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Bay Area resources
National and Bay Area teen dating resources
Media ads published in J Weekly
Statement of Northern California Rabbis published Feb 7 2014
Our Moral Imperative to Respond to Sexual Abuse by Kathy Baxter and Rabbi Pamela Frydman, published April 4 2014
We are Listening and Healing by Karen Ehrlichman, LCSW and Rabbi Eric Weiss © published April 26 2015
We are Acting by Hank Berman, MFT, to be published June 12 2015
Silence: a Blessing or a Danger? by Rabbi Menachem Creditor and Naomi Tucker, published October 23, 2015
Media articles published in J Weekly
Former Bay Area Jewish leader accused of molesting boys in ’60s and ’70s by Sue Fiskoff, Editor-in-Chief, October 24, 2013.
A Rabbi’s View: Turning to Our Tradition for Guidance by Rabbi Nathaniel Ezray, published October 24, 2013
Every story is real, a pledge to bring sexual abuse to light by Rabbi Nathaniel Ezray, published February 6, 2014
Emphatically standing up to sexual abuse, by Tom Mitchell, published February 21, 2014
Breaking the Silence by Naomi Tucker, publish February 21, 2014
Human trafficking in our own backyard, it’s inhuman, by Minouche Kandel and Kristin Snell, published April 3, 2014
Beyond silence: Confronting child sexual abuse in Jewish community cover story by Drew Himmelstein, J. Staff, December 10, 2015.
Bay Area Resources
A Step Forward, Inc., Child Abuse Treatment and Training provides expert psychologists who work sensitively with victims and their families, and perpetrators and their families. Click here for an article by A Step Forward Co-Directors Caprice Haverty, Ph.D. and Anna Weisberg, Ph.D.
Rabbi Dan Goldblatt of Beth Chaim Congregation writes, “As a congregational leader, I have turned to Dr. Caprice Haverty and A Step Forward, Inc. in times that required utmost care, professional skill and family systems expertise. This organization provided exactly what was necessary for families in great distress. I consider “A Step Forward” an absolutely essential part of the referral sources for my community.”
California Department of Social Services – Child Protective Services resources for families who children have been abused and resources for community members who wish to report abuse.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, a Morris Center program for healing from child abuse. (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
JSafe, The Jewish Institute Supporting an Abuse Free Environment.
National Child Trauma Stress Network provides resources regarding child trauma. (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
National Parent Help Line offer support to parents. Check out the website or call 1-855-PARENT
National Respite Network and Research Center provides planned or emergency care provided to a child or adult with special needs in order to provide temporary relief to family caregivers who are caring for that child or adult. (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
Stop It Now! Help and guidance for parents and those who work with youth and adults. Includes an online help center available at http://www.stopitnow.org/help-guidance/online-help-center (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
Survivors of Incest Anonymous for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. SIA defines incest broadly. (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
Local and national teen dating resources
Shalom Bayit, Ending Domestic Violence in Jewish Homes runs a program for teens called Love Shouldn’t Hurt.
Click here to learn about the Love Shouldn’t Hurt Program and to arrange to bring the program to your congregation, school or institution.
Click here for national resources and other Bay Area resources for parents and educators.
Click here for resources for teens.