

National Children's Alliance (NCA)
National Children's Alliance provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve children's advocacy centers.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
NCAVP addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities.

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center is devoted to achieving a better understanding of the impact of criminal victimization on adults, children, and their families.

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse offers information about self-help support groups and regional self-help clearinghouses. The clearinghouse also provides self-help links, training and consultation, public outreach, and related publications and policy papers.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
POMC provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote healthy grief resolution.

Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
The Center is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute, Inc.
Sidran offers information to empower survivors, educate loved ones, and support clinicians. This nonprofit institute runs many programs, including Sidran Press, the Psychtrauma Infobase, and the Tamar project for treating incarcerated women suffering from trauma and abuse.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.

Trauma Intervention Program Inc. (TIP)
TIP assists citizen volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of police, fire and hospital personnel to support those who are emotionally traumatized.

Witness Justice
Witness Justice provides trauma victims and their loved ones with resources that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. The site features access to experts, message boards, and other print and electronic victim resources.

OVC-Funded Resources

9/11 Remembrance: Resources Compiled by OVC
This section of the OVC site contains a list of government and nonprofit organizations, programs, publications, and events related to September 11th and victims of terrorism. Created for the observance of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, these resources continue to provide useful information and assistance to victim service professionals and the public.

ChildVictimWeb
ChildVictimWeb is a free online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence. This course describes the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood, their psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice. Assessment strategies, an evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence supported treatments are presented.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
The National Crime Prevention Council, through funding from OVC, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.

National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs
Violence is preventable, and trauma centers and emergency rooms have a golden moment of opportunity at the hospital bedside to engage with a victim of violence and to stop the cycle of violence. The Network's purpose is to strengthen existing programs and help develop similar programs in communities across the country.

Federal Resources

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
CMHS works in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in overseeing national efforts to provide emergency mental health services to survivors of Presidentially declared disasters.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the lead federal agency for developing and applying disease prevention and control. The agency also promotes educational activities designed to improve environmental and personal health nationwide.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
NISVS provides data on rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner in the United States along with rates of health and mental health problems associated with victimization.

CrimeSolutions.gov
CrimeSolutions.gov is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including victim assistance programs; corrections; courts; crime prevention; substance abuse; juveniles; law enforcement; and technology and forensics. The site is a tool to understand, access and integrate scientific evidence about programs into programmatic and policy decisions.

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline
The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a confidential crisis support service for adult service members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Operated by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the helpline provides live, one-on-one expert advice and information 24/7.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than hundreds of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has been reinstated and will provide compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-347) which expands the pool of applicants eligible for the Fund to include individuals who experienced injuries associated with the attacks or subsequent debris removal. The VCF site allows users to obtain a list of the kinds of documents and information needed in order to process claims; register for the VCF online, the first step in submitting your claim; fill out an online eligibility form to determine VCF eligibility; submit a claim online; and review Frequently Asked Questions.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The mission of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) is to create an environment within the department (HHS) that welcomes the participation of faith- and community-based organizations as valued and essential partners assisting Americans in need. CFBCI's mission is part of the department's focus on improving human services for our country's neediest citizens. This center leads the department's efforts to better utilize faith- and community-based organizations in providing effective human services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Indian Health Service
IHS is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Center aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This Web site is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress, for a variety of audiences.

Womenshealth.gov
NWHIC's mission is to provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches.

World Trade Center Health Program
This program monitors, screens, treats and supports responders who responded to the disaster site at the World Trade Center in New York City and who may have been affected physically or mentally by their service. The site is designed to provide information related to all aspects of the World Trade Center Health Program, to highlight new developments in the program as they occur, and to help individuals find information of particular interest for them.

Non-Governmental Resources

Academy on Violence and Abuse

AVA exists to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)

ASCA helps survivors of child abuse transform their self-identities from that of victim to that of survivor and, ultimately, thriver. The site includes resource materials and guidelines for establishing ASCA support networks.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

AACAP offers information as a public service, distributing fact sheets for parents and caregivers and research and guidelines for psychiatric staff. The Web site offers articles for helping children cope with trauma, stress, and disasters. Information is also available in Spanish.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association works to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.

American Psychological Association (APA)

APA offers information on PTSD and a Disaster Response Network, which includes more than 1,500 psychologists who volunteer to provide free, onsite mental health services to disaster survivors and the relief workers who assist them.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.

Center for Public Representation

The Center for Public Representation seeks to improve the quality of lives of people with mental illness and other disabilities through the systemic enforcement of their legal rights while promoting improvements in services for citizens with disabilities.

Center on Child Abuse and Neglect

The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect offers assessment and treatment for children who have been abused or neglected, adolescent sex offenders, and women and the children of women who used inappropriate substances during pregnancy.

Children Exposed to Violence Evidence-Based Programs Database

The Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) Database section of the Safe Start Center Web site highlights programs evaluated on the Department of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site. The database uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in services for children exposed to violence.

Compassionate Friends

This nonprofit, self-help support organization offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. TCF provides an opportunity for sharing with and learning from other grievers.

Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families provides support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information

PTSDinfo.org provides resources and referrals to learn more about coping with traumatic stress.

Gift from Within

This international organization is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Gift From Within provides survivors and caretakers with a peer support network and develops and disseminates educational materials including videotapes, articles, and books.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF)

The mission of ICISF is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

ISTSS shares information about the effects of trauma, reducing traumatic stressors, and clinical strategies. Its Web site offers journals and related resources for the public, professionals, and the media.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMPHD)

NASMHPD helps set the agenda and determine the direction of state mental health agency interests across the country, historically including state mental health planning, service delivery, and evaluation.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

The overarching goal of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing abuse-related trauma and/or living with mental illness can access the services that they may need to enhance their safety and well-being.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

NCTSN works to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

National Children's Alliance (NCA)

National Children's Alliance provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve children's advocacy centers.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)

NCAVP addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities.

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center is devoted to achieving a better understanding of the impact of criminal victimization on adults, children, and their families.

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse offers information about self-help support groups and regional self-help clearinghouses. The clearinghouse also provides self-help links, training and consultation, public outreach, and related publications and policy papers.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)

POMC provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote healthy grief resolution.

Native Elder Health Care Resource Center

The Center is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute, Inc.

Sidran offers information to empower survivors, educate loved ones, and support clinicians. This nonprofit institute runs many programs, including Sidran Press, the Psychtrauma Infobase, and the Tamar project for treating incarcerated women suffering from trauma and abuse.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.

Trauma Intervention Program Inc. (TIP)

TIP assists citizen volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of police, fire and hospital personnel to support those who are emotionally traumatized.

Witness Justice

Witness Justice provides trauma victims and their loved ones with resources that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. The site features access to experts, message boards, and other print and electronic victim resources.
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