Resources for Professionals
Updated: Aug 13
Beyond Silence: Jewish Community Professional Resources
Download a PowerPoint Presentation entitled “Approaches for Engaging Youth Serving Organizations and Schools in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention” prepared by Safe and Sound for the Beyond Silence professional development day held on November 18, 2015.
Beyond Silence Closing Keynote by David Waksberg, CEO of Jewish Learning Works, delivered during the Beyond Silence professional development day on November 18, 2015.
California State & Bay Area Local Resources
Enough Abuse of the Greater Bay Area – This is a campaign to raise consciousness about the prevention and reporting of child abuse. The link includes phone numbers and email addresses for the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Solano. If your county is not listed, please contact the Child Help Hotline on the “Child Abuse Reporting” page of this “Board of Rabbis/Beyond Silence – Protecting of Youth” website.
Professional Enrichment is a program of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center for professionals seeking advice, consultation, or support in your efforts to serve your community or individual Jewish clients facing illness or loss.
Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse prepared by the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault provides information and resources for college students and people of all ages regarding rape, unwelcome sexual threats and intimidation, incest, sexual assault by intimate partners, child sexual abuse, human sexual trafficking, sexual harassment, street harassment and other forms of unwelcome, coerced or non-consensual activity. (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
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.
Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training – The Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Project is funded by the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention and has been modified by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California. The goal of this project is to have free training available for mandated child abuse reporters so they may carry out their responsibilities properly. There are training modules for clergy, educators, childcare workers, medical professionals and law enforcement. There is also a training module in Spanish.
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.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous, a 12 Step Program.
Preventing Youth and Child Sexual Abuse online video. Brochure and Checklists: Safety Tips on a Sensitive Subject: Child Sexual Abuse.
Child Welfare Information Getaway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive resources to help protect children and strengthen families.” (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
National Children’s Alliance helps communities respond to allegations of child abuse. (Recommended by Hank Berman, MFT)
10 Conversations to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, a resource of the Enough Abuse Campaign.
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 Tel: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)
Media Placement & Articles Published on the Protect Our Youth Campaign
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 Acting by Hank Berman, MFT, to be published June 12 2015
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.