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The materials contained on this site are made available for educational purposes only and are not meant to serve as medical advice or to replace consultation with your physician or mental health professional. Information about diagnosis and treatment that appears on this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a physical or mental health problem without consulting a qualified professional. You are advised to consult your health care provider about your personal questions or concerns.

How To Receive A Survivor Story: The Veel Method 

The most important way you may be called to respond to a survivor is to hear their story, their “Sacred Story” as I refer to these narrative gifts.


A Model for Churches to Address Trauma and Abuse
The Trauma-Informed Church
There are six guiding principles in setting up a trauma-informed community or organization.

Trauma-Informed Church PDF

Crisis Hotlines

Child Sexual Abuse

Stop It Now!

Phone: 1-888-PREVENT


Crime Victims

National Center for Victims of Crime

Phone: 1-800-FYI-CALL


TTY: 1-800-211-7996

Dating Abuse

Love is Respect

Phone: 1-866-331-9474 

TTY: 1-866-331-8453

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE


TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Rape and Sexual Abuse

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE


​Runaway and Homeless Youth

National Runaway Safeline

Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY


Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK


TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY

(1-800-799 4889)


Missing and Abducted Children

Child Find of America, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-I-AM-LOST


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Phone: 1-800-THE-LOST


National Alliance on Mental Illness


Substance abuse national hotline

SAMHSA's National Helpline

Phone: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

TTY: 1-800-487-4889


Substance Use Treatment Locator


Crisis Hotlines PDF

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