Show You Care is dedicated to educating and building awareness about sexual, verbal and emotional abuse.
“When you are abused, you unknowingly shut yourself down in order to survive. Show You Care’s goal is to encourage healing through awareness, education and access to resources for victims and their families, friends, co-workers and those who care to help. Each spiritual being deserves the right to live a Joyous and Free life as God intended.”— Sophie Gibson, Founder & CEO
Our mission is to help women and children live happy and healthy lives in spite of the verbal, emotional and sexual abuse they have suffered. We also serve family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources as needed.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911. Emergency situations include a recent threat of violence, recent act of violence or if your safety or someone else’s safety is in imminent danger.
(All are 24 hours a day unless otherwise noted)
ChildHelp can help connect survivors to counseling; residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention and education and training.
The Child Welfare Information Gateway, a resource of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. The website features information on child abuse and neglect as well as foster care, adoption and more.
Prevent Child Abuse America
The Mission of Prevent Child Abuse America is to “prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children” and includes all forms of abuse and neglect, whether physical, sexual, educational, or emotional or peer-peer abuse.
Local to Show You Care
Georgia – Division of Family and Children Services
Every child needs to be treasured, protected and nurtured. Unfortunately, some parents can’t — or won’t — care for their children. When they neglect or abuse them, someone must step in to ensure the children’s safety. That’s the job of DFCS, along with the police and the courts. – http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/
To report child abuse: Please contact the local DFCS office in your county or the local police department. Reports are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-855-GACHILD / 1-855-422-4453
Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides support and services to survivors of domestic violence and their children in the greater Atlanta, GA area. http://www.wrcdv.org/
Need help or want to practice talking to a friend or family member who may be experiencing domestic violence?
WRC 24-Hour Hotline: 404-688-9436
Outside of Atlanta:1-800-33-HAVEN
Outside of Georgia:1-800-799-SAFE
GCAPP – Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential –
(404) 524-2277 (Jane Fonda, Founder & Chair Emeritus)
www.1in6.org| Online Support Line
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6’s mission also includes serving family members, friends and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
Children’s Defense Fund
www.childrensdefense.org | 202.628.8787 or 1.800.233.1200
The Children’s Defense Fund’s Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
Darkness to Light
www.darkness2light.org| (866) FOR-LIGHT (367-5444)
Darkness to Light provides programs that raise awareness on the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Prevent Child Abuse America
www.preventchildabuse.org | Information and Referral Hotline: 1.800.CHILDREN (1.800.244.5373)
Prevent Child Abuse America builds awareness, provides education and inspires hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent child abuse.
Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.
Hope Shining is Safe Horizon’s national initiative to increase awareness, prevention and support services for children, families and communities impacted by violence and abuse.To learn more about trauma and the effects of child abuse and neglect, click here.
Education and Awareness
“Verbal abuse creates emotional pain and mental anguish. It is a lie told to you or about you. Generally, verbal abuse defines people telling them what they are, what they think, their motives, and so forth. The best way to deal with a verbally abusive relationship, whether you are the target of verbal abuse or the perpetrator, is to find out everything you can about verbally abusive relationships and their dynamics. Usually one person is blaming, accusing, even name calling, and the other is defending and explaining.”
— Patricia Evans
Books by Patricia Evans and Podcasts and Books by Lundy Bancroft