In Crisis? Talk Now.
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    In Crisis? Talk Now.

    If you or someone you know has been abused, seek help immediately from civil authorities, child protective services, or adult protective services. You may also seek help from a victim advocate or medical or counseling professional. These services can help protect you and prevent further abuse.

    In addition, the help lines listed below are free and are staffed by people who are trained to help. These resources are not created, maintained, or controlled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Additionally, Church leaders and members should fulfill all legal obligations to report abuse to civil authorities. No Church leader should ever dismiss a report of abuse or counsel a member not to report criminal activity. Bishops, branch presidents, and stake presidents should call the Church’s ecclesiastical help line immediately each time they learn of abuse for assistance in helping victims and meeting reporting requirements. Go to providentliving.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for the help line number and more information.

    Other Online Resources

    • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Information on crisis hotlines, mental health guidance, help for abused or neglected children, help for sexually abused children, responding to disasters, and victim assistance and compensation programs.

    • RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): Programs to help prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and bring offenders to justice.

    • The National Center for Victims of Crime: Resources to assist victims of crime. Help in learning about victim rights and options.

    • Office for Victims of Crime: Resources that provide services to crime victims.

    New Zealand Resources

    • Safe to Talk—sexual harm helpline

      Phone: 0800 044 334 (24/7 helpline)

    • Police: (emergency) 111

    • Women’s Refuge New Zealand—Live safe from violence.

      Phone: 0800 733 843 (24/7 helpline) / Website: womensrefuge.org.nz

    • Child Abuse Prevention Parent Helpline

      Phone: 0800 568 856 (aka Parent helpline)

    • Safe Network—all forms of harmful sexual behavior. Safe provides services for sex offenders and their families.

      Phone: 09 377 9898 / Fax: 09 377 9229 / Website: safenetwork.org.nz/adults / Email: help@safenetwork.org.nz

    • Shine—physical and emotional abuse

      Phone: 0508 744 633 (9 a.m.–11 p.m., 7-days-a-week helpline)

    • It’s Not OK—family violence

      Phone: 0800 456 450

    • Oranga Tamariki (government—Ministry for Children)—all forms of abuse on children

      Phone: 0508 326 459

    • Victim Support—help support victims of crime 24/7

      Phone: 0800 842 846

    • Lifeline Aotearoa—help support victims of crime 24/7

      Phone: 0800 543 354 / Text: 4357

    • Youthline—24/7 help

      Phone: 0800 376 633 / Text: 234 / Website: youthline.co.nz

    • Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand—helpful information on mental health resources throughout New Zealand

      Phone: 09 623 4810 / Website: mentalhealth.org.nz

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