- 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) – call or text
- Child abuse hotline and information on how to report child abuse in each U.S. state
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
- 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) – there is also a live chat feature on their website
- Sexual assault hotline providing resources and referrals
- 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368) – there are also live chat and email contact options
- Limited hour helpline for anyone with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse
- Young people ages 14-21 with questions about sexual behaviors, thoughts and interests can text WHATSOK to 1-888-532-0550, or use chat and email features through What’s OK?
- What’s OK? also maintains a list of crisis and support resources
National Domestic Violence Hotline
- 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) – there are also live chat and text contact options
- Domestic violence and relationship abuse hotline
- 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) – there are also live chat and email contact options
- Crisis line for young people ages 12-21 who are thinking about running away from home or who have already run away
- Maintains a list of helplines in the U.S. and worldwide
- Resources and information about sibling sexual trauma
Further resources and information
National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Amy Meyers is a psychotherapist who specializes in sibling dynamics including abusive sibling relationships.
Resources for finding a mental health professional
American Psychological Association
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Resources for families in New Hampshire
Waypoint NH Family Support Warm Line
The Waypoint Family Support Warm Line is a free phone-in service where callers can talk confidentially to a family support professional to get help with everything from coping strategies, child behaviors, and family dynamics, to household management, basic needs relief, and family empowerment. We can help you access tools, resources, and services to navigate life during challenging times. The Waypoint Family Support Warm Line can accommodate just about any language spoken in NH.
Family Support New Hampshire (FSNH) is a coalition of Family Resource Centers and Family Strengthening Programs throughout New Hampshire that exists to encourage each other, to share best practices, and to better provide for Granite State families.
Search for family support services by zip code, county, or city in NH
Recommended further reading
“Sibling Violence” by John Caffaro, PhD for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
“Helping Children and Families Address and Prevent Sibling Abuse” by Diane M. Stutey, PhD in Counseling Today
Note: Listing of resources does not imply endorsement.