Weekly Articles

Dear “Psychology Today”: Believe Incest Survivors

Violence Cannot Remedy Violence

'Defund the police' movement could offer sexual assault survivors a different path for justice

Men Who Survived Childhood Sexual Abuse

Remote learning returns this fall, and parents should gear up for teaching sex ed

Police Sexual Violence Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Rochdale grooming: 'Why did I get a criminal record when I was a victim?'

Thousands of Migrant Children Were Sexually Abused in U.S. Custody

Pandemic Poses Key Challenges For Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

How We End Over-Policing of Black Children

Why Students Need Sex Education That’s Honest About Racism

Sex Offender Registries Are Fueling Mass Incarceration — And They Aren’t Helping Survivors

COVID-19 Resources

The HEAL Project will be frequently updating the resource page with COVID-specific books, articles, and other material for survivors, parents, and caregivers. Please check back soon for more.

Resource List




  • Stop It Now! Resources for Parents & Caregivers to Keep Children Safe


Featured Resources

Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma by Staci Hanes (Book & DVD)

What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety by Jaclyn Friedman


1-800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-888-PREVENT (888-773-2362) Stop It Now!, Stop Child Sexual Abuse
1-866-FOR-LIGHT (866-367-5444) Darkness to Light, End Child Sexual Abuse
1-800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678) National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


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